A new documentary suggests that convicted serial killer Glen Rogers may have been behind the killings
Is O.J. Simpson innocent of murder after all? An explosive new documentary suggests that he is.
In the film--"My Brother the Serial Killer"--set to air Wednesday on the Discovery network, Clay Rogers, the brother of convicted serial killer Glen Rogers, claims his brother murdered Simpson's ex-wife, Nicole Brown and her lover, Ron Goldman--the pair Simpson was accused--and controversially acquitted--of slaying in 1995.
Glen Rogers was arrested in November 1995--a month after Simpson was found not guilty--in Kentucky "after leading police on a high-speed chase in a car that belonged to a Florida woman believed to be the third victim in a vicious, cross-country killing spree that began in Van Nuys," Calif., seven weeks before. He was convicted and sentenced to death in both California and Florida, and is currently sitting on death row in the Sunshine State, awaiting execution.
According to Clay Rogers, Glen bragged to him about killing more than 70 people. (Glen later said the claim was a joke.)
And Clay says Glen told him he had been "partying" with Nicole Brown prior to her June 12, 1994 killing.
According to the documentary, Simpson knew Glen--who was working as a house painter near Brown's Brentwood home at the time of the murders--and had paid him to steal a pair of $20,000 earrings he had given her. According to Clay, Glen boasted he was going "take her down," and that O.J. allegedly told Glen to kill "the bitch" if necessary.
The documentary culls new details from interviews with police and family members appears to rely on a pair of books about Rogers: Clifford Linedecker's "Smooth Operator" and Joyce Spizer's "Cross Country Killer." (Glen Rogers, though, does not appear himself, nor does Simpson.)
After the murders of Brown and Goldman, Glen embarked on his cross-country killing spree. Clay turned his brother in after discovering the decomposed corpse of Glen's 73-year-old former roommate at the family's cabin.
"I wasn't turning in my brother," Clay Rogers said. "I was turning in a serial killer."
Following his conviction, Glen, Clay says, admitted to the Goldman-Brown Simpson slayings in interviews from prison.
But Fred Goldman, the father of Ronald Goldman and a constant figure throughout Simpsons' trials, isn't buying it.
"O.J. Simpson murdered Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman," Fred Goldman said in a statement Monday. "The criminal trial showed overwhelming and monumental evidence that OJ Simpson was the killer. There was no contrary evidence other than guess, innuendo, and rumor. The fact of the acquittal at the hands of the jury will never wash away this murder from the hands of OJ Simpson, no matter how many Glen Rogers pop up on the media radar screen."
In 1997, a jury in Simpson's civil trial found him liable in the death of Goldman and battery of Nicole Brown Simpson.
In 2006, a book by Simpson--"If I Did It"--was set to be published by HarperCollins' Regan Books, but the "hypothetical confessional" was subsequently canceled following a public outcry.
In 2007, Simpson was arrested in Las Vegas, charged with armed robbery and kidnapping. In 2008, he was found guilty and sentenced to 33 years in prison in Nevada, where he is currently serving his sentence.
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