All of the people listed below have been falsely accused of murdering Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman. The sloppy investigation aimed at convicting O.J. had the collateral effect of putting their alibis in doubt. Some evidence appears to exist to give rise to plausible theories of their guilt for each of them -- if you ignore the evidence that doesn't. However, all of the scenarios implicating each of them have fatal flaws with respect to the physical evidence. I will not point them out or try to dissuade you from studying the evidence. Study the evidence closely and you will see the exculpatory facts yourself.
Brian (Kato) Kaelin
|I don't like conspiracy theories. They almost
invariably break down at some point along philosophical or ideological lines that make
intelligent discussion of the issue at hand all but impossible. That doesn't mean you can
rule out a conspiracy whenever one appears at first glance to be unnecessary, unlikely or
downright impossible. You can't.
A real "search for truth" means that you can't know in advance where you'll find it.
In Iago, I reluctantly conclude that there had to be five conspirators for all of the evidence to fit the timeline from the moment Robert Heidstra heard the Akita bark to the point where he saw the SUV ('10:33-35 to 10:45-47). I did not give that timeline a name in Iago but from now on I'll call it The Heidstra Timeline (see Marcia's timeline).
Please keep in mind that I did not pick my suspects and then look for the evidence that fit them. I did not decide that Fuhrman was the killer and then look for ways to prove it. I did not settle for the first piece of evidence that seemed to support my hypothesis and then keep piling it on. I began with the idea that the killings and the framing could have been carried out by one person. I looked at the evidence of one killer and found it. Then I drew a profile of the killer and searched for anyone who matched the evidence and the profile. I found some matches with O.J. (shoe size, height, DNA, cut finger, blood trails, shaky alibi, spouse abuse testimony, 911 tapes " etc.), Kato (access to Bronco, access to O.J.'s personal items, knowledge of the estate, ridiculous "thump" story), Fuhrman (a very long list) and Ron Shipp (short but damning list).
For the best case you can find against Kato, see John Junot. For the best case you can find against Shipp read J. Neil Schulman's book Frame of the Century.
I scratched Fuhrman from the suspect list when I found that he had an alibi and O.J.'s defense team didnt challenge it. If he had an alibi he couldn't have done it.
I had the same alibi problem with O.J. and Kato. When I saw that O.J. had an airtight alibi that I could prove I saw that Kato had one, too (see Animations: Kato's Walk and Marcia's Story).
Shipp was the only one without an alibi. But it was impossible for him to have committed the murders, planted all of the evidence and gotten back to Rockingham in time to make the thumps. He didn't have access to the blood samples that had to be switched after the murders to make it appear that O.J.'s blood was found on Bundy.
Additionally, the more I learned about Fuhrman the more he fit the killer's profile and the more I had to question his alibi. Then I discovered he didn't have a real alibi. He had two phony ones for different timelines. One of those alibis fit the evidence for a killing time between 10:00 and 10:30. The other false alibi fit the evidence for a killing time between 10:30 and 10:45. The killer needed an alibi for both timelines and both alibis had to be false.
The only way to prove a theory is to try to disprove it. In the process of trying to eliminate Fuhrman and Shipp I ran across "a mountain of evidence" that incriminated both of them as well as Brad Roberts, Faye Resnick and Denise Brown. For the killing and frame-up to work in a way consistent with the evidence they required:
You will note that all but one of these people were spouse-abuse witnesses against O.J. and all of them are linked to each other through Mark Fuhrman and Ron Shipp. Roberts and Fuhrman were partners. Fuhrman and Shipp were "old friends." Shipp and Resnick were passengers in a car driven by Denies Brown from LA in January '94 when she was arrested near Pomona, CA for drunk driving. Denise claimed that she didn't know Faye Resnick.
The Inner Circle
In Murder in Brentwood Mark Fuhrman draws the kind of relationship between him and only four people that meet the theoretical criteria of an inner circle involved in planning and executing the murder/frame-up plot according to the evidence in the case. Because race and sex would be paramount considerations in this covert "political action" group's formation and goals it would have to consist exclusively of white males with complementary assets who trusted each other with their lives.
Daryl Gates: The former LAPD Chief of Police Daryl Gates wrote these words, which appeared as a blurb on the back cover of Fuhrman's Murder in Brentwood book: "I, too am very proud of Mark and I know he has done his job 'proudly and properly' and very effectively, perhaps too effectively for the O.J. defense team." This was an excerpt from a letter Gates wrote to Mark Fuhrman's mother Billie in response to a letter she wrote to him. In the book Fuhrman speak of Gates sitting next to him at a dinner held in Fuhrman's honor by 20 or so members of the Police Protective League, the LAPD's union. On the McKinney tapes Fuhrman tells McKinny how he approved of the chokehold that killed a disproportioned number of black men. Gates' racist defense of continuing the chokehold got him into serious trouble and was a big part of his forced resignation in 1992.
To carry off the plot to frame O.J. for murder as the evidence indicates it was carried off, Fuhrman required a large intelligence network. His position of leadership in the Police Protective League gave him one possible network. His association with Daryl Gates, who's Organized Crime Investigation Division collected massive personal information on politicians, celebrities and the people associated with them was another. Through Gates alone Fuhrman would have had access to all of the private information he needed on Faye Resnick, Ron Shipp, Denise Brown and the murder victims. There is no proof that Gates and Fuhrman worked together on a personal basis before the murders but considerable evidence that they did work in concert on drug and gang-related operations throughout Gates' tenure as the LAPD Police Chief from 1978 to 1992 and beyond. On page 257 of Murder in Brentwood Fuhrman says, "At one point I proposed a toast. Holding up my glass, I said. 'To Daryl Gates, who in my mind is still the real chief of the LAPD.'"
Ron Phillips: Mark Fuhrman's working relationship with Phillips goes back at least as far as 1987 when Fuhrman became a detective and worked with another partner at the same table as Phillips and his partner. According to Phillips they occasionally helped each other out on cases and later became close friends. When Fuhrman became a homicide detective in 1991, Phillips was his senior partner. In July 1993 Phillips became The West LA "homicide coordinator." In this capacity he was Fuhrman's supervisor. Brad Roberts became Fuhrman's junior partner.
During O.J.'s criminal trial Phillips lied under oath saying that he was Fuhrman's partner on June 13, 1994 until Johnnie Cochran's line of questioning forced him to admit that he was Fuhrman's supervisor and not his partner. He implied that Roberts was a detective that he hardly knew and partnered with a rookie detective named Tom Nolan. Phillips assigned Roberts to interview every known witness who was on Bundy the night of the killings. And Phillips was in place at every critical point to allow Fuhrman and Roberts to do work covertly as a team to plant evidence on Rockingham.
Phillips made the call to Chicago to inform O.J. that his ex-wife had been killed. According to Phillips he did not mention Nicole's name (O.J. had two ex-wives) and did not say she was murdered but O.J. responded with questions about Nicole being murdered. He did not say this in court but he did leak this false information to the media.
Brad Roberts: (see item 2 above). Roberts worked as Phillips' partner for several years after Fuhrman retired. As of March, 2005 Roberts was the supervisor of detectives in the West Valley Police station.
Kevin DeVries (or Devries, Fuhrman's spelling in Murder in Brentwood): Mark Fuhrman's American Express gold card alibi required someone with his credit card buying gas and a soft drink at a Pomona gas station. The question here is why was it so important in Fuhrman's mind to specify a "gold" card?
This alibi required someone who was either under a profound threat or someone that Fuhrman trusted with his life. In Murder in Brentwood Fuhrman mentions his old partner Kevin "Devries" several times. He does it each time in conjunction with the highest level of trust and with flights to the Santa Rosa Airport in Windsor, CA. north of San Francisco where he and Devries drove to Ukiah. There are no commercial flights from Windsor, CA to Ontario, CA five miles east of Pomona but those to airport connections are inescapable with Fuhrman and Devries simply because of their names. Furthermore, to fly to the Ontario International Airport in California from Ukiah, one would first have to drive trough Windsor on Highway 101 to get to the San Francisco Airport. You can't get there from Windsor without crossing the Golden Gate Bridge.
Before moving to Ukiah, Kevin DeVries lived in Hermosa Beach, which borders Fuhrman's Redondo Beach community on the north. From city hall to city hall of Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach is less that one and a half miles.
Bill Pavelic: Unlike Gates, Phillips, Roberts and DeVries, Fuhrman's public relationship with Bill Pavelic has always been adversarial. However, Pavelic's actions supposedly in O.J.'s defense have consistently undercut O.J.'s credibility and strengthened Fuhrman's. Without the things Pavelic did and didn't which led O.J.'s defense team away from Fuhrman as a legitimate murder suspect, the most compelling evidence against O.J. would be more compelling against Fuhrman, Robert and Phillips.
The links to a covert political action group consisting of Phillips, Fuhrman, Roberts and Devries are weak. On the other hand, they they are numerous, they overlap and they get stronger with Pavelic instead of Gates as the fifth active member of an Inner Circle capable of planning and executing a Bundy murder/frame-up plot consistent with the evidence against O.J. and the alibi of Fuhrman.
Until Pavelic put up his Guilty of Incompetence website and short-lived discussion board in October 2007, the most anyone could say about his role in the murder trial of O.J. Simpson was that he appeared to purposely do more for O.J.'s accusers than he did for O.J. On his website, he confirmed that he did do more to gather evidence against O.J. and O.J.'s inner circle than he did to gather evidence of alternate suspects. That was easy, because he never looked for evidence against any one other than O.J. and O.J.'s inner circle. Furthermore, he took extraordinary steps to eliminate Fuhrman as a murder suspect and to reinforce Fuhrman's assertion that the incompetence of Vannatter and Lange and the racial makeup of the criminal jury were primarily responsible for O.J.'s acquittal.
In the final analysis, the Iago inner circle of conspirators had to communicate with each other through coded messages. One of those codes was based on Nicole's Swiss Army watch stopped at 10:03 on the murder scene. http://smartfellowspress.com/codes_and_decoders.htm Lines on Bill Pavelic's website that he said were excerpted from his Guilty of Incompetence book showed that he knew the code. Those lines have since been deleted http://smartfellowspress.com/_1207/00000044.htm http://smartfellowspress.com/_1207/0000004d.htm --Jasper