The Village Voice Issues A Point-By-Point
Rebuttal To The Book Saying OJ Was Innocent
Yesterday we published some explosive evidence from
private investigator Bill Dear's book "O.J. Is Innocent And I
Can Prove It."
But not everyone was convinced. Tony Ortega, editor in chief
of The Village Voice, has republished a lengthy rebuttal from
2001 (in response to similar claims from Dear).
The article supposedly "tore [Dear] a new asshole over his
reprehensible way of gathering information to make pure
fantasy sound plausible."
Here are Ortega's main complaints with Dear's theory:
1) "Dear discounts evidence of OJ's violent history, while
overplaying and misdiagnosing Jason's own mental health
history, according to an expert we consulted."
2) "Dear's timeline for that night is a complete farce."
3) Dear can't explain the size 12 Bruno Magli footprints found
at the scene of the crime.
4) Dear left out the "the single strongest piece of evidence
suggesting O.J.'s guilt" which is "O.J.'s blood at the scene of
the crime, in the Bronco and at the Rockingham estate."
Which account should you believe? After reading both, we have to say that Dear's evidence stands up well
against Ortega's arguments. This doesn't mean that OJ is innocent, but that perhaps the case should be
reopened to consider OJ's son as a suspect.
As for the claim that Dear ignores OJ's violent history, domestic violence expert Dr. Lenore Walker told Dear
that — despite official complaints of domestic abuse — O.J. "did not fit the profile of a batterer who murders."
O.J. and Nicole had been together for 17 years, and as late as May 1994 O.J. had nursed Nicole back to health
from pneumonia. He saw or spoke to their two children on an almost daily basis and knew they were at home
(and thought one had a friend over) at the time of the murders.
As for Jason's mental health history, his own therapist said he was sick enough that if he "was guilty he could
never be convicted because of his mental condition."
Dear's timeline makes sense to us too.
The morning of the murders O.J. played golf and cards with friends. A couple of hours before the murders,
O.J. bought flowers and attended his daughter's dance recital before making a date with Playboy Playmate
Gretchen Stockdale over the phone and then going to McDonald's with Kato Kaelin. He was back at home at
about 9:30 p.m. and didn't seem to be in any kind of frenzy around the time the murders occurred (i.e. between
9:45 and 10:05).
Jason was working at Jackson's Restaurant that night (and expected Nicole's family to be there). His alibi
placed him at Jackson's Restaurant (cooking for about 200 people) until leaving at about 10:30 p.m., dropping
off his girlfriend and watching TV at home from 11 - 3 a.m. But a waiter who worked at Jackson's on June 12,
1994, told Dear that the restaurant could only hold 87 people at full capacity and that Jason left sometime
between 9:30 and 9:45. In addition Dear acquired Jason's handwritten time card from the night and surmised
that he was alone by 9:50
As for the bloody footprints, forensic expert Dr. Henry Lee told Dear that there were actually two sets of
bloody footprints at the scene — which complements Dear's theory that O.J. didn't commit the murders but
was at the crime scene shortly after — and if we assume that O.J. was wearing his Bruno Magli's that night,
"they should have been covered in a tremendous amount of blood."
In order to clean his shoes and clothes before he got in his car, O.J. would have had to plan the murders
down to the moment, but Lee said the "crime scene shows this was a disorganized killing."
Bloody socks were found in O.J.'s room, but forensic scientist Dr. Frederic Rieders told Dear that the "blood
found on the socks came from a vial of blood and not from contact with the crime scene or a bleeding
Lastly, the blood at the scene of the crime was not an exact match to O.J.'s. In the book Killing Time, DNA
experts stated that any blood drops at Bundy Drive left by one of O.J.'s children would have been virtually
indistinguishable to their father's.
Experts said the assailant would have been drenched in blood (given the brutality of the killings) and yet "all
the blood that was recovered from O.J.'s Bronco, from his Rockingham home and his clothing could have fit
onto the end of a grown man's fingernail," according to Dear.
Dr. Lee told Dear that the three cuts found on O.J.'s left hand were "inconsistent with a knife." Dear posits
that O.J. cut his hand as he jumped over the chain link fence at Rockingham (which had exposed prongs) as
opposed to during a knife fight with the victims, and medical examiner Dr. Vincent J. M. Di Maio told Dear that
this was consistent with the evidence.
If O.J.'s DNA had matched the hair in the navy watch cap or the skin under Nicole Brown
Simpson's fingernails (indicating that she was scratching her assailant), the prosecution
would have used that evidence to prove O.J.'s guilt. But Dr. Lee said that the "conclusions
from forensic evidence did not prove who is the killer."
In 2001 Dear published what he had at the time to see if creating awareness would produce
some leads, and it paid off in the form of obtaining Jason Simpson's clothes, diaries, knife
So at the very least Ortega is mistaken when he says that "Bill Dear has repackaged the same horseshit he
was peddling eleven years ago."
In our opinion Dear's aggregate evidence gives credence to his theory that Jason should be considered a
major suspect and O.J. acted to protect him.
In an exhaustive new book titled "O.J. Is Innocent And I Can Prove It," private investigator William C. Dear
details his 18-year investigation of the June 12, 1994, murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.
Dear concludes that O.J. didn't kill his wife and her friend — but he did visit the scene of the crime shortly
after it occurred — and that evidence suggests his son Jason (who was 24 at the time) did it in a rage
Dear made a list of all potential suspects, visited the crime scene and other relevant places, conducted
interviews, established a clear timeline of events, debunked alibis, collected evidence and generally aimed
to subvert false assumptions made by the LAPD.
Dear's goal is that the information "will lead to the convening of a special grand jury, an arrest, and a
conviction for these senseless murders."
To most of those who watched the famous "white Bronco" low-speed chase and trial after the killings in
1994, it will likely seem inconceivable that someone other than Simpson committed the murders, but Dear
cites some compelling evidence to support his case. At the very least, it seems Jason Simpson should have
been considered a suspect, which he never was.
(And if there is any conceivable explanation for OJ's bizarre behavior after the murders other than that he
killed his wife, it is that he knew that his son had killed his wife and wanted to protect him.)
Importantly, this is not the first time Dear has investigated a murder. He used the same method to solve the
murder of an Ohio man named Dean Milo, which resulted in 11 people (including Milo's brother) being sent
We've pulled out the biggest reasons why Dear considers OJ's son a major suspect.
Prior to the killings, OJ's son Jason was diagnosed with "intermittent rage disorder"
(AKA Jekyll and Hyde syndrome) and was given the drug Depakote to control his rage
Jason abused alcohol, ecstasy and cocaine as early as age 14; police reports indicate that
he was arrested at least four times (including DUI, driving with a suspended license and
assault with a deadly weapon) while medical records reveal at least three suicide attempts
A note titled "Dear Jason" that described the writer as being three persons was identified
by handwriting experts as being written by Jason Simpson; he also wrote about killing
anyone who hurt his loved ones and how he felt like "Jekyll and Hyde" (in diaries obtained
In January 1994, six months before the killings, Jason went to the emergency room
because he heard voices of people who weren't there and said he felt as if he was "going
to rage" because he ran out of Depakote; he stopped taking Depakote two months before
In his past, Jason had nearly killed a girlfriend (with a knife) and almost seriously injured
another in fits of rage (whereas O.J. has been accused of domestic abuse but he has
never been arrested for assault and was not prone to use weapons to settle a dispute)
The night of the murders, Jason expected Nicole Brown Simpson's family to dine at the
restaurant where he was working, but Brown Simpson chose another restaurant
(probably without telling Jason)
The murders took place between 9:45 and 10:05 p.m.; Jason was by himself after
approximately 9:50 p.m. and "has no alibi that can be supported by anyone else as to
where he was while the killings occurred."
Jason's time card for the night of the murders was handwritten, despite the fact that the
electronic time clock was working
The black "navy watch cap" found at the crime scene contained animal hair and African
American hair fibers that did not match O.J.
Photographs obtained from Jason's storage locker show that Jason wore watch caps
often; one (dated 3/24/93) shows him sitting with his dog while wearing a cap identical to
the one found at the crime scene
The day after the murders (and four days prior to his arrest), O.J. hired top criminal
attorney Carl Jones to represent Jason even though he wasn't a suspect
One of Jason's ex-classmates informed Dear that Jason was trained in hand-to-hand
combat as well as field knife training while attending the Army and Navy Academy,
whereas O.J. hates the sight of blood
Dear bought contents of a storage locker owned by Jason Simpson around the time of the
murders and found a knife that matched the description of the murder weapon. "After
examination of [Jason's] knife by a world-renowned forensic scientist, the butt of the knife
appears to match the blow/injury Nicole Simpson suffered on the top of her head" (whereas
O.J.'s Swiss Army knife and stilleto were conclusively ruled out as the murder weapon)
Based on pictures of Ron Goldman's badly bruised and swollen hands, he must have
struck hard blows to the assailant; the next day O.J. voluntarily stripped at the LAPD and
there were no marks or bruises that indicated he had been in a scuffle
At the time of the murders, 24-year-old Jason was on probation for assault with a deadly
weapon for attacking his boss with a kitchen knife
The LAPD found 15 separate unidentified fingerprints at the crime scene (none belonged
to O.J. and police never compared Jason's fingerprints)
"Investigators found blood and skin under Nicole's fingernails ... along with blood drops on
her back that didn't match those of O.J." (Jason was never interviewed and never gave a
Three crime scene experts studied the investigative material and determined that "Jason
Simpson should have been considered a major suspect in the murders."
Four doctors reviewed the investigative material along with Jason's records and
determined that "Jason Simpson is psychologically disturbed and in need of help."
Jason's psychiatrist said that "if Jason was guilty he could never be convicted because
of his mental condition."
One of Dear's colleagues told BI that Jason Simpson's whereabouts are currently
unknown; O.J. has been in prison since 2008 (for armed robbery)...
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