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Time: 11:59:45 PM
The thing that makes Fuhrman's dumb story so smart is the fact that it explains all of the evidence that Fuhrman said he and his partner Brad Roberts found on Rockingham and he knew that he was talking to an audience that wanted to believe him.
If you study what he says closely, you will see that he plugs up two obvious holes in Marcia's story, including the BIG one that has Kato either looking right at O.J. without seeing him or walking right through him. He accomplish this simply by changing Parks testimony and Kato's with Kato coming out to investigate the thumps well after O.J. has gone into the house.
By putting O.J. at the entrance of his front door when Park first has a chance of spotting him, he validated Park's story of seeing O.J. where he said he saw him but casts doubt on when it happened. He doesn't say that Park saw him the first time. He says that O.J. saw Park and feared that he might have recognized him. He says that O.J. went around to the south path so that Park would not have known that he came from his car. If any of this sounds absurd it's because O.J. was in a panic and not thinking rationally.
Sure O.J. could have stayed inside once he had gotten into the maid's room. But now you have the problem of bracketing the time necessary for O.J. to have washed his clothes (never mind the fact that he had them on when the came back outside - remember, Park couldn't say how O.J. was dressed). You also have the problem of accounting for the fact that Park's phone record pretty much pinpoints the time Park actually did see O.J. (never mind when he saw Kato). Fuhrman solves both of those problems by having O.J. go back outside (forgetting about the dropped glove) so that Park can see him coming from the south path instead of the Rockingham gate where HE (O.J.) left all of those blood drops on the left side of the driveway.
Yes John, you know it's a dumb story and I know it's a dumb story but I'll bet you dollars to bred crumbs that most of the people looking at the animation won't see anything wrong with it. If you just toss out the things that don't work and look at the things that do, it's a terrific story. And that's why, as Miss Marple so aptly noted, " a whole lot of people bought it." --Jasper