These are some thoughts after reading William Dear's new
book: O.J. is innocent and I can Prove
it. Only a portion of what Dear wrote is addressed here. The parts
about Jason and his personal history are left out wherever possible to not
further traumatize a man I believe had nothing to do with the Bundy murders.
1. (P.29) In the book, Dear has walked from Bundy up to Montana and then left on Montana to the alley that runs behind Nicole’s house. He writes, “Looking down the length of the alley, I could see where Nicole had parked her black Jeep Cherokee on the night of the murders.”
This can't be true.
It is not physically possible to be at the alley off of
Montana and see down the length of the alley to the Nicole’s driveway.
alley has a curve in it, which is
shown on maps, and I have seen it.
2. (P.17) “If he [OJ] were truly interested in
not been seen by the limo driver and Kaelin, he would have never entered
through the Rockingham gate at all but would have chosen the most convenient
and logical route. He would have
run directly through the neighbor’s yard from Rockingham Avenue, hopped the
rear fence, and entered the house through the kitchen or pantry door.”
So in Dear’s mind the neighbor’s yard leads to the
rear (?) fence and then you would enter a door into the kitchen or pantry,
which makes me wonder if he knows the
kitchen is located in the front of the house.
3. (P.26) “Chris also noticed, as I did, how close Nicole’s property was to the neighboring house. Only a thin masonry*wall separated the house next door from Nicole’s, and that neighbor’s upstairs window*looked directly down onto crime*scene."
This is the reason he feels that a premeditated killer
would not have selected the front of Nicole’s for a killing, along with all
the activity with cars and dog*walkers on Bundy.
A clear picture of the house next to Nicole to the NW has never been
shown to my knowledge. There is
so much shrubbery around the house that it is hard to see. To my knowledge, no one was home at that neighbor’s house
on the night of the murders.
I suspect he is thinking of Stein here but her unit looked out over the back
of Nicole's condo.
I suspect he is thinking of Stein here but her unit looked out over the back of Nicole's condo.
4. In Dear’s theory, he has three people coming through
the rear gate at
Bundy and one of them doing it twice. First
Jason comes through the rear gate and “he has been
to her home many times and knows how to get in. (p.274)” After
arguing with Nicole at the door, he leaves and goes out to his vehicle where
he gets his 8” boning knife from his bag of Chef*knives and re-enters though
the back gate (p.275). Then he
argues with Nicole, who has stepped out and partially closes the door behind
her. As he is raising the knife
to Nicole, who is saying “Oh my
god…No…Jason…No…No”, he hears “Hey, Hey, Hey” and Ron
Goldman comes in running toward him from the rear gate, (no mention of how Ron
got in the rear gate) (p.276). Later,
Dear has OJ going to Bundy and entering from the rear gate (p.261) apparently
with the keys OJ stole from Nicole.
Seems there is not much point to having a
fence and a locked rear gate in
Brentwood because everyone seems to know how to get in anyway.
We know Dear managed to get in when he jumped Nicole's rear gate after the
murders because he told us he did. No mention in his theory of why the front gate was open or when it was
In Dear’s theory, when O.J. returns to Rockingham from Bundy, “He
sees his limo driver parked on Rockingham, waiting to take him to the airport.
With the other bloody glove in his hand he quickly parks the Bronco. Entering from the rear of the adjacent property, still in a
state of shock, and with his bad knees, he jumps over the four-foot
chain-linked fence, loses his balance, and falls against the protruding air
conditioner. He accidentally
drops the remaining glove (p.281).”
This doesn’t even need a comment. At Bundy, he took his hat off to see better and then one glove when he bent down to check Nicole’s pulse. When he looks up and sees a dead Ron Goldman, he drops the glove and hat in shock.
Dear determines that “if O.J. had climbed
over this fence, the extended sharp, exposed prongs could have left the three
marks on his left hand which Dr. Spitz referred to and not, as he had
concluded, been inflicted by Nicole’s fingernails or Ron during the
Interesting but then he adds,
“In addition, if O.J. Simpson had been wearing the gloves during the
struggle, would those three jagged marks have been on O.J.’s hand in the
first place?” I can only
7. (P.76) My interest was further piqued, when I read what Joseph Bosco reported in A Problem of Evidence: “The day after the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, a real top-gun criminal-defense attorney in the African-American community, specializing in death penalty cases, was retained for Jason by O.J. Carl Jones confirms without hesitation that he was retained to “protect Jason’s interests in the investigation” of the double homicide.” Why?
My question is why didn’t Dear mention that an attorney was hired for Arnelle as well? Why does Dear think OJ hiring an attorney for Jason points to guilty knowledge when most of the witnesses in this case had their own attorney?
From the Ocala News dated August 6, 1994: “Edi M.O. Faal and Carl Jones have agreed to represent Simpson’s two adult children, Arnelle and Jason, the sources said. Police and prosecutors are seeking to interview the two children, and Simpson’s attorneys want them to have legal representation before they grant those interviews.”
8. Dear writes, “Jason stalked Nicole:
According to Shipp, Jason had possibly stalked Nicole Simpson while she
lived on Gretna Green (p.485).”
Dear gives no supporting evidence that Jason stalked
Nicole. He further states that
“Jason and Nicole party together: According to
Shipp, Jason and Nicole would go out partying and dancing together
something that a person would want to know more information about and he
provides none. Could it be that, Dear didn’t verify Shipp’s information
Speaking of Shipp, when Dear was considering him as a suspect in the
beginning, he writes, “ Having been with the LAPD,
and having known O.J. for a long time as he did, Shipp was indeed capable of
framing him. He could have stolen
a pair of Bruno Magli shoes from among the forty or more pairs in O.J.’s
To think, forty or more pairs of Bruno Magli shoes and no
one thought to plant blood on one with the Silga soles?
Marcia must have burst a vein on that one.
In imagining the crime, Dear writes, “Nicole
keeps coming at me, pushing me, just enough that I lose my balance on the
steps. Now I am wedged in the
corner between the closed metal gate on Bundy and the neighbor’s house (p.37).”
So this person that kills Nicole and Ron, who Dear believes in Jason, is backed into the corner between the Bundy front gate and the neighbor’s house. He even has the person telling Nicole to lower her voice. So when did Nicole get from her front door to the area near the front gate in talking to this person who came in her back gate and went to her front door? If her voice was loud, why didn’t any one hear it?
11. Dear writes, “ No
matter what spin the prosecution would put on this evidence, Nicole
Simpson’s and Ron Goldman’s deaths were decidedly not the work of a
cold-blooded killer who had planned and executed the murders in a rational,
premeditated state of mind. This
was the work of one man, a deranged individual, who has hit and slashed his
victims in a mad, bloody and uncontrollable rage (p.39).”
Dear appears to have
targeted a person with epilepsy and a mental illness for the almost 18 years
because he considers the killings to be a rage killing.
I get the feeling that we are running up against a mindset that comes
from police training here; if it looks like a rage killing, it must be a rage
killing. No surprise that Dear
“began his career as a police officer in Miami (p.xviii)” and “maintains
his training academy for law enforcement officers and private investigators (p.xix).’
Dear asks those reading
his book to “try not to speculate on the alleged conspiracy of one or more
officers of the LAPD to frame a national sport legend (p.3).” He is fond of the saying, “Never assume. Always verify.”
Seems he should have taken his own advice.
Dear makes a big deal out
of OJ not paying for Jason’s Depakote in 1999.
However, he fails to think this through. If OJ was covering for his son having murdered two people
because Jason was not taking his medication, in what universe could Dear
imagine that OJ would ever stop paying for any mental health medication Jason needed?
Finally, Dear writes something that is almost profound. Since he had never considered Mark Fuhrman as a suspect, one wonders what he could have discovered based on what he wrote on Page 9: (The time frame is just after the Bronco chase.) “The longer I thought about what I had seen, the more skeptical I was that O.J. was guilty. I couldn’t help but feel that I was being manipulated into viewing the murder case against this man in a certain way, and that everything I had seen and much of what I had read had been carefully orchestrated to present a certain point of view, much as a director manipulates the audience in a Hollywood movie.”