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Time: 6:21:21 PM
I've opened the animation more than once, but I'm still not convinced. O.J. did a terrible job on the stand in the civil trial explaining his whereabouts and activities between the time Kato last saw him up to his departure for the airport.
While I agree that there is no evidence that Kato and O.J. talked after their return from McDonald's, because of the curious nature of the thumps and Kato's reaction to them, along with O.J's inability to convincingly answer the questions posed to him on that timeframe, I'm not convinced that there's not more to the story.
It makes more sense to me that O.J. (or AC or Shipp) was the source of the thumps to get Kato's attention, and the add'l time (back there) fits with waiting for kato to be a distraction for whomever was back there.
Now, this does not preclude the near certainty that Fuhrman planted the glove after he interviewed Kato. All that tells me is that Fuhrman planned this because he knew that someone had been back there as part (or as a result) of the plan.
The fact that Kato asked O.J. if he had overslept would suggest that the person back there was not O.J., but perhaps A.C. or Shipp.
If it was indeed a third person, then the facts you present in your theory of what happened still would hold true for O.J. and Kato.
I agree that Kato couldn't be the killer primarily for the reason you state, supported by other reasons as well.
In summary, then, the only difference between our conclusions is the possibility of a third person in the scenario.
All this along with the calls inquiring about bodies at Bundy at 10:30 or thereabouts seem to support the idea that someone (murderer or Nicole or a call from someone else concerned for Nicole) called O.J.or A.C. or Shipp to come to Bundy (or one of these guys just happened to go to Bundy-- as an alternative).
The glove could've been planted at anytime before the morning, so there was no reason to do it at 10:40 or so that evening.
It's difficult to ignore the testimony of Shively, and the other guy who claim to have seen a weaving Bronco with lights off in the area. Especially since the second witness actually had written down a partial plate number which matched A.C.'s. In fact, given how the second witness was mistreated by Roberts and even threatened by someone, this alone might support the idea that MF and his crew were responsible for the murders.