A piece of true-crime investigative work focuses on the supposedly true killer of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
From the time of the bloody and brutal murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman on June 12, 1994, until he finished writing this book, private investigator and author Dear (O.J. Is Guilty But Not of Murder, 2000, etc.) searched for the truth about what really happened to the two victims on that warm summer night in Los Angeles. The immediate and overwhelming opinion voiced by media, law enforcement and the public in general was clear—O.J. was guilty and there were no other suspects. As a PI, Dear disapproved of the rush to judgment amid a media circus. He probed the case, starting with a comprehensive list of possible perpetrators. One by one he eliminated them until he was left with, in his view, a viable and logical suspect. Here he makes the case that O.J.’s eldest son, Jason Simpson, was the murderer. Like a textbook for investigators, the book exhaustively uncovers, documents and extrapolates information and evidence to support his conclusions. He raises questions that were never asked, including why O.J. Simpson retained a criminal defense attorney for Jason the day after the murders. He cites the peculiar behavior by Simpson after the murders and the inept investigation by the LAPD. Yet Dear doesn’t argue that O.J. was never involved. Using everything from high-tech gadgets to the most basic gumshoe techniques, along with the patience of Job, Dear pursued evidence to support his view that Jason Simpson was the killer. He believes LAPD should conduct a new investigation. Armed with his own team of highly regarded investigators and forensic experts and a “just the facts, ma’am” approach, Dear makes a compelling case.
A cogent, well-documented new take on a controversial verdict.