OJ Simpson the Untold Story

This program is an in depth investigation into new evidence that has been found surrounding the murder trial of O.J. Simpson.

Who did kill OJ’s ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman? This is still a gripping tale. It may be five years on but this story hasn’t lost its heady mixture of violence, race, sex and Hollywood glitz.

Five years ago, the world watched spellbound as OJ Simpson was acquitted of murder. And interest in the case remains as great as ever. Why, asks the BBC’s former Washington correspondent Bridget Kendall, are we still obsessed?

Ask any American exactly where they were when the verdict in OJ Simpson’s trial was announced and they will probably remember. It was one of those defining moments.

When the dramatic announcement came that OJ had been found “not guilty”, the reaction was almost as stunning as the unexpected verdict. America was divided down the middle.

Five years since that moment, and still the ghosts in this weird and ghastly double murder have not been laid to rest. And it is somehow fitting that the latest investigation to unearth new clues into what might have happened – who did kill OJ’s ex- wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman? – is not the result of police work, but a television documentary, OJ: The Untold Story. Once again, it is trial by television, a TV audience being invited to sift through the evidence and draw their own conclusions.

What is more, there are some startling new revelations and a real-life American private eye to help guide us through the maze of new circumstantial evidence. Not exactly a suave Raymond Chandler hero with deadpan delivery, Bill Dear is no Humphrey Bogart. But as a tenacious private detective from Dallas, Texas, he certainly proves that all those American crime novels got one thing right: one private eye with a bee in his bonnet and apparently boundless energy can get a whole lot further in coming up with new leads than an American city police department.

To begin with gruesome photos from the crime scene and eyewitness accounts from the LA police detectives reminds you of how they built their case, and convinces you all over again that surely the evidence against OJ was overwhelming.

But then comes the analysis: the evidence that does not add up.

Here the makers of this documentary have been careful not to be too categorical. They offer two sets of circumstantial evidence that point to two quite separate suspects and two quite different lines of inquiry. So who do they think did it? There is no final chapter to this new investigation. Watch it, and decide for yourself if you still think OJ is guilty.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Robert-Edwards/100001757228658 James Robert Edwards

    I was out that whole year with back and knee surgery and watched the whole trial. I have never seen a more guilty man, and cannot believe they acquitted him, and O.J. was my hero

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/C7C6F4HW75OXE623UH2ACPOHNA Hernanday

      Nah, OJ was totally innocent, cops know who the real killer is but its linked to government controlled gangs in LA so they ain’t prosecuting them. The same gangs the US government sold the guns to in fast and furious who kill cops and don’t go to jail, the same ones who reagan and bush and the cia used to sell drugs all over america. OJ’s wife was under 24/7 surveillance

  • pwndecaf

    I wonder whathappened to my comment.

    Anyway – OJ is still guilty IMO.

  • http://www.facebook.com/resbaseco.solutionone Resbaseco Solution-one

    I hear he’s putting the “gloves” up for sale. Bet he gets a million bucks for them from some bug-brained lunatic.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BFOFFTQ7VCWAJC4T5KCWID6XTE Honey West

      Those gloves totally fit. That entire attempt at the trial was so wrong. He jsut had to pull them up. Verdict was payback for Rodney King.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/C7C6F4HW75OXE623UH2ACPOHNA Hernanday

    Nah, OJ was totally innocent, cops know who the real killer is but its linked to government controlled gangs in LA so they ain’t prosecuting them. The same gangs the US government sold the guns to in fast and furious who kill cops and don’t go to jail, the same ones who reagan and bush and the cia used to sell drugs all over america. OJ’s wife was under 24/7 surveillance because she was selling drugs out of the properties she acquired through the divorce (land rich cash poor) plus she, goldman and the girl who lived with them were all documented drug addicts. One day they got high on the drug dealers drugs who were storing drugs in their facilities and using them as distribution centres, and then they got killed for it.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BFOFFTQ7VCWAJC4T5KCWID6XTE Honey West

    He was an abusive man and guilty as hell. This video is stupid and a smear fest on Nicole. Nicole’s behavior was completely consistent with dealing with a rager violent husband. GUILTY and you know it.

  • M. Bierdoff

    I also watched every second of the trial and absolutely believe OJ is innocent. He did not have enough time to commit the murders. He would have been soaked in blood and there is no way he could have made it inside the house without making a total mess. White carpet covered the house. The two socks in the bedroom….huh.but he managed to throw all the other stuff away. Had he taken bloody socks off there…surly he would have tracked blood on carpet. Alan Parke? ….called his mother? (Who is an attorney). Something totally does not add up with that guy. why would have oj jumped the fence anyway. there was a private path that only the family used. what was furhman doing there anyway…he was not on duty but was the first detective to arrive? And lo and behold he was the one who found all of the main evidence.. The glove, the minuscule drops of blood on the bronco….no doubt police planted evidence….ask any attorney—police do it all the time..and LAPD are notorious for this kind of misconduct. Re the mountain of evidence…..Dr Henry Lee and Dr Baden— the top two forensic specialist in the flippin world testified that. “Something is wrong”The evidence did not point to oj….it pointed to LAPD incompetence and rush to judgement. Free OJ