O.J. Simpson was acquitted of murder in 1995

By Michele Corriston
Updated September 25, 2015 03:55 PM
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More than 20 years after Nicole Brown Simpson’s brutal slaying, Kris Jenner says she regrets not being able to save her friend amid signs of what she calls an increasingly abusive relationship with her ex-husband, football player O.J. Simpson.

“At the end of Nicole’s life, I think she finally was at a place where she knew she had to be more vocal with what was going on and she was in trouble,” Jenner, 59, says in a new LMN documentary, The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Case: The Untold Story, according to ABC News. “The one thing she would tell all of us by the time, you know, it got to that level was, ‘He’s going to kill me and he’s going to get away with it.’ ”

O.J., 68, was acquitted of murder in 1995, sparking a national national outcry. Jenner’s late ex-husband Robert Kardashian – the father of her now famous children Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian West, Khloé Kardashian and Rob Kardashian – worked on his defense team.

The retired NFL star is now behind bars after breaking into a hotel room and stealing sports memorabilia at gunpoint in 2007.

“I will always feel guilty that I didn’t pay more attention and didn’t speak up when I thought anything was wrong or asked her more, ‘Do you want to talk about it?’ ” Jenner says of Nicole in the documentary.

The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Case: The Untold Story airs Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on LMN.