Monday, November 19, 2012

Discovery Channel Says OJ Didn't Do It

Well, I know it is sweeps month, but even this one is a little ridiculous and you expect more from a channel like Discovery. I guess they are looking to fill hours now that some of their long time shows are ending. Anyway, a new documentary on the channel says that a serial killer named Glen Rogers is actually the person who killed Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. The killer was convicted of killing two women in 1995 and the documentary says that Glen boasted of being friends with Nicole right before she was killed. Apparently Rogers knew OJ and Rogers says OJ hired him to break into Nicole's house and steal a pair of $20K earrings. before you know it, things got out of hand and Glen killed both Nicole and Ron. He then went and hid out until he could kill Tupac and broke out of jail to kill Caylee Anthony.

40 comments:

Cathy said...

Sounds like a guy who knows he is in jail forever and decided to get a little attention for himself.

fancyscreenname said...

((GIGGLING))

Glitter said...

Look at the people looking out the window. WTF?

Alicia said...

Almost twenty years later and people are still cashing in on these murders? Gross.

mannyv said...

From what I understand, killing one person with a gun is plenty tough. Killing two with a knife is a professional-level action.

Even after all this time, I'm pretty sure OJ didn't do it, because killing two people with a knife isn't something that you just do in the spur of the moment if you're a normal person.

I'd have agreed he was involved, though I thought it was blackmail. This dude's story sounds more likely: sh*t got out of hand.

Nutty_Flavor said...

If you hire someone to commit a felony, like robbery, and the person then commits a murder in the course of committing the crime, aren't you legally responsible for the murder? Lawyers?

Tuxedo Cat said...

I know I am one of the few people who do not believe that the evidence was conclusive...but I have always been a doubter. There are still a few...

supapimp said...

I still believe LAPD planted evidence and still screwed up

annabella said...

Nutty Flavor. yes, if you hire someone to commit a burglary and they commit a murder, then you can be charged and convicted of that murder.

however, in this instance, OJ was acquitted. he can't be retried because it would be double jeopardy. it doesn't matter what evidence comes out to support that he might have hired this guy, etc., OJ can't be retried for that.

I had heard that OJ was high on some kind of drug when the act was committed. this isn't inside info, just the rumor mill. I imagine that if one is on some kind of amphetamines, then one could bring alot more vengeance to a murder than if not. but that is just conjecture.

yawnathon said...

Wait. So is this like what happened on SoA with Clay getting the Nomads to do the home invasions? And then...oopsy?

Redheat said...

From what I have read Rogers admits that OJ instructed him to "kill the bitch" if she got in the way of the robbery. I would not be surprised if he did actually kill them while OJ stood by and watched. Either way IMO OJ is still responsible for the killings.

CarmeliteLady said...

Anything's possible. I too think that if you kill two people with a knife you're either a raging psychopath with anger issues and/or emotionally involved and psycho. It's possible, but not likely.

Staple611 said...

Actually Nutty, the felony murder rule is even more strict than that, in most states. If you're any kind of participant at all in a felony and someone dies, you can be charged accordingly. i.e., it doesn't have to be a "for hire" situation - you can be charged if you're even a minor participant.

nancer said...

oj's blood mixed with nicole and ron's in his car, cut hand, the glove behind kaelin's guesthouse, his footprints at the scene, means, opportunity, motive galore....

it amazes me anyone still thinks OJ didn't kill them.

wacko jacko said...

Lol! I didn't even notice until you pointed it out. Ah, the random things are the funniest.

Cheryl said...

I didn't see the faces at the window because I was mesmerized by Officer Pornstache.

yawnathon said...

Officer Pornstache. Haha!

lazyday603 said...

Savvy football coaches with 4th quarter leads have been using this guy to kill the clock in the 4th quarter for years. He's that good.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

@mannyv It's way easier when one person is already down when the second one shows up. OJ didn't take them both down at once. One was already incapacitated before the other one was on the scene.

Of course, OJ killed them both. The only help he had was destroying/hiding evidence *cough* Robert Kardashian *cough*

fancyscreenname said...

Lol@officer pornstache.......

Basil said...

I think this guy probably read OJ's book (the one where he sorta, kinda, admits he MIGHT have killed those two) and put himself in the character of OJ's invisible friend.

Anyway, this claim is ridiculous. I can't be the only one who thinks that if this guy's story was true, OJ wouldn't have kept quiet about it. He would have blabbed in the first couple of days after the murder when he had so much pressure on him.

Anotheramy said...

People are forgetting OJ is not a normal person. He has such an incredibly inflated ego from years of stardom that hes completely convinced he has the right to do or have anything he wants. He thinks he is above the law, common courtesy and morals. Combine that with a proven hair trigger temper and you have a murderer.
While it would be nice to think there is some conspiracy and OJ is guilty but someone else did it the evidence at the trial was pretty conclusive to everyone but the jurors.

goes in circles said...

@mannyv
People are stabbed to death usually by loved ones, not professionals. Stabbing is much more personal than shooting.
No professional would choose stabbing. Too messy, leaves too much blood evidence.

discoflux said...

