Obsessions of O.J. Simpson Were Caused by an Evil Design
Daniel A. Montgomery
February 19, 2008
Copyright 2008 by Daniel A. Montgomery
O.J. was a famous football player. After he retired from pro football, he became a movie actor and a
TV news announcer. Many friends and visitors came to his house in the Brentwood district of Los
Angeles. He was almost never alone.
His ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her boy friend, Ron Goldman, were murdered on June 12, 1994 in
her condo which was only five minutes drive away from O.J.'s house. O.J. came under a cloud of
suspicion and tried to kill himself.
After studying the history of the case, I suspect that O.J. was influenced with thought control.
Thought control is not a new idea. In his 1957 book, Masters of Deceit, J. Edgar Hoover devoted an
entire chapter to thought control. The communists had discovered how to use subliminal recordings to
covertly influence thoughts. As director of the FBI, Hoover feared that the Communist Party of the USA
would be used by the Russians to subvert America with thought control.
In psychological terms, thought control is psychological coercion. The process begins with subliminal
Subliminal activation can be used to make it easier to remember or forget selected items of memory.
This is a part of the procedure for brainwashing. Subliminal activation can be used to build thought
patterns that are so strong they are obsessive. These obsessions can be triggered by events that have
been referenced by the subliminal activation phrases.
Subliminal activation is similar to listening to recordings of affirmations. Commonly available
recordings are used for building positive ideas about goals like quitting smoking, loosing weight, or
improving self image.
When subliminal activation gives one ideas that are disagreeable or sharply differ from the subject's
own positive outlook on life, it has the potential to cause depression. In experiments with subliminal
activation in 365 college students,
the simple phrase, "Mommy and I are Dissimilar" delivered in subliminal repetitions on a television
screen caused a measurable tendency to become depressed. The researchers wrote, "It should be noted
that the stimulation did not allude to some exotic notion relevant only to groups with deviant
personality or clinical problems ..." (Sohlberg and Birgegard).
It is possible to use subliminal activation to program a victim to have an obsession that is so strong
that he becomes severely depressed if he does not act it out. An artificially created obsession to
commit suicide looks similar to a death wish, but should not be confused with it.
The recording trains the victim with thought patterns that function as obsessions. While it may not be
possible to perceive subliminal stimuli, some people have enough insight to recognize that they have
obsessions which they did not have before. If he maintains a circle of friends, people around the
victim may notice the emotional harmfulness or social inappropriateness of his artificially acquired
obsessions before he does, but they typically remain unaware of the cause.
An Eerie Story
Nicole's condo was at 875 Bundy in the Brentwood district of Los Angeles. On the evening of June 12,
1994, Pablo Fenjves, a neighbor, heard a dog start making a plaintive wail between about 10:15 p.m. and
10:30 p.m. on June 12, 1994 (Clark, p. 66). The dog continued the wail uncontrollably for over an
hour. The prosecutor presumed that the dog was Kato the Akita and that it wailed in response to the
murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and her boyfriend, Ron Goldman. During at least part of this time,
Kato the Akita was running loose in the neighborhood (Clark, pp. 36, 66, 101-2).
Kato the Akita should not be confused with Brian “Kato” Kaelin, a freeloader who was a guest of O.J.
(Clark, p. 19; Toobin, p. 21).
June 12 was a Sunday.
Steven Schwab took his dog for his usual half hour walk at 10:30 p.m. and saw Kato the Akita at about
10:45 p.m. to 10:55 p.m. (Clark, pp. 102, 369). Steven Schwab walked his dog from 10:30 p.m. and at
10:55, he passed the alley behind Nicole’s condo and saw Kato the Akita, a white dog, barking at a
house. Kato paused to look at Schwab and resumed barking at the house. He noticed blood on all four
of Kato’s paws. Kato followed him home. Kato waited patiently on the landing of his apartment.
Schwab and his wife gave Kato some water at 11 p.m.
Sukru Boztepe and his wife came home to their apartment at 11:40 p.m. They lived about 600 feet from
Nicole’s condo. The Schwab's were their upstairs neighbor and were sitting with Kato the Akita. The
two couples chatted. The Boztepes agreed to keep Kato for the night. They agreed to keep her in their
apartment until they could take her to an animal shelter in the morning. Kato had blood on her legs.
Kato was nervous and kept running around to doors and windows. At midnight, they took Kato for a walk
to see if they could find its owner. Kato led them to Nicole’s condo at 875 Bundy. As they came
closer, Kato pulled Boztepe a lot harder than normal. Kato stopped and looked to the right. They
looked to the right and saw Nicole’s dead body in front of the condo (Clark, pp. 67, 102, 369; Toobin,
pp. 19-23). “The Akita’s role in all this was eerie, to say the least.” wrote Marcia Clark, the
prosecutor (Clark, p. 67).
The movements and sounds of animals such as dogs can be controlled with a magnetic muscle control
system. Intelligence operations have this technical ability to make it look like a dog was making his
Police Investigate the Crime
Early on the morning of June 13, Officer Riske investigated the homicide at 875 Bundy. Ron Goldman’s
body was lying near Nicole’s. Both were in the front yard. Riske saw one leather glove near Goldman’s
body. Riske found a letter with the return address of O.J. Simpson on the front hall table. There
were photos of O.J. among the family pictures (Toobin, p. 25).
Detective Mark Fuhrman happened to be an on call detective early in the early morning hours of June 13.
He drove with his supervisor to the murder scene. He was the seventeenth police officer to arrive at Nicole's condo at 875 Bundy.
Fuhrman played a controversial role in the investigation. He saw a glove at the murder scene and
found the matching bloody glove on O.J.'s property. It was an unusual coincidence, yet, other police who had already been to 875 Bundy before Fuhrman saw only one glove (Clark, p. 260; Toobin, pp. 31-36).
Fuhrman led another car of officers
to O.J.’s house because he had been there before and knew the way. Fuhrman and Phillips were in one
car and Vannatter and Lange were in the other. It was after 5 a.m. and they wished to inform O.J. of
the killing and of the custody of his two children who had been sleeping Nicole's condo. Ringing the
gate buzzer and telephoning did not wake anybody up. Fuhrman looked around while they were waiting and
discovered blood on the console inside O.J.’s Bronco (Toobin, pp. 31-6).
Because of no response, the four detectives thought there could be additional victims in O.J.’s house.
Fuhrman hopped the fence and manually opened the hydraulic gate.
Fuhrman took a look around to see the layout of the property. He walked about 20 feet on the south
path and found a glove that was later found to be the matching glove for the one at 875 Bundy. It had
blood on it (Toobin, pp. 36-8).
The detectives knocked on Arnelle Simpson’s door. She was O.J.'s daughter. She lived in a guest
house. She let them in to O.J.'s house and they called his secretary, Cathy Randa, to find out where
he was. He was in Chicago. They informed him of Nicole’s death. They told him they had two of his
children at the police station. Sydney was eight years old and Justin was six. They wanted to know
where to take the children. He said he would hurry back (Toobin, pp. 38-40).
In the morning sun, a trail of blood on the driveway led to O.J.’s front door and into the foyer
(Toobin, p. 42). The police got a search warrant (Toobin, pp. 43-4).
O.J. came home in midday on June 13. He was hand cuffed. The media were surrounding the property.
Howard Weitzman, O.J.’s attorney, arrived and persuaded the police to remove the hand cuffs (Toobin,
Vannatter said they had some questions and would O.J. please come to the police station downtown. O.J.
agreed. They all went downtown. O.J.'s attorney, Howard Weitzman, tried to stop O.J. from agreeing to
the police interview (Toobin, pp. 65-6).
O.J. consented to the taped interview when his attorneys went for coffee (Schiller, p. 117). Vannatter
and Lange proceeded with the interview when Howard Weitzman was not in the room (Toobin, pp. 60-61).
O.J. was at the station for three hours. The interview was only 32 minutes. Marcia Clark listened to
the tape later.
O.J. sounded cold and detached, she thought. His answers sounded evasive and dishonest. She thought
O.J. spoke with a flippant tone for a man who just learned about a death in the family. She thought
his lack of distress over the news of Nicole’s death was evidence of guilt. He seemed to be lacking
remorse. His tangential comments sounded like a person in denial. He talked about his current girl
friend, Paula Barbieri, and chuckled. His memory loss and vagueness about the answers sounded like
evasion, yet, he kept wondering why the police were questioning him. Whenever O.J. sounded evasive,
the police dropped the subject and moved to the next question. It sounded to Clark like the interview
was incompetently done by detectives who had years of experience (Clark, pp. 71-75).
Lange and Vannatter let O.J. go after the interview and were holding Clark at arms length about the
information. There was already a mountain of evidence implicating O.J. Letting him go was a
“blunder,” Clark thought (Clark pp. 25-27).
There was something strange about the police who interviewed O.J. Clark thought it was the police gave
unreasonable deference to O.J. because he was a celebrity.
“Why had they let Simpson walk? It was true that once the police formally arrest someone, they must be
prepared to charge him within forty-eight hours. If they’re not sure of their evidence, they can cut
him loose, then pick him up later when they have something more solid. But why in this case, where the
evidence seemed so strong?”
“I had never seen the cops this jittery. It was not so much what they said as the reticence in their
voices. Something in Phil Vannatter’s tone reminded me of Mark Fuhrman’s as, earlier in the afternoon,
he’d gone out of his way to tell me about Simpson’s record on the playing field. At one level, I was
hearing the perfectly ordinary sound of people talking. And beneath it, the cackle of It’s the Juice.”
(Clark, p. 26).
The police still hadn’t filed charges when O.J. left Nicole’s funeral (Clark, p. 41).
Someone was giving O.J. rope for the suicide he was about to try and the police seemed only to think
about how famous he was. They did not think the interview was a trigger and neither did Clark. When
the police let O.J. go after the interview, it was not a “blunder” like Clark thought. It was a
trigger that activated a coercive obsession to commit suicide.
The Suicide Chase
When O.J. came back from the police interview, he couldn’t believe he was a suspect. The police were
ransacking his house for evidence. There was a sense of unreality as he talked to his friend of 24
years, Robert Kardashian.
Later that night, O.J. got up at 3 a.m. to kill himself, but relatives were keeping a suicide watch and
talked him out of it (Schiller, pp. 20-4).
The streets around the property were mobbed by the media. There were around 200 reporters. O.J. didn’t
want to be followed every time he went out. His friends thought up a plan to slip out through a hidden
path that went to a neighbor’s property. Then Kardashian would pick him up and drive him to
Kardashian’s house in Encino. Before they left, O.J. asked Kardashian to bring him a little black case
from under the front seat of his Bentley. It looked like a miniature violin case (Schiller, pp. 27-8).
On Friday morning, June 17, the police issued an arrest warrant. Shapiro informed O.J. of the charges
and the arrest time of 11 a.m. O.J. thought it was a setup. The jail was notified about the suicide
watch (Schiller, pp. 49-54).
They were getting ready to go to the police station when Kardashian saw the pistol wrapped in a towel
on O.J.’s lap. Kardashian realized the pistol had been in the toy violin case. “What are you doing!”
Kardashian said. O.J. said, “Man, I don’t know. I just don’t know what’s happening.” Kardashian
prayed for him (Schiller, p. 55).
O.J. talked like he was beside himself. He was not in control. The obsession was controlling his
judgment. Kardashian did not oppose the obsession directly, but kept suggesting they hadn’t found the
right place to do it. O.J. was going to kill himself in a room at Kardashian’s house, but Kardashian
said he couldn’t do it there because it had been his daughter’s room and it would give him bad
memories. Al Cowlings, a trusted friend, volunteered to drive O.J. somewhere to do it. They left in
Cowling’s Bronco. They traveled around town while Cowlings told O.J. they hadn’t found the right place
and O.J. kept thinking of another place. At one point, O.J. pulled the trigger with the gun pointed at
his head in the car, but nothing happened. The police picked up the trail and the media followed the
procession with helicopters (Schiller, pp. 55-75).
O.J.'s new attorney, Robert Shapiro and Robert Kardashian held a press conference in Century City while
the suicide chase was broadcast on national television. Kardashian read O.J.’s suicide note to the
media (Schiller, pp. 62-64).
The police who were following the car tried to get Cowlings to immediately surrender, so Cowlings
called 911 to warn them that O.J. was suicidal (Schiller, pp. 62-64). They drove back to Kardashian’s
house. O.J. held the family pictures in one hand and the gun in the other (Schiller, p. 72). He was
finally talked into getting out of Cowling's car and agreeing to be arrested (Schiller, pp. 55-75).
Triggers of Self Detruction
Three emotional triggers formed a sequence: First, to get him alone so that he would be a suspect
without an alibi. Second, to have a gun ready. Third, to induce suicide.
O.J. had been seeing Paula Barbieri. His divorce from Nicole had recently become final.
Paula wanted to attend Sydney’s dance recital with O.J. as a statement to Nicole and the Browns that
she was with O.J., now. Paula was “stung” by his refusal to take her along, she said. O.J. attended
the recital unaccompanied and Nicole pointedly excluded him from a family party at Mezzaluna’s
restaurant after the recital (Clark, p. 363).
After the party, O.J. went home and had dinner and then tried to call Paula from the cell phone in his
car. O.J. called Paula's number from his cell phone in his Bronco at 10:03 p.m. on June 12 (Clark, pp.
399, 432, 472). Paula left him a “Dear John” on the answering machine. “It was clearly the emotional
trigger,” Clark thought. This trigger was not known at the time of the murder trial (Clark, p. 242).
Paula eluded the prosecutor all during the murder trial. Months later, she testified at the civil
trial (Clark, p. 242).
Clark thought the trigger only arose from O.J. having bad character. She did not see a series of
externally induced obsessive-compulsive triggers leading to the suicide attempt. These triggers were
caused by coercive obsessions which amounted to mental enslavement.
A Trigger for the Suicide Gun
About one month before the murders, O.J. was frightened. As he told it to the police, “ … it was
like 3:30 in the morning and I’m in a lane and all of a sudden the car in front of me is going real
slow … There’s a car next to me and I can’t change lanes … the car butts up to me, and I’m like caught
between three cars and they’re Oriental guys and they weren’t letting me go anywhere. And I finally
went on the shoulder and sped up and then I held my phone up so they can see … it …. And they kind of
scattered.” (Schiller, pp. 17-18).
The obsession to keep a gun in his car was probably created by subliminal psychological coercion months
in advance. This driving incident precipitated the compulsion to keep a gun in his car so that it
would be there for suicide.
A Compulsion to Take His Own Life
In this kind of severe coercive obsession, insomnia is followed by a kind of moribund cessation of
judgment that resembles a depression. It is not relieved until the compulsion is completed. It is
designed to happen only once.
On the night of June 14, O.J. had insomnia. He tried sleeping pills. His doctor prescribed
anti-depressants, but they seemed only to make him groggy. By June 15, his friends noticed that O.J.
seemed to be wandering in and out of reality (Schiller, pp. 38, 41).
The insomnia followed by a temporary suspension of normal mental activity in a condition that resembles
a depression heralds the impending acting out of a compulsion that was created by psychological
Insomnia heralded the beginning of the compulsion to commit suicide. This compulsion did not arise
from a death wish in his personality. Without witnesses, he would have no alibi. He could be blamed
for anything. After the double murder and suicide were completed, his estate could be sued.
On Friday morning, June 17, O.J. made a recording. It was a suicide tape. “Everybody loved me, but I
don’t know why I was feeling so alone all the time.” And “I felt very lonely at times in recent years,
and I don’t know what it is.” Schiller, p. 51). The coercive obsessions interfere with normal love
relationships. The “immaturity” that Clark saw in O.J. (Clark, p. 242) is probably caused by
obsessions that persistently interfere with emotional reality testing.
During the first few days that O.J. was in jail, he remained suicidal and depressed. He felt
emotionally alone in jail, but he was saved by over 300,000 letters. Most people remembered him as a
good and honest person. Over 96% of the letters were religious. They encouraged him to overcome fear,
hopelessness and sadness. He started recovering from “mental fog." All these letters came because the
white Bronco chase and the reading of his suicide note were on television (Simpson, pp. 3-9).
Overkill with a Mountain of Evidence
Clark used phone records to verify times reported by witnesses. O.J. was alone and “unaccounted for”
from 9:36 p.m. to 10:53 p.m. on the evening of June 12, 1994 (Clark, p. 472).
The driving time between 360 Rockingham and 875 Bundy was only five minutes (Clark, p. 302).
The physical evidence implicating O.J. was “amazingly strong” (Clark, p. 179).
This “mountain” of evidence was far more than necessary to convince the prosecutor that O.J. was
guilty. (Clark, p. 473).
There was a mix of all three DNA patterns of O.J., Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman in the blood on
the console of O.J.’s Bronco (Schiller, p. 449).
Clark observed, “It’s almost impossible for a criminal to get away from a crime scene without leaving
something of himself there or taking something away. Usually, these things are traces, often invisible
to the naked eye.” (Clark, p. 22).
The defense did not try to prove that there was anything invalid about the DNA laboratory tests.
Instead, they focused on human error in how the samples were collected and processed. There was a real
possibility that the blood was planted in a way that falsely implicated O.J. (Schiller, pp. 173,
Shapiro consulted Bill Pavelic, a private investigator who used to be a policeman for LAPD (Schiller,
pp. 36, 44-5). Pavelic was good at following paper trails. He suspected police corruption. It was
his experience that lying and cover ups were the norm. Pavelic studied the photographs. It looked
like objects had been rearranged at the murder scene. Some of the police reports sounded like they had
been embellished or contained omissions (Schiller, pp. 117, 119, 133-5, 185-6).
Dr. Michael Baden and the other forensic experts for the defense had never seen a case where the
primary evidence was so conveniently laid out. Bill Pavelic said, “How often do you see a case where
something so obvious as a glove is taken from one place to another?” (Schiller, p. 116).
Clark ridiculed the defense theory of a “nefarious conspiracy” where it seemed that every county
employee was a potentialsuspect (Clark, p. 468).
The Press Villify O.J. Simpson
The 911 audio tapes of Nicole’s calls on New Year’s Eve 1989 and October 25, 1993 were released to the
press by LAPD shortly after O.J.’s arrest (Simpson, p. 104).
Newsweek published a picture of O.J. with a red headed stripper. The stripper was sent to his birthday
party as a surprise in 1989 and someone took a photo. He thought that someone was merely trying to be
funny. Newsweek made it look like they were in a sleezy bar (Simpson, pp. 73-4).
The press made it look like everything he did in the last five years was evidence that he was on a path
toward murder (Simpson, p. 81).
Ron Shipp and O.J.'s Dreams
Ron Shipp was a long time friend of O.J.’s He met O.J. through high school football 26 years before.
His brother played against O.J. in high school (Toobin, p. 266).
Ron Shipp and O.J. had a talk about dreams on the night of June 13 after O.J came home from the police
interview (Toobin, p. 269).
The family said O.J. went to bed early (Toobin, p. 269) and Shipp was drunk that night (Toobin, p.
Shipp was in the bedroom for about 2 minutes, but was glassy-eyed and muttering to himself while he
continued drinking beer (Schiller, p. 499).
Some people drink to relieve stress. It was stressful to talk about the "dream."
Ron Shipp was black. He used to be a policeman and bring his friends over to O.J.’s for recreation.
He was questioned by Vannatter and Clark. Shipp’s opinion was, “Whoever did this did a heck of a job
of framing him,” (Clark, p. 285).
O.J. was having vivid dreams every night, but could not make sense of them (Schiller, p. 222).
With modern technology, “dreams” are not always dreams. Electromagnetic signals can send images to the
visual processing center of the brain. It looks like a dream. Some people are more aware of them
than others. There may be differences in the threshold of perception. These training pictures are
used as a part of a psychological coercion system. They should not be confused with dream recall which
happens after sleeping and not before. The training pictures are a part of a subliminal process of
forming obsessions with cues that can induce compulsive acts at some later time.
The prosecution wanted the dream story to show that O.J.'s mental state indicated an intention to
murder near the time of the murder. The defense argued that dreams are not predictive. Judge Ito
allowed the dream testimony, but later instructed the jury to disregard it (Toobin, p. 266).
O.J. thought Shipp had turned on him (Toobin, p. 268).
Under cross examination, Shipp admitted that he had tried to avoid telling anybody about the dream
story. He had lied to the police and defense investigators about it. Shipp did not want the dream
story to be used against O.J. (Toobin, p. 268).
Carl Douglas for the defense tried to prove on cross examination that Shipp must have made up the dream
story, but his efforts seemed only to prove that Shipp was telling the truth in court. At one point,
Shipp answered with guiet dignity, "I put all my faith in God and my conscience. Since Nicole's been
dead, I've felt nothing but guilt, my own personal guilt, that I didn't do as much as I should have."
(Toobin, p. 269).
Shipp said that O.J. refused to take a polygraph because he had “dreams” about killing Nicole. When
Clark read this in a new book, she called Shipp in for more questioning because he had omitted the
Shipp said he drove to O.J.’s house at about 6 p.m. on July 13, the day after the murders. The house
was full of people. O.J. was tired and invited Shipp to his room. The “dream” was on Monday night the
same day O.J. declined to take a lie detector test for Vannatter and Lange.
O.J. asked Shipp how reliable the test is. Shipp said, “Very reliable.” O.J. said, “To be honest,
Shipp, I’ve had some thoughts of killing her.”
O.J. had told Vannatter and Lange, “I’m sure eventually I’ll do it. But it’s like I’ve got some weird
thoughts now …. You know, when you’ve been with someone for seventeen years, you think everything.
I’ve got to understand what this thing is. If it’s true blue, I don’t mind.” Clark saw that the
“dream” was in the “weird thoughts” category, but didn’t see it as evidence of an obsession that was
created by psychological coercion.
Clark thought the “dream” was evidence of O.J.’s “mind-set,” but only in the sense of implying he was
afraid someone would think he was looking for an excuse if he failed the lie detector test (Clark,
The prosecution thought the dream story would show that O.J.'s mental state indicated an intention to
murder near the time of the murder. The defense argued that dreams are not predictive. Judge Ito
allowed the dream testimony, but later instructed the jury to disregard it (Toobin, p. 266).
Shipp testified for the prosecution. His testimony was taken to show a “psychological background
consistent with a motive for murder.” (Schiller, p. 356).
In other words, the prosecution assumed that dreams and obsessions only prove mental derangement for
which the defendant is held responsible. Clark could not imagine anything like mental enslavement.
Obsessions that have been planted by psychological coercion can be confused with other explanations.
O.J. thought Shipp had turned on him (Toobin, p. 268).
O.J. saw Shipp as an employee, not a close friend (Schiller, p. 355). Shipp sometimes did security
work for O.J. and was a former policeman.
Shipp was cross examined by Carl Douglas. Douglas tried to prove Shipp made up the dream story for
attention and starting an acting career and that the dream comments never happened. He alluded that
the difference in testimony was because the “dream” comments never happened and that Shipp’s testimony
was a sign of police conspiracy. (see Shirley) Ron Shipp answered, “I’m doing this for my peace of
mind …. I will not have the blood of Nicole on Ron Shipp. I can sleep at night, unlike a lot of
others.” (Clark, p. 288).
The defense brought witnesses that Shipp appeared “spaced” or “starry” on more than one occasion and
particularly on that night (Schiller, p. 500).
Carl Douglas for the defense tried to prove on cross that Shipp must have made up the dream story, but
his efforts seemed only to prove that Shipp was telling the truth in court. At one point, Shipp
answered with guiet dignity, "I put all my faith in God and my conscience. Since Nicole's been dead,
I've felt nothing but guilt, my own personal guilt, that I didn't do as much as I should have."
(Toobin, p. 269).
Sometimes, it is difficult to recognize the influence of electronic psychological systems. People have
explanations like “dreams” or feelings that seem related to particular places or objects. Shipp
testified to the “magnetism” of O.J.’s trophy room (Clark, p. 302).
O.J. told jail visitors about his dreams. He was not trying to hide them (Schiller, p. 355).
After the suicide failed, O.J. had a new kind of “dream” about Nicole. When he met with his attorneys
on August 3, 1994, O.J. said, “This is the first day that I woke up feeling really mad at Nicole. I
dreamed about her. I woke up feeling really mad at her.” (Schiller, p. 156).
Then O.J. talked about his obsession to kill himself. He had pulled the trigger. “Why didn’t
it go off?” he kept saying. He believed he was not guilty of any offense when he talked to Vannatter
and Lange. O.J.’s new obsession was revealed in his new “dream.” He believed that Nicole was killed
by Faye Resnick’s drug addict friends (Schiller, p. 221). O.J. told Kardashian he had vivid dreams
every night and was trying to make sense of them. He talked about feelings rather than specifics.
Now, he was “mad” at Nicole for getting herself killed (Schiller, p.222).
The change of “dream” was a tactical change of obsessions that were being planted.
A Plea of Innocence
O.J was so sure of his complete innocence he wanted to testify. Shapiro gave him a practice session of
what it would be like to be cross-examined by the prosecutor. “Have you ever hit your wife? Have you
ever yelled at your wife? Have you ever cussed at your wife? Have you ever lost your temper at your
wife?” With each question, O.J. went into a long-winded aggressive answer that sounded a life history.
He talked about what Nicole did to him. “’That’s not good enough, O.J., ‘ Shapiro says quietly. ‘The
more you explain, the more trouble you get into’” (Schiller, pp. 198-9) He eventually decided not to
The defense arranged for a polygraph test that would not be used at trial. Every time O.J. heard
Nicole’s name, his heart started to pound. The results were that he failed almost every question about
the murders. When O.J. heard the results, he wanted to do it over. He thought it was because he was
still too emotional such a short time after the murders. O.J. said, “What I said about Nicole, you
know? Every time he said her name, my heart would beat like crazy! You guys have got to understand.
I didn’t do this!” This was before he was arrested. “I was very nervous. They shouldn’t have asked
me some of those questions. Every time I heard Nicole’s name, my heart would beat so fast. It would
race, you know? And that thing would jump.” (Schiller, pp. 32-33).
O.J. had inconsistencies of thought that cannot be evaluated with only a polygraph. The defense
lawyers and their assistants listened as O.J. talked. He kept believing that he really loved and
missed Nicole. He was always talking about her. His obsession seemed bizarre. It sounded like he
must be denying something and therefore he must be guilty (Schiller, p. 191).
Shapiro proposed that O.J. change his plea. He went through a preposterous hypothetical reconstruction
of the murders. "You were offended when the family refused to allow you to go to dinner with them at
Mezzaluna. You decided to punish Nicole by slashing her tires. You went to her home witha knife and
were about to slash them when she caught you. ... She caught you, and you were so embarrassed. You
didn't want her to tell anybody. So in a rage, you cut her throat. Goldman came by, and you thought
he was her lover. You were so enraged you killed him. The bloody clothes and the knife go in the golf
bag to Chicago. You have an early golf date, so the golf bag stays in the limousine. The L.A.
detectives call, and you rush back to the airport without the bag. It follows you back on a later
flight. A day later, after we meet, you and Kardashian go out to the airport and recover the bag. You
take the bloody clothes and the knife out. Kardashian disposes of them."
O.J. refused to take Shapiro seriously. The other attorneys disagreed with Shapiro. Shapiro remained
silent and left the room. He lost his position as team leader (Schiller, pp. 229-31).
An Evil Design
Did O.J. have subconscious feelings of guilt? Was he massively denying an act that was too horrifying
for him to remember? A carefully honed obsession could have altered the response of the autonomic
nervous system. It works like Pavlov’s dogs with the bells. It took at least five years to complete
the frame up of O.J. Simpson.
O.J. gave detailed accounts of his sexual adventures which sounded like bragging (Schiller, p. 191).
No one could discover what obstructed his better judgment. O.J. inconsistent in saying he didn’t have
feelings about Nicole, but he was always talking about her (Schiller, p. ). A person can be
programmed to think he is guilty.
Mental enslavement is not a mental illness. There is some similarity to defences of diminished
capacity, diminished responsibility or irresistible impulse. The voters of California approved
Proposition 8 which does not allow any of these defences. It allows automatism, but this mental
illness defence does not fit mental enslavement. It is a matter of law that "All persons are capable
of committing crimes except those belonging to the following classes:" One of the exceptions is that
the offense was committed "through misfortune or by accident, when it appears that there was no evil
design, intention, or culpable negligence." (CA Penal Code 26(5)). Psychological coercion is an evil design. The defendant did not have the evil
design, but had the misfortune to be a victim of an evil design. The testimony of an expert witness is
only necessary to prove that the state of mind of the accused was induced by an evil design from an
external source. I do not know what the judge and jury would think if this theory ever came to trial.
Brian “Kato” Kaelin lived in one of O.J.’s guest houses. Michael Baden suggested that Kato was a
suspect. O.J. said it was impossible. He trusted Kato. Baden thought that if O.J. was guilty, he
would have been happy to let Kato be implicated. Faye Resnick was a friend of Nicole’s. O.J. thought
Faye Resnick’s drug user crowd must have had something to do with the crime (Schiller, p. 116).
O.J. didn’t sound like some psychopath who could murder his former wife, but an atypical killer will
meticulously clean up the evidence, thought Dr. Yudowitz, a psychiatrist who was called in to interview
O.J. in jail. Some people lapse into a self-deceiving denial (Schiller, pp. 261-264). This murder
scene had an abundance of evidence and O.J. if he had anything to do with it he was not meticulous.
The Prosecution Theory
In 1994, Nicole was using O.J.'s mailing address during separation so she could avoid taxes. When the
divorce became final, O.J. informed her in writing she had to quit using his mailing address for IRS
correspondence (Toobin, pp. 17-8).
O.J.'s letter of June 8, 1994 informed Nicole that his maid was not "... an emergency cook, baby-sitter
or errand runner ...." She was using the maid when she came to visit (Schiller, p. 165). This was the letter that
was left on the table in Nicole's condo where the police found it.
Nicole rented a safe deposit box in New York City in 1990. She put her will and photos of her beaten
face in it. She was only 30 years old. Clark thought it was because she knew she was going to die
The information in Nicole's safe deposit box was a "road map" that O.J. was planning to kill her
(Toobin, p. 419).
The prosecution theorized that O.J. murdered Nicole because he could not have her (Toobin, p. 245).
One of the reasons for suicide that ran through O.J.’s mind was that a lengthy trial would deplete the
estate and there would be little left for the children (Schiller, p. 67). O.J.’s suicide would have
made a wrongful death suit easier. His obsession to die worked only to someone else’s advantage. It
is as if those who planted that obsessive idea about the children made a Freudian slip.
The plan for O.J.’s demise centered around inducing him to kill himself. After the suicide, his estate
could be sued by the families of the murder victims. O.J. would not be there to tell how it really
happened. People would not suspect he was primed with psychological coercion to kill his former wife,
Nicole Brown Simpson, and her boy friend, Ron Goldman.
Clark saw O.J. as a sexual sadist who had “… a fundamentally flawed, insecure, and extremely immature
personality.” (Clark, p.242). She thought he had a “pattern of pathological sadism.” (Clark, p. 257).
His feeling of being unjustly accused was misperceived as callousness.
O.J. did not show guilt or remorse when he was accused of over 60 incidents of wife beating. “His
behavior would have been scandalous even if he were innocent of these crimes.” (Clark, p. 256).
Clark was mystified by O.J.'s lack of a need to confess. She could not take seriously the idea that
the wife beatings were false reports. She took him to be a sociopath because he saw himself as the
victim (Clark, pp. 52-53, 74).
Sociopathy is one of the older terms for antisocial personality disorder. This disorder is described
in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (pp. 701-706). Central features of this disorder are
deceitfulness, manipulation, and consistent irresponsibility. They tend to be callous, cynical, and
lack empathy. This diagnosis is made for an adult only if there was a childhood history of conduct
disorder. People with antisocial personality disorder lack remorse and are likely to blame the victim.
For example, "She had it coming to her." Instead, O.J. lamented the loss of Nicole and thought he had
to kill himself.
A similar disorder is paranoid personality disorder. The motive is usually revenge instead of personal
gain or exploitation. O.J.'s statements during the year after his arrest were published in his book,
"I Want to Tell You," (Simpson). Nothing in his book sounds anything like a pathologically vengeful
O.J. caught his wife in an act of adultery, but then he made up with her partner as if it didn’t
matter. Clark thought that his concerns about adultery were only evidence that he was a stalker
Dr. Lenore Walker examined O.J. while he was awaiting trial. She is a psychologist specializing in
domestic violence. O.J. did not fit the profile of a stalker or a batterer (Schiller, pp. 391-3). She
thought the only way O.J. could have done the killing and not remember it was to have gone into a
fugue. This is a kind of dissociation. The sufferer has no memory of the crime or of even being
there. People who have fugue states have a history of them. O.J. had no history of fugue states
(Schiller, pp. 391-393).
O.J.'s attorneys agreed Walker should not testify. It would allow the prosecution to bring in
allegations of spousal abuse which had been ruled inadmissible. It would lead to “open season on O.J.’s
mental state.” (Schiller, p. 393).
My opinion is that O.J. was not even there at the time of the murders. He was out driving in his car
without witnesses. I am sure Dr. Walker was correct in seeing signs of his dissociation, but she did
not see the psychological coercion behind it. Extreme psychological coercion by means of subliminal
activation could lead to dissociation. The dissociation may be evidence of the psychological coercion.
The coercive obsessions were deflecting O.J. from making independent decisions. The prosecutors
thought that O.J.'s being out of character was evidence of a criminal personality like the fictional
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. His disturbed logic was more probably the result of psychological coercion. He was
obsessed and dissociating.
Fabrications of Domestic Violence
Clark thought that an obsession caused O.J. to come out of his house and ride around town on the night
of June 12, 1994 but she thought this was evidence of a basic flaw of character instead of
psychological coercion. Her theory was supported by allegations of domestic violence (Clark, pp. 119,
On News Eve, December 31, 1988, Michelle Abudrahm, O.J.'s maid, tried to make Nicole’s friends leave
the house(Clark, p. 315, Schiller, p. 201). This started an argument which led to an allegation of
Detective Edwards responded to Nicole's 911 call arriving on January 1, 1989 (Toobin, p. 52). He
testified in court, "... A woman came running out of the bushes to my left, across the driveway. She
was wearing a bra only as an upper garment.... She ran across and collapsed on the [gate] speaker ..
and started yelling, 'He's going to kill me. He's going to kill me.!'"
"... I said, 'Well, who's going to kill you?' She said, 'O.J.' ... 'I said, O.J. who? Do you mean the
football player, O.J. the football player?'" (Schiller, p. 353).
A man who was represented as being O.J. came out of the house. Officer Edwards testified, "He had
veins ... popping out right here." Edwards pointed to his temple of forehead (Clark, p. 282).
The real O.J. did not have veins popping out of his head. Look at the photographs. He was
O.J. did not see the woman who came running out of the bushes. It could have been a stand in who had
O.J. was bewildered by the allegations Nicole made against him (Toobin, pp. 238-9).
They had both been drinking and all were involved in the fight. O.J. minimized the incident in his own
mind even after Nicole called 911. (Schiller, p. 201).
Nicole was drunk and was tearing up the place (Toobin, p. 61). "We had a fight, and she hit me. And
they never took my statement, they never wanted to hear my side, and they never wanted to hear the
housekeeper's side. Nicole was drunk. She did her thing, she started tearing up my house, you know.
And I didn't punch her or anything, but I ... wrestled her, is what I did. I didn't slap her at all."
(Toobin, p. 61).
O.J. later wrote to Nicole that he “took the heat” to “protect our privacy” (Schiller, p. 62).
O.J. said, "I didn't beat her, I just pushed her out of bed." (Toobin, p. 52).
He told his friends this incident was a "mutual-type wrestling match." At the trial, he insisted that
the testimony of Detective Edwards was a lie. (Schiller, p. 353).
O.J. and Detective Edwards were deceived.
Detective Edwards took this woman to the West L.A. police station and took some pictures which were
shown to the jury at the murder trial. Her face was red with scratches. Her expression was blank and
numb. She seemed almost ghostly (schiller, p. 354). She looked like Nicole.
Next day, Nicole was at the West L.A. police station. She minimized the incident. She said she did
not want to have a full prosecution, but her complaint had already set the law in motion (Toobin, p.
Nicole needed to get the complaint on the books, but avoid a court proceeding where her fraud might be
O.J. pled nolo contendere to a charge of spousal abuse (Clark, p. 30).
On December 8, 1994, Pavelic interviewed Bethy Vaquerano, Nicole's maid from June, 1985 to April, 1988.
She said Nicole assaulted O.J. on many occasions. She saw Nicole throw a crystal vase at him and hit
him with a baseball bat. O.J. was generous and kind. Nicole was mean and nasty. Nicole used
demeaning terms when she talked about Jews and African-Americans. When O.J.'s family came to visit,
she referred to them as niggers. Nicole started the fights and argued until O.J. had to leave the
house. After it was over, Nicole laughed at the 1989 domestic violence incident later (Schiller, p.
In another incident, Michelle scolded the children for tracking dirt in the house and Nicole slapped
her (Clark, p. 315).
O.J. married Nicole when she was 18 and gave her a Porsche (Toobin, p. 251) and then she was an
adulterer (Clark, pp. 75-77, Toobin, pp. 251, 273).
The way O.J. saw it, Nicole was in a circle of friends who used illegal drugs (Toobin, p. 251). O.J.
felt misrepresented (Toobin, pp. 236, 416). He thought Nicole was the one who wanted to keep the
How could he have thought that a spouse abuser like Nicole loved him? The obsessions clouded his
perception of reality.
O.J.’s obsessive illusions of love for Nicole made him blind to betrayal.
Missing Nicole was O.J.’s delusional obsession for suicide (Schiller, p. 67).
On the day of the murders, June 12, 1994, O.J. went to Sydney’s dance recital at Paul Revere Junior
High School and met with the Brown family. A stockbroker saw them leaving after the recital. He made
a video of Nicole's sister, Denise Brown, kissing O.J. enthusiastically. He shot another clip of O.J.
kissing her mother, Judy Brown and smiling and greeting the Brown family. Yet, Denise Brown had
testified that O.J. was menacing and gloomy all during the recital (Schiller, p. 363).
The stockbroker sent the tape to the D.A. thinking it would be forwarded to the defense. He called the
defense later and they hadn’t heard of it. The defense called the D.A. and the tape was turned over
(Schiller, p. 363).
The Gloves in Evidence
F. Lee Bailey, a famous criminal defense lawyer, was in daily contact with his friend, Robert Shapiro.
He was listening to the suicide chase on his car radio when Kardashian read the suicide letter. Bailey
thought the letter “shrieked” of innocence. It did not seem probable that a celebrity would murder his
wife and a stranger in a densely populated area at a time when dog walkers, joggers and neighbors would
witness it (Schiller, p. 64). Bailey joined the defense team.
Bailey saw O.J. as a man in bewildering circumstances (Schiller, p. 154).
Creating the frame up with lots of witnesses is one of the elements of the profile of this kind of
O.J.’s fingerprints were never found on anything at the crime scene at 875 Bundy (Schiller, p. 566). He
wasn’t there. The gloves were the plausible explanation for the absence of O.J.’s fingerprints.
Nicole’s credit card was used to purchase two pair of gloves of exactly the type that was found
associated with the crime (Schiller, p.473).
O.J. liked to give away apparel at the end of each year. He gave away at least one pair of glove
(Schiller, pp. 631-632).
Fuhrman explained how he found one glove at 875 Bundy and the matching glove by the air conditioner at
O.J's house at 360 Rockingham (Schiller, p. 399). Fuhrman hypothesized the killer ran into the air
conditioner and didn’t know he dropped the glove (Clark, p. 19).
The glove on the south path was simply there and there was no evidence that anyone tried to climb the
fence in or out. The shrubs were not damaged. A blood trail in the front of the house did not lead to
the glove (Schiller, pp. 370, 374). The defense thought that Fuhrman was the kind of man who would
frame someone (Schiller, p. 399) and that he took one glove from Bundy to Rockingham opportunistically
(Schiller, p. 378).
Fuhrman testified about finding a plastic bag large enough to hold a body in the back of O.J.’s Bronco.
An LAPD officer watching the trial called in later to them that the bag was standard equipment in Ford
Broncos. It was for the spare tire (Schiller, p. 400).
A sales representative for Aris Isotoner saw the photos of the brown leather gloves on television and
recognized the brand. Witnesses saw a video of O.J. wearing such gloves at a football game on
Thanksgiving Day, 1993 (Schiller, p. 195).
There were six witnesses for the prosecutor who had photos showing O.J. wearing the Aris Isotoner
Lights and winter clothing while he was covering the Chicago Bears game in 1990 (Schiller, p. 623).
The prosecution showed a video of O.J. jostling the quarterback at a Cincinnati Bengals – Houston
Richard Rubin was a former Aris Isotoner executive in charge of manufacturing (Schiller, p. 474).
Rubin identified the gloves as style 70263, size extra large, brown. The style was “quite rare” and
was the same as the murder gloves (Schiller, pp. 623-5).
For months, F. Lee Bailey studied O.J.’s hands and mentally compared them with the bloody gloves in
evidence. He was sure they wouldn’t fit (Schiller, p. 474).
During a break, Shapiro tried on one glove. His hands fit snugly. O.J.’s hands were definitely bigger. They
knew the gloves would never fit. Johnny Cochran’s hands were a little bigger than Shapiro’s and he couldn’t
get them on. (Schiller, p. 474).
Chris Darden for the prosecution was questioning Rubin. Rubin was showing a new pair of gloves.
Johnny Cochran for the defense asked for a sidebar for Darden to explain why the new pair was important.
Darden answered, “I would like to lay the foundation to show they are the exact same size, similar make
and model, so that perhaps we can have Mr. Simpson try them on at some point.” (Schiller, p. 475).
Cochran said he wanted O.J. to try on the pair that was the gloves in evidence instead of the new pair.
Judge Ito agreed, but Clark complained that it might not be an accurate test because the bloody gloves
were a “biohazard” and O.J. would have to wear latex gloves. The latex gloves were thin, but could
still interfere with the fit (Schiller, p. 475).
Darden asked for O.J. to try on the gloves in evidence with the latex in front of the jury. Cochran said,
“No objection, Your Honor.” O.J. tried hard and couldn’t get them on (Schiller, pp. 476-7).
At the end of the court session after everyone else was gone, the defense team had O.J. try on the
gloves without the latex. They did not fit. O.J. looked up at the attorneys and said, “These gloves
aren’t my size. I’ve got really big hands. I told you that.” (Schiller, p. 477).
The prosecution asserted that the gloves must have shrunk because of the blood that was smeared on
them. The defense had an expert witness, Herb MacDonell, testify that such a one time smearing with
blood did not make such gloves shrink (Schiller, p. 633).
It would be reasonable to assume that the gloves would shrink if they were washed and dried. The frame
up artists needed to remove any trace that they had handled the gloves. They blundered.
What Kind of Man Was Mark Fuhrman?
Fuhrman filed for disability in 1983. He believed his stress started in the Vietnam war (Clark, p.
After Fuhrman testified at the preliminary hearing which had a function similar to a grand jury
hearing, he asked Clark for an urgent confidential interview. She said it could wait. As Clark tells the story, Fuhrman said,
"'No. I've got to tell you now.' he replied. He sat down on one of the benches that lined the court
hallways. This forced me to stop and sit beside him.
"'Marcia, you have to know about this because the press is going to pick it up any minute,' he
continued. 'A long time ago, I thought I wanted to leave the force. I was strung out over my divorce
and feeling burnt out. I put in for a stress disability claim. There's a file with some shrink's
reports in it. Mine claimed I said things that I never said. He got it all wrong. I tried to get
them to take it out, but I couldn't. When the press gets hold of it, they'll smear me to kingdom
"'Well, what exactly did you say ... or did he claim you said?' I asked. ... It was not an uncommon
thing for government employees, especially cops, to try and get out early, with their pensions and
benefits intact, on a stress disability claim. They would invent stories about how they were falling
apart, couldn't handle the job, were suicidal." She pointed out that the files were privileged, but Fuhrman
insisted that he just knew the press would expose them. Clark thought he was paranoid. The important
question she asked him was whether the disability claim file would disprove his testimony. He said
they would not and that his testimony was accurate (Clark, pp. 109-11).
About one week later, the contents of Fuhrman's psychiatric file was news. "According to the story,
Fuhrman had been an enthusiastic marine, but he had purportedly told Dr. Ronald Hoegler that he had
stopped enjoying his military service because 'there were these Mexicans, niggers, volunteers, and they
would tell me they weren't going to do something.' He told another shrink, a Dr. John Hochman, that
his work among street gangs in East L.A. had given him 'the urge to kill people that upset me.'" Clark
couldn't believe it. She asked Fuhrman about it over the phone. He replied, "'I never said that
stuff! That's what I was trying to tell you before. I just told him I hated gang bangers. I couldn't
stand the way they screwed over innocent people. I don't know how he got all that shit in there.'" He
said he didn't feel that way. "'Hell, no. I'm no racist, Marcia. You can ask anyone. Some of my
good friends are black. Shit, ask Danette Meyers if you don't believe me.'" Meyers was an
African-American D.A. in Santa Monica (Clark, pp. 112-4). she often went out to dinner with Fuhrman.
She baby-sat for his kids sometimes. She told Clark, "'Mark's a good cop. He wouldn't frame anyone.'"
(Clark, p. 334).
Fuhrman filed for disability pension because of stress. One of the symptoms was that he kept getting
unreasonably angry at certain kins of people. He was involved in an incident in 1981 where he was accused of
planting a knife as evidence. One therapist wrote that Fuhrman should not carry a gun. Another wrote
that Fuhrman was exaggerating his stress. Lots of police were filing for stress pensions at that time.
Some people in the department thought Fuhrman was a pathological liar (Schiller, pp. 134-5).
Clark studied Fuhrman's disability file. There was no doubt that he had talked about "Mexicans and
niggers" and sounded like a raving racist to the doctors. They concluded that he was faking feelings
of racial hostility just to get an early pension (Clark, pp. 332-333).
Clark interviewed Fuhrman's former supervisor, Ron Phillips. Phillips said that when Fuhrman made
those statements to the psychiatrists, his first marriage had just fallen apart. A few years later, he
had a new marriage and his performance improved (Clark, p. 333).
While it may be true that a failed marriage can bring out the bad attitude in someone, Fuhrman sounds
like he was a victim of psychological coercion. The thoughts he was talking about sound like they
could have been obsessions that were formed from subliminal activation.
Clark gathered information from other people who worked with Fuhrman. "'When the charges of
evidence-planting first surfaced, several black cops called our office to put in a good word for him.
We got a memo from one guy from the West L.A. Division who told how he and other African Americans
played early-morning basketball with Mark. 'At no time,' he wrote, 'have I heard him disrespect me or
any other African American. Not even in jest.'"
"Prosecutors who'd had the opportunity to work with Mark in the past were also favorably impressed.
... [Fuhrman] never pushed questionable filings. Any case he brought was well invesetigated and
carefully prepared. My friend and fellow D.A. Lynn Reed, who worked in the West L.A. office, recalled
how thoughtful Fuhrman had always been to her black rape victims. Once he'd gone to bat for a black
suspect who, on the basis of witness reports and other evidence, seemed to have committed murder. Mark
was the lead investigator; he could easily have ignored the suspect's claims of innocence. But he was
willing to check out the guy's story, and after putting in some decent overtime, he wound up clearing
him of all charges. These were hardly the actions of a dedicated racist." (Clark, pp. 333-4).
I think Fuhrman had PTSD or dissociation or both. The way he handled it sounds like his stress was
caused by psychological coercion. O.J. and Fuhrman were similar. They both suspected a psychological
impairment that could not be explained. They both reacted against being placed in a bad light. They
both seemed to have such an attitude of unreality that people thought they were pathological liars.
The reason he denied saying certain words even when he knew he said them was because he felt it was
unjust that he should be held responsible for thoughts that had a questionable and possibly external
source. Some people intuitively know they are being deceived like this, but they don't know how to explain it.
In 1987, Joseph Britton, an African American, was shot by the police when he was leaving an automated
teller machine. He was a robbery suspect. Fuhrman was one of the police who apprehended Britton.
He accused Mark Fuhrman of picking up his knife and planting it next to him and shouting, "You stupid
nigger. Why did you run?" Britton sued, but later filed a deposition that described Fuhrman as having
red hair and a mustache. The description did not match Fuhrman at all (Clark, p. 332). Fuhrman was
Fuhrman testified at the preliminary hearing that he hadn’t even uttered the word “nigger” in the last
ten years. But then the defense learned that Fuhrman had been a consultant to Laura McKinney, a
screenwriter. They subpoenaed her tapes of Fuhrman saying “nigger” 41 times. Fuhrman made other
sensational racial slurs on the tapes (Clark, pp. 436-443).
On cross examination by Bailey, Fuhrman insisted that he only found one of the gloves at 875 Bundy.
“Do you use the word, ‘nigger’ in describing people?”
“No, sir,” Fuhrman replied.
“Have you used that word in the last ten years?”
“Not that I recall, no.” (Schiller, p.404).
At a new hearing, away from the jury, Fuhrman’s voice on tape filled the courtroom for an hour with
bragging of police brutality and of manufacturing evidence. His voice on tape spoke the word ‘nigger’
many times (Schiller, pp. 583-586).
Gerald Uelman questioned Mark Fuhrman.
“'Detective Fuhrman, was the testimony that you gave at the preliminary hearing in this case completely
"There was a deadly pause during which Mark leaned back and whispered something to his lawyer. Then he
spoke into the microphone. 'I wish to assert my Fifth Amendment privilege,' he said.
“'Have you ever falsified a police report?'”
“'I wish to assert by Fifth Amendment privilege.'”
"I forced myself to raise my head and look at him. He was no longer the composed, confident Mark
Fuhrman who had parried the thrusts of Lee Bailey. Nor was he the swaggering goon of the McKinny
tapes. His face was pained, his features fixed in a tight-lipped grimace that seemed to push
everything to a point in the middle of his face. He looked as though he was holding back tears."
"Uelman finally asked him if he intended to assert the Fifth Amendment privilege to every question.
"Yes, Mark said. He did (Clark, pp. 452-453).
“'Detective Fuhrman, did you plant or manufacture any evidence in this case?'”
"Like an automaton, Fuhrman answered
'I assert my Fifth Amendment privilege.'”
(Clark, p. 453)
Fuhrman could not choose to answer some questions and not others, so he could not answer any of them (Toobin, p.31).
Clark points out that Fuhrman’s answers only implied that he planted the glove, but the damage was done (Clark, p. 453).
Clark couldn’t believe Fuhrman framed O.J. because when they were examining the scene, Fuhrman paused
to notice the Heisman Trophy statue in O.J.’s back yard. It looked like hero worship to her (Clark, p. 20).
Shawn Chapman was an attorney working for Johnnie Cochran. Her job was to interview O.J. The blood
evidence seemed overwhelming. Something made her question O.J.'s innocence. She became depressed.
Sometimes, she could not help thinking he was guilty, but each time she started interviewing him, all
her doubts were dissolved by his intensity and sincerity (Schiller, pp. 444-445).
Depression can be caused by adverse subliminal activation (see the Swedish report).
There is no proof, of course, that Chapman's depressive obsessions were created by subliminal
Rosa Lopez Had a Panic Attack
Lopez lived next door to O.J. and was a maid for Simpson’s neighbor. She walked the neighbor's dog
every day (Schiller, pp. 385-387). Her testimony may not have agreed with another witness, Allan Park
(Clark, p. 369).
Lopez was interviewed by Pavelic. She saw O.J.’s Bronco parked in front of his house at approximately
10:15 p.m. Pavelic forgot about the tape inexplicably until Lopez ‘s value as a witness was already at
trial. Carl Douglas noticed a discrepancy in records after being prodded by the prosecutors. Pavelic
was watching the trial on television and looked through his records. He discovered the forgotten tape
(Schiller, pp. 385-391).
Lopez became confused about whether it was closer to 10:00 p.m. or 10:15 p.m. when she saw Simpson’s
Bronco (Toobin, pp. 296-297).
It appeared that Lopez hadn’t really looked at the clock that day (Toobin, p. 310).
The satellite trucks gathered outside her house. She quit her job and went to live with her daughter
and planned to go back to El Salvador (Schiller, pp. 385-387). “The reporters, the rumors, the
scolding looks [that she perceived] from her friends and family – they all contrived to turn her misery
to panic.” (Toobin, p. 297). Lopez quit the job she had held for nearly 27 years (Schiller, p. 299).
She hid out at her daughter’s house. Then she drove to New Mexico. She was persuaded to fly back to
Los Angeles (Toobin, p. 297).
In court, she said it was because the reporters were “harassing” her. She said she had reservations to
fly to El Salvador, but an attorney called the airline and discovered she didn’t. When she was
confronted with this and other evidence of false statements, she just kept adjusting her story each
time they caught her lying about her panic attack. She really wasn’t terrified of news reporters like
she said she was. She had given television interviews, one only a week before, and she stopped to chat
in the court room with a reporter to whom she said, “I love you on TV.” (Toobin, pp. 296-300).
Clark though Lopez’s testimony had little value because she did not immediately come forward when
police canvassed the neighborhood looking for witnesses. Lopez knew O.J.’s maid, Michelle, an Israeli.
Michelle persuaded Lopez to tell O.J.’s attorney’s. Clark thought the lateness for presentation of
this witness was because the defense somehow planted the idea that she should wait and she thought that
Lopez’s claims about harassment were prompted by coaching by the defense (Clark, pp. 315-320).
The lateness was because of an unintentional discrepancy in records maintained by Pavelic. Her panic
attack sounds very much like someone planted an obsession. She had not been known to have panic
attacks before. Her reluctance to step forward could have been caused by a coercive obsession.
Pavelic’s oversight may have been subliminally engineered. Someone was afraid that the testimony of
Rosa Lopez would be very damaging to the testimony of Allan Park.
Allan Park Saw a Dark Figure
Allan Park was the limousine driver who came to pick up O.J. to take him to the airport for his flight
to Chicago. Park came 20 minutes early for the 10:45 p.m. pick up to take O.J. to the airport for his
flight to Chicago. Park got out of the limo and came to look for O.J. at about 10:53 or 10:54. Park
hadn’t seen O.J.’s Bronco at 10:22 or 10:35 from where he was waiting at the Rockingham gate, but Park
saw a second car that was never identified. He saw a dark figure coming on to the property, but he
could not identify who it was and didn’t see him get out of a car. Park didn’t see O.J.’s Bronco drive
up. Park got out of his limo at 10:55 p.m., one minute after he saw the dark figure. Park’s sighting
of the dark figure was “… the defining moment of the case.” Clark thought (Clark, p. 370). O.J.'s
explanation was that he overslept and so he could not have been the dark figure (Clark, pp. 65, 369-71,
There was too much that Park didn’t see. He didn’t see the Bronco drive up. He didn’t see any lights
from the Bronco.
He didn’t see anyone get out. He didn’t hear the door close. He didn’t see anyone come from around
the side of the house where the bloody glove was found (Schiller, p. 632). Park saw a second car
parked in the driveway that could not be accounted for (Clark, p. 370).
Park saw a dark car, probably a Saab, parked behind O.J.’s Bentley. O.J.’s daughter, Arnelle, had a
black Saab, but she was at the movies with friends until 1:30 a.m. (Clark, p. 370). The person who
planted the glove and smeared the blood on the console of O.J.’s Bronco needed a second car that looked
So, where was O.J.’s Bronco if it wasn’t parked at the curb like he thought it was while he slept? It
had to be accessed by someone who planted the blood mix on the console. The blood on the console was
not likely planted by Detective Fuhrman. What better way to access the car than to have an imposter
drive it somewhere?
Jill Shively lived near Nicole’s neighborhood. Shively started driving to the store at 10:45 p.m. She
was in a hurry to get there before it closed. She was at the intersection of Bundy and San Vicente. A
white car raced in front of her trying to make the light, but almost hit a gray Nissan in the
intersection. The driver of the white car stuck his head out the window and started screaming at the
Nissan to move. Shively thought she recognized O.J. in the white car (Toobin, pp. 123-5).
During deliberation, the jury asked for a read back of Park's testimony. (Clark, p. 476). After
listening to the trial for nine months, the jury took two hours to reach a verdict. O.J. was acquitted
(Clark, pp. 476, 478).
Coercive obsessions can be used to influence people around the falsely accused. The police,
investigators, witnesses, friends and others all could have been prejudiced silently with hidden
obsessions. Those who were so prejudiced may not have been more guilty of intending to do wrong than
the innocent O.J. Simpson was. Anyone could have been used like this except for one. Who’s body lies
in the grave marked for Nicole Brown Simpson?
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