In this real-life investigation piece, private investigator William C. Dear knows one thing: O. J. Simpson is innocent of the murders of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman. William Dear sponsored is own six-year long investigation to prove this pact, and look at overlooked or missing witnesses and evidence. The largest part of theory is the little-known suspect Jason Simpson - O.J. Simpson's eldest son, who had a history of mental instability. All of this makes O.J. Is Innocent and I Can Prove It an incredible alternate look at the famous 1994 murder trial. Narrator Fleet Cooper does an excellent job laying out the material through audio.
The shocking truth about the murders of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman.
Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman were brutally murdered at Nicole’s home on Bundy Drive in Brentwood, California, on the night of June 12, 1994. The weeks and months that followed were full of spectacle, including a much-watched car chase and the eventual arrest of O. J. Simpson for the murders. The televised trial that followed was unlike any that the nation had ever seen. Long convinced of O. J.’s guilt, the world was shocked when the jury of the "trial of the century" read the verdict of not guilty.
To this day, the LAPD, Los Angeles District Attorney’s office, mainstream media, and much of the world at large remain firmly convinced that O. J. Simpson literally got away with murder. According to private investigator William Dear, it is precisely this assuredness that has led both the police and public to overlook a far more likely suspect. Dear now compiles more than 16 years of investigation by his team of forensic experts and presents evidence that O. J. was not the killer.
In O. J. is Innocent and I Can Prove It, Dear makes the controversial but compelling case that it was, in fact, the "overlooked suspect", O. J.’s eldest son, Jason, who committed the grisly murders. Sure to stir the pot and raise some eyebrows, this book is a must-listen.
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Yes, because someone else reads it to me.
The narrator did a GREAT job. I loved the writing and the research done to compile the acts. Best of all, I liked that it did what it set out to do: Change my mind as to who killed Nicole & Ron.
I think the interview with Dr. Henry Lee was great.
I never even knew Jason was a suspect. I think he may be charged one day.
I have never wanted to rage quit a book so hard before I read this one. On the one hand, Dear really did some ground breaking research into this case and came across some very compelling pieces of evidence (For example: the day after the murders, OJ retains an attorney...not for himself, but for his son!). In terms of investigative work, I give Dear an A+. It really is a game changer.
However, the writing is beyond abysmal. I mean, holy repetition batman! I would listen to it for three hours and he would say nothing I didn't already know from the previous chapters. It was literally just him telling and retelling the same thing over and over. And he seemed to think a lot of this investigation was really exciting, even when it didn't pan out: For instance, he spent a great deal of time stalking some psychiatrist that OJ saw and covered every instance of this in his book. I just kept waiting for all of this to pay off and it never did. He recounted every instance that he *told* someone about his theory--and not just in the way that he just said he had a conversation with this person and what they said--he would recount it verbatim.
The book has been covered pretty extensively in the media, so unless you're a die hard crime junkie, I would recommend reading the content on the internet as opposed to reading the book.
With renewed interest in the Murders of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman due to the 20-year anniversary of the incident, I have binge-watched a docudrama, "The People v O.J.Simpson" and the five-part documentary on ESPN, "O.J., Made in America." I found this book when wanting to read more about the event.
I found William Dear's investigation interesting and compelling. He introduced a lot of new information, leading one to wonder why the L.A. Police did not pursue any possible suspects outside of O.J.
Confession: I watched the whole trial 20 years ago and would've voted to acquit O.J. back then. The prime reasons were the ineptitude of the criminalists' and detectives' acquisition and handling of the blood evidence. The documentary even shows Marcia Clark having exclamations of incredulity when discussing the handling of the vial of O.J.'s blood collected, Van Natter putting it in his pocket, then heading over to the Rockingham estate and oh! finding blood on the socks. Also, Henry Lee, the blood spatter expert, indicated that the manner of the killings would indicate large amounts of blood to be found on the perpetrator. The blood drops found on O.J.'s Bronco, and at his house was inconsistent with that.
This book is filled with much circumstantial evidence against O.J.'s son and adds a greater level of doubt that O.J. was the perpetrator.
Worth the read!!!
Book that makes you think.
This was a good book that got me to thinking that O.J. might just be innocent. William C. Dear brings up some very good points.
This is the 1st audio book I have ever listened to straight through w/in a 24 hour period. I was riveted and wanted to know what happened next. Well written, spoken and very thorough. You get to be a part of Bill Dear's thought process. Just when you have a question the answer follows. I can't wait for the ID Channel & Martin Sheen to air his story!!!
William Dear helped me to keep my eye on the ball, avoiding all those distractions and red herrings peddled by the infotainment news and entertainment channels. The case against OJ was not proved, plain and simple. It appears to me the State well and truly shot itself in the foot all because of hubris. For the purpose of this book it seems to me irrelevant as to who may have committed these outrageous and grievous killings. That determination is the responsibility of the investigating authority.
I have always thought that OJ did not commit the murders, but he knew who did. There was something about the case but just gave me this feeling and after all these years, I have never wavered from that. This narrative is truly shocking, amazing, and very thought-provoking. Bilteer has done an absolutely outstanding job of investigating the murders of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman. I am totally convinced that OJ is innocent of murder, but I really think that the suspect feel names should be interviewed at the very least.
There was no need for this book to be 16 hours long. All the information is covered within the first couple of hours after that it's just beating you over the head with the same stuff over and over.
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