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Time: 11:17:49 PM
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Again, you raise some very good points.
In discounting Mary Ann Gerches’ statements to police about seeing four men fleeing the scene of the murders at 10:45 as a witness, I think that most people – including yours truly, made the mistake of assuming she was talking about four killers. Surveillance teams in the area, or private operatives contracted to keep an eye on Nicole’s condo throws a new light on the situation. They might have seen something, moved in to check it out and bolted when they saw Nicole’s body. Whether that is true or not depends on EXACTLY what Gerches said she saw.
Did she say that she saw the four men running from the gate or the walkway? If so, where exactly did she say she was when she saw them? Did she say she was in her car on the 800 block of Bundy? Did she say she was on Dorothy? Did she say she was on Gorham? The men couldn’t have gotten too close or they would have left bloody shoeprints all over the sidewalk or the street. Where could they have come from and where could they have gone? I’d have to have answers to all of these questions before I could say what weight to give to Gerches’ story. Maybe I can find some of them in the transcripts.
I’ve been thinking a lot about Jill Shively’s story, too, and wondering the same thing you’re wondering about the possibility of someone staging the incident for her benefit. The most likely candidate would have been Ron Shipp. If, as I believe, he was the watcher on Rockingham and made the thumps between 10:40 and 10:45, he would have had time to make himself visible where and when Jill said that she saw O.J. He was close enough in appearance to have been mistaken for Marcus Allen and O.J. if there were enough contextual clues in the situation to make it appear that he was one or the other.
O.J.’s Bronco had tinted windows. It always struck me as absurd that he wouldn’t roll up the windows after committing the murders to make his getaway and a scene where someone would recognize his voice. Maybe Jill did hear O.J.’s voice – on tape. Maybe she did see his licenses plate – on another white Bronco. It wouldn’t have taken much to make a license plate switch and to park the “twin” Bronco somewhere between Rockingham and Bundy for Ship to switch vehicles. It wouldn’t surprise me if he made an earlier trip in the Bronco as well and nobody stepped forward to report it. --Jasper.