Does anyone else remember when the discovery channel used to show things that were interesting instead of just sensational and TLC was the learning channel and you actually could learn from some of the shows?

All about Eve said...

If the glove don't fit, you must acquit! Nah! Just kidding! OJ did it!

Lol! @ Officer Pornstache! It's hypnotizing!

jax said...

my first thought?

Why would OJ need to steal $20,000 earrings? At the time he was LOADED.
Makes no sense.

OMAMA is BROKO said...

I know....and I LOVE the ID channel, but this is the worst. I don't buy it.

Cornbread said...

I read OJ's book, and even though I was fairly certain before that he was guilty, the book convinced me 110%. While maybe it's not the most well written book out there, it was spookily interesting to see what it's like inside OJ's mind.

I believe the Goldmans and Browns tried to get all the profits for the book, but OJ tied it up in an LLC that listed his children as the principals. I think eventually the Goldmans/Browns won out, though, and OJ isn't receiving a penny from it.

OMAMA is BROKO said...

quick side note, (I don't know if anyone else here knows that life is eternal....BUT), I believe that OJ was sentenced for the crime he is currently being held for, I believe it was something like 9 yrs and one day from when he was found not guilty of the murders (I forget exactly the years, but it was def, yrs +a day). I always suspected that NBS was such a loving mother (regardless of her personal life -you know the rumors) that she would have preferred OJ remain free so both parents wouldn't be gone, as what happened to those children was so traumatic, and they were both so young. And I o feel that once they were grown, she, working from the otherside, had him locked up where he belonged.

sounds crazy, yes, but the seen is far more crazy then the unseen.

later gaters. have a good day.

Clark St. said...

1. O.J. could still be charged with hiring the guy to commit the murders. It's called solicitation for murder.

2. O.J. probably disposed of the knife in Schiller Woods just east of O'Hare in a Chicago suburb.
He had flown to Chicago immediately after the murders & was called by LAPD to tell him of the killing.
I forget whether a cab or limo drove him to Schiller or if he rented a car, but LAPD & the Cook County Sheriff searched the woods & the Des Plaines River for the knife but never found it.
There's also a remote possibility that he just threw it into the garbage at O'Hare or LAX & the can was emptied & the knife went to a landfill, never to be seen again.

Alicia said...

ITA CDNA clan! Of course he would've snitched this dude out in a heartbeat !!! Also NBS was practically decapitated.. That does not equate to professional. And speaking of professional .. This guy does not appear to be one either!

Borg Queen said...

The freaking Discovery Channel. They used to have good programming and now its resorting to this crap and pseudocumentary like theshitfest : Mermaid Have been Found.

Basil said...

@cornbread Re: the book. He was cash strapped and thought he could make a buck from the book. I think the Goldman's tried to stop it because they didn't want OJ to profit off of their dead son. When they realized it was going to be published anyway they came to a deal where they would get the profits because they were still owed money from OJ because of the Civil trial. What they did with the money, I don't know. I think they said charity. As for OJ, while he didn't make a penny off of the book, it did decrease the amount of his "debt" At least that is what I read on the internet, and we know anything on the internet is true. ;-)

Basil said...

@cornbread. ETA, I agree with you about the book. He did it. His description of the murders does include his thought process though he doesn't actually describe what happened. Interesting (and a little shitty IMO) that he mocked Ron Goldberg for trying to defend himself.

Mango said...

I totally believe OJ would hire somebody to steal Nicole's jewelry, just for spite. I don't believe the rest of that dude's claims.


iheartjacksparrow said...

Don't forget that OJ was found responsible for Ron and Nicole's deaths in the civil trial. And I agree with the commenter above who asked how anyone could still believe he was innocent. And I don't believe it would be that hard for man like OJ to kill two people with a knife. Nicole is outside talking to OJ, they get into a fight, he kills her, Ron comes out to see what the commotion is, and OJ kills him (though I don't remember if anyone knew in which order they were murdered).

califblondy said...

If I remember right, O.J. (ya, I said O.J.) stabbed one then the other and then went back to the first victim which I think was Nicole. He was a professional football player, he's a big guy. It's sucks that the eyewitnesses who put him near the scene driving like a maniac were not allowed to testify because they sold their stories to the tabs.

I will never, ever believe anyone but OJ killed Nicole and Ron.

MAC said...

I remember when I was naive and thought that OJ was innocent... I couldn't believe that someone could do that with their kids inside the house or to the mother of his children. Flash forward 20 years to my broken down, cynical self and hell yeah I think he did it.

Marco said...

It's not the popular opinion by any means, but I was convinced earlier this year that it was actually his son, Jason, and OJ was covering for him. The knife and the knit hat that the investigator found are hard to argue against.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy/2012/04/new-book-contends-oj-simpsons-son-was-nicoles-killer.html

ms snarky said...

@anotheramy, also add in the fact that he was prepping for a tv show about Navy SEALS. So he'd been pretending to be a guy who could silently attack and incapacitate or kill people .....I can totally see that he might be all hopped up on something and think he was a spy killer.