Disgraced former NFL running back and actor O.J. Simpson turns 71 on July 9th. Several other notorious for all the wrong reasons individuals are also blowing out the candles today. Simpson was accused of killing his ex wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman in 1994. He was acquitted of the murders, but many people still believe he got away with murder. Jody Arias was convicted of murdering her ex boyfriend Travis Alexander.
The man was naked and taking a shower, when Arias stabbed him, slit his throat and shot him in 2008. She is sitting in an Arizona prison serving a life term, she turns 38 today. Amanda Knox was accused of killing her roommate in Italy. She spent four years in an Italian prison, when her sentence was overturned and she returned to her native Seattle. She was born on July 9th, 1981, making her 31 today. Steven Avery gained notoriety when Netflix produced an original documentary in 2015, ‘Making of a Murderer’. The film focused on Avery’s 2007 conviction for rape and murder, Avery turns 56 on July 9th.
The Lifetime network aired the film ‘The Romeo Killer:The Christopher Porco Story’ in 2013. It tells the story of Chris Porco, and the 2004 ax slaying of his father attorney Peter Porco and the attempted murder of his mother Joan Porco in upstate New York. Porco tried to get the studio barred from airing the film, he lost that case. He was convicted of the crimes and is serving a 50 to life sentence for the crimes, he turns 35 on July 9th. Singer Courtney Love the widow of Kurt Cobain, has had many skirmishes with the law due to her drug addiction issues, she turns 54 on July 9th. Astrologers have been issuing warnings about the birthday, saying ‘it’s a very bad day to be born on’.