In 1984, Carole Ann Boone was convicted of helping her husband, O.J. Simpson, to murder his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson. However, Boone always maintained her innocence, insisting that she had been wrongly convicted. In 2007, new evidence was uncovered which cast doubt on Boone’s guilt and she was eventually pardoned by the Governor of California. This article tells the story of how Carole Ann Boone helped to catch her husband’s killer.
In the early morning hours of November 13, 1983, police were called to the home of Robert Boone. There they found Boone’s body lying in a pool of blood on the kitchen floor. Boone had been stabbed multiple times. The prime suspect in the murder was Boone’s wife, Carole Ann.Carole Ann had no alibi for the time of the murder and there was evidence linking her to the crime scene.
The murder: How and why was Carole Ann’s husband killed?
On the morning of December 28, 2001, Carole Ann Boone’s husband was found brutally murdered in the family’s garage. Boone, who was initially a suspect in the crime, quickly became a key witness in the investigation and eventual trial of her husband’s killer.
The investigation: What evidence led to Boone’s arrest?
In December of 2014, Michael Boone was arrested and charged with the murder of his wife, Carole Ann Boone. Boone had been married to Carole for over 30 years and the two had a daughter together. The investigation into Carole’s death was long and difficult, but eventually led to Boone’s arrest. Here, we will take a look at what evidence led to Boone’s arrest and what his trial will entail.
In November of 1982, recently retired CIA agent and accused murderer, Richard Boone was arrested and charged with the murder of his wife Carole Ann Boone. Boone had long been the prime suspect in the case, as investigators had found evidence that he had hired a hitman to kill her. However, without any concrete proof, they were unable to make an arrest. That is, until Boone’s wife Carole Ann Boone came forward with crucial evidence that implicated her husband in the murder.
The trial: How did Boone plead and what was her defense?
Carole Ann Boone was married to accused murderer, O.J. Simpson, for 5 years and stood by him during his infamous trial in 1995. Boone pleaded not guilty to being an accessory after the fact and her defense was that she didn’t know that Simpson had killed her ex-husband, Ronald Goldman. Boone was eventually acquitted of all charges.
The aftermath: What has happened to Boone since her trial?
In May of 2014, Carole Ann Boone was found guilty of helping her husband, OJ Simpson, murder his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. Boone has always claimed that she was innocent, and that she only helped her husband because she loved him. In the years since her trial, Boone has been living in exile in Louisiana. She has avoided the public eye, and has refused to give any interviews.
Carole Ann Boone was an integral part of catching her husband’s killer. She provided key evidence that helped the police build their case and she was ultimately able to see her husband’s killer brought to justice. Her courage and determination in the face of such a difficult situation is admirable, and she should be commended for her role in solving this heinous crime.