O.J. Simpson's sister believes he is innocent: 'I know he did not kill Nicole and Ron'

A jury may have acquitted O.J. Simpson in the 1994 murders of his ex-wife and her friend, but most people still believe he committed the crime — so what does his sister think?

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Almost 23 years after the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ronald Goldman, the former football great's sister, Shirley Baker, told Inside Edition she doesn't believe her brother is guilty.

"I know he did not kill Nicole and Ron," she told Inside Edition.

She was there immediately following the murders when their mother asked Simpson point blank if he did it.

"She said tell me, did you do this?" Baker recalled. "He looked her in the eye and hugged her and he said, 'mommy no, I did not do it.' He said, 'I did not do it.' He said, 'I love Nicole.'"

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Defense attorney Robert Shapiro (L) sits next to O.J. Simpson during a preliminary hearing following the murders of Simpson's ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman July 7, 1994 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Lee Celano/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Prosecutor Marcia Clark complains to the judge 27 February about a second statement by Rosa Lopez, a key defense witness, that was not released by the defense. Lopez, a housekeeper to a neighbor of O.J. Simpson's, claims to have seen a white Ford Bronco outside his home at around the time the prosecution claim the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman took place. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read POO/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 19: O.J. Simpson (R) whispers to Defense attorney F. Lee Bailey (L) during testimony of FBI special agent William Bodziak 19 June during the O.J. Simpson murder trial in Los Angeles. Bodziak compared one of O.J. Simpson's tennis shoes to a model of the Italian-made Bruno Magli shoes, which left imprints at the murder scene of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read POO/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 16: O.J. Simpson defense attorney Alan Dershowitz (standing) gestures during a motion to Judge Lance Ito 16 June in which he said that the standard of juror dismissals must be changed. The defense has accused the prosecution of juror targeting and hiding witnesses. Seated are (L-R) prosecutor Marcia Clark and Scott Gordon. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read POO/AFP/Getty Images)
Deputy District Attorney Christopher Darden, one of the prosecutors in the OJ Simpson murder trial is shown during a court hearing December 9
OJ Simpson sits in court October 14 with his attorney Robert Shapiro during a hearing in Simpson's murder trial
Defense attorneys Robert Shapiro (L) and Johnnie Cochran, Jr., arrive at the Criminal Courts Building in Los Angeles September 26 for the first day of jury selection in the OJ Simpson murder trial. A protestor's painting on spousal abuse is in the background
Superior Court Judge Lance Ito makes a point during a pre-trial hearing on suppression of evidence in the OJ Simpson murder case September 21 in Los Angeles
Josephine Guarin, housekeeper at OJ Simpson's estate in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles, testifies during a pre-trial hearing on evidence suppression in the OJ Simpson murder case September 22
Prosecution witness Candace Garvey, a friend of Nicole-Brown Simpson, testifes about OJ Simpson's appearance at his daughter's dance recital June 12, 1994, during afternoon court session in OJ Simpson's murder trial
Prosecutor Marcia Clark wears rubber gloves as she places a left-hand glove found at the feet of murder victim Ronald Goldman into a plastic bag during OJ Simpson's murder trial, February 17
Denise Brown (L), sister of Nicole-Brown Simpson, cries as she testifies February 6 about Nicole-Simpson's relationship with O.J. Simpson, during morning court session in Simpson's murder trial. Brown wears "Angel" earrings and pins in memory of her sister
FILE PHOTO 16MAR95 - Los Angeles police detective Mark Fuhrman is shown on the witness stand March 16, 1995 during O.J. Simpson's murder trial in Los Angeles. A bloody fingerprint was found at the scene of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman but police bungling destroyed it, Fuhrman says in a new book published on February 17. SIMPSON FINGERPRINT
Prosecutor Brian Kelberg points out a wound near Ronald Goldman's ear on an autopsy chart during testimony June 9 in the OJ Simpson murder trial. The Los Angeles County coroner said that Goldman received two small stabs to the neck in addition to fatal slashes, suggesting that he was taunted by his attacker before being killed
Kim Goldman, sister of murder victim Ron Goldman, reacts to the showing of a photograph of her brother's bloody shirt during the OJ Simpson double murder trial in Los Angeles June 26. The prosecution presented the final phase of its case, trace and hair evidence. **POOR QUALITY DOCUMENT
Arnelle Simpson, daughter of murder defendant OJ Simpson, testifies July 10 on her father's behalf in his double murder trial in Los Angeles. Arnelle Simpson is the first witness in the defense's case
Defense witness Robert Heidstra points during his testimony July 12 at O.J. Simpson's murder trial to the area near where he walked his dog on the night [Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman] were murdered June 12,1994. The chart is a map of the area around Bundy Drive, site of the murders

During Simpson's murder trial, his older sister was in court every. More than 21 years later, she's still thrilled watching the moment he is found not guilty.

She was also with her brother when the entire family celebrated the day of his acquittal.

Thirteen years later, Simpson was sentenced to 33 years for armed robbery and kidnapping, which Baker saw as retribution for the grisly killings.

"I knew in my heart it was payback for Nicole," Baker claims.

Shirley talks to her brother every week by phone and visits him four times a year at Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada. Recently, she made the trip with his best friend Tom Scotto.

"It was the first time in eight years I was able to put my arms around him," she recalled. "When he first comes out we can hug and embrace and we sit down at the table."

They had a meal together, which she said included cappuccino, coffee, popcorn and a BBQ beef sandwich.

For breakfast, she says he eats oatmeal or Honey Nut Cheerios. He eats lots of canned salmon and tuna because he is currently watching his weight.

She says the guards have a nickname for him — Nordberg — his character's name in The Naked Gun movie series.

Tabloids have recently reported that the former Heisman Trophy winner is now Muslim. His sister disputes that, saying he is still a Baptist.

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Baker said "The Juice" is in charge of the prison gym and "makes sure all of the equipment is clean."

Simpson knew Inside Edition would be talking to his sister and delivered a message through Baker: "Remember who he was."

Baker added: "My brother would not slit his wife's throat, leave her outside and with the door open with his two children upstairs in the bedroom. I will go to my death bed for that."

Simpson will be eligible for parole this fall.

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