Guest Writer OMIG Investigator, Durah Singh
Quite often it is those little things that reveal the greatest truths and one of those unrevealed truths was exposed relative to the OJ Simpson murder case while visiting a doctor for an annual physical examination. A nurse measuring my blood pressure had a medical device that allowed one to listen to the beat of their heart at the same time. The beat of the heart is represented by two numbers in a blood pressure examination with the top number, wishfully being 120 pounds of pressure per square inch, over the bottom number of 80 pounds of pressure per square inch. The top number is referred to as the systolic blood pressure and represents the loudest sound of a beating heart when it is contracting and pushing blood with its pressure through the arteries of the body. The lower sounding second beat is referred to as the diastolic pressure and measures the pressure in the arteries after the first and louder systolic contraction of the heart muscle momentarily relaxes. You can listen to the systolic and diastolic heartbeat created by the blood pressure movement within the arteries in the sound recording below.
So how does blood pressure relate to the OJ Simpson case? Well, it is related in actuality to the blood, or the lack thereof, due to the enormity of Simpson’s residential estate on Rockingham and the comparative distance of where the killer’s glove was allegedly found by the LAPD detective, Mark Fuhrman.
Simpson’s home sat on a large tract of land consisting of a considerable number of acres off of Rockingham Drive at his sprawling property in the tawny upscale enclave of Brentwood on the Northwest side of Los Angeles, California. I use the past tense because the house was soon torn down after the Simpson trial ended. However, many photos exist that are a matter of record that were taken while the property still stood in its prior location. Subsequently, by using the scale of parked cars in such photos to measure, they’ve given us an opportunity to examine the credibility of the most crucial piece of evidence that ties Simpson to the murders of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson, namely the bloody glove found on his property.
Several of these photos of the Simpson residence provide us with the opportunity of examining the irregularities that undermine the police and prosecutors’ case gainst the former NFL pro-football player. Consider the fact that if there were no glove found on the premises of OJ Simpson’s estate there would have been no trial against him. It is the location of where the glove was found that raises further questions of credibility. Hence, that is where the problem lies, the location of the glove at Rockingham.
Look at the photos below showing the enormity of the Simpson property. Then further below look at the diagram of where the glove was found on his property outside the back wall of the guesthouse where Kato Kaelin resided and underneath the air conditioner.
The diagram below accurately lays out the various locations within the Simpson property but it does not give you an idea of the distances which no one has bothered to bring up. However, in the second diagram below we bothered to estimate and further confirm the distances. As you can see in the following diagram the actual distances begin to give you some perspective as to how far the defendant OJ Simpson had to travel on his property to get to where the glove was found by LAPD Detective Mark Fuhrman. We had our estimated distance confirmed on 05/21/2017 when one of OMIG’s doctors, (Ocean Medical Investigative Group) and OJ’s sister, Shirley Simpson-Baker, visited Simpson on one of the quarterly visits to check on his health at the Northern Nevada prison at Lovelock. When the question was put to Simpson, he satisfied other OMIG investigators lingering curiosity when asked him the distance from the Rockingham Gate on the far left below to where Kato’s residence is located on the diagam’s mid-right. Simpson concurred with our prior estimate that the distance was more than 50 yards or at least half the distance of an NFL football playing field.
WHY IS THE DISTANCE FROM THE ROCKINGHAM ENTRANCE TO THE GLOVE LOCATION SIGNIFICANT?
The significance of the distance of where Detective Mark Fuhrman claimed that he found the leather glove (whose twin glove was located at the foot of Ron Goldman at the Bundy Drive murder site) is that according to Fuhrman’s court testimony he found no blood trail leading to or away from that glove at Simpson’s property on Rockingham as shown in the diagram above. The only blood drops spotted were those allegedly from the entry of the Rockingham gate to the front entry of Simpson’s house which is still an extremely long distance from where Fuhrman found the glove.
The March 14, 1995, Cross Examination of Detective Mark Fuhrman by Simpson defense attorney F. Lee Bailey below is how he answered the question regarding the blood leading from the glove at Rockingham.
Q: BY F. LEE BAILEY: “IN RESPONSE TO A QUESTION THAT BEGAN ON 20TH LINE, 24: “WITH RESPECT TO FINDING THE GLOVE……DID YOU SEE ANY BLOOD LEADING TO OR FROM THE GLOVE IN ANY DIRECTION, DETECTIVE FUHRMAN”?
A: MARK FUHRMAN: NO!
Based on the prosecution’s allegations of Simpson being the guilty party it would mean that he walked, ran, or crawled in both directions the distance of a complete NFL football field or over 100 yards back and forth without dripping any blood. This would involve Simpson traveling either outside his property and along his neighbor’s fence line and climbing over his fence as the prosecution alleged, or traveling inside his property and going back to that distant location as Fuhrman has alleged, either way there is no blood trail leading to or from the bloody glove. There lies a problem with a beating heart and an alleged open wound.
Not only does the lack of any blood to or from that distant location raise credibility issues of how the glove arrived on Simpson’s property at that location it raises additional credibility problems with the alleged blood found just inside the Rockingham gate that turns left and heads north to Simpson’s front entry. Stealing the words of the master criminal forensic expert in the Simpson trial, Dr. Henry Lee, “All I can say is something wrong here”.
If a person’s heart is beating and they have an open cut on their finger they are not going to conveniently leave blood in one area to satisfy an investigation but not leave a trail of blood in another, you can’t have it both ways. The testimony was that when the sun came up the detectives found 8 blood drops of blood leading from inside the Rockingham gate east and north to the front entry-way of Simpson’s house. OJ Simpson had stated that he’d previously cut his finger attempting to find a cell phone in his vehicle so those 8 blood drops could have come from that incident found just inside the gate. However, it doesn’t help the situation and only adds to the suspicion of there being no blood leading at a minimum of 160 feet towards where the glove was located near the middle of Simpson’s property behind Kato’s bungalow and from there coming back towards the front entry.
THE TEXAS FLIM-FLAM:
What it appears that Mark Fuhrman did does remind me of a $4.5 million dollar con by a friendly prankster attempting to fool me. He already knew what the winning numbers were in the Texas Lotto prior to purchasing the ticket he showed me the day afterward. Needless to say, it had me patting him on the back and congratulating him on his win until I checked on the winning numbers and found that he was not the one who had actually selected all six numbers correctly. My friend, the practical jokester, simply orchestrated the perception of his win, by knowing the results ahead of time and then orchestrating through actions what he wanted the public to subsequently believe by purchasing the popularly recognized Texas Lottery Ticket the day after the numbers came out. It appears that Detective Mark Fuhrman did something similar in regard to the crucial evidence linking Simpson to the murders; that being the bloody glove. Furthermore, there is the question of whether the prosecution attempted to conceal this alleged malfeasance.
When you examine Fuhrman’s testimony about this crucial evidence related to this glove found at Rockingham and it’s match found at the Bundy murder site you will find an abundance of contradictions in his testimony. Fuhrman appears to be flim-flamming the public, and the jury, with his testimony about when he discovered the first glove at the Bundy murder site where Simpson’s ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman were found murdered. Consider the fact that Fuhrman testifies that he first engaged the Los Angles Police Department photographer, Rolf Rokahr, to take the famous photo of him pointing at the twin glove at the Bundy murder site after 7:10 AM, and thus about an hour and a half after sunrise which was at 5:41 AM on June 13, 1994.
This would be in line with his testimony under direct examination by Deputy D.A. Marcia Clark of his being ordered by Detective Phil Vannatter to go back to the Bundy location and confirm that the glove there was a match to the glove he found at Simpson’s Rockingham residence.
Under Direct Examination by Prosecutor Marcia Clark on March 13, 1995, the following is Detective Mark Fuhrman’s testimony. Q: (Clark) ALL RIGHT. AFTER DETECTIVE LANGE AND DETECTIVE VANNATTER HAD THAT CONVERSATION, WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? A: (Fuhrman) THEREABOUTS SOMETIME DETECTIVE VANNATTER TOLD DETECTIVE PHILLIPS AND MYSELF TO GO BACK TO BUNDY TO LOOK AT THAT GLOVE THAT WE HAD SEEN ON BUNDY. Q: (Clark) AND FOR WHAT PURPOSE, SIR? A: (Fuhrman) TO SEE IF THERE WAS A SIMILARITY IF WE HAD A RIGHT AND A LEFT, SEE IF THE COLOR AND THE LEATHER AND THE LINING MATCHED. Q: (Clark) AND WHAT TIME WAS IT WHEN YOU WENT BACK TO BUNDY? A: (Fuhrman) I BELIEVE ABOUT 7:00 IN THE MORNING, MAYBE A LITTLE LATER. Q: (Clark) AND WHEN YOU WENT BACK TO BUNDY, WHAT DID YOU DO?A: (Fuhrman) DETECTIVE PHILLIPS INSTRUCTED ME TO GET A PHOTOGRAPHER. I DID. WE WALKED DOWN DOROTHY, ENTERED THE ALLEY AND CAME IN THROUGH THE REAR OF THE RESIDENCE. Q: (Clark) ALL RIGHT, SIR. WHEN DETECTIVE PHILLIPS ASKED YOU TO GO AND GET A PHOTOGRAPHER, DID YOU DO THAT? A: (Fuhrman) YES, I DID. Q: (Clark) AND WHAT WAS THE PURPOSE OF THAT? A: (Fuhrman) TO PHOTOGRAPH THE GLOVE IN ITS ORIGINAL POSITION, AND IF I NEEDED TO MOVE IT TO INSPECT IT ANY FURTHER, WE COULD — IN OTHER WORDS, PHOTO IT AS WE ORIGINALLY FOUND IT. Q: (Clark) OKAY. AND WAS THERE SOMEONE ELSE PRESENT WHEN YOU DID THAT?A: (Fuhrman) YES. Q: (Clark) WHO? A: (Fuhrman) THE PHOTOGRAPHER. I BELIEVE HE WAS MR. ROKAHR. Q: (Clark) AND WHO IS IN THE PHOTOGRAPH, SIR? A: (Fuhrman) THAT IS VICTIM BROWN AND MYSELF. Q: (Clark) AND ARE YOU POINTING TO SOMETHING UNDERNEATH THAT BUSH?A: (Fuhrman) YES, I AM. Q: (Clark) AND WHAT IS THAT? A: (Fuhrman) IT IS THE GLOVE ON BUNDY. Q: (Clark) AND IS THAT THE PHOTOGRAPH THAT YOU TOOK THE PHOTOGRAPHER OVER TO TAKE AT THE DIRECTION OF DETECTIVES VANNATTER AND PHILLIPS?A: (Fuhrman) YES. Q: (Clark) AFTER THAT PHOTOGRAPH WAS TAKEN, SIR, WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? A: (Fuhrman) I RETURNED TO THE ROCKINGHAM ADDRESS. Q: (Clark) FOR WHAT PURPOSE DID YOU RETURN TO THE ROCKINGHAM ADDRESS? A: (Fuhrman) TO INFORM THE DETECTIVES WHAT I SAW AT BUNDY.
Furthermore, this is what Fuhrman says about LAPD Photographer Rolf Rokahr during his testimony.
Fuhrman’s testimony during the Simpson Trial on March 13, 1995. Q: DO YOU KNOW A PHOTOGRAPHER NAMED ROKAHR?
A: YES, SIR.
Q: DID YOU SEE HIM ARRIVE ON THE SCENE AT 3:25 AM THAT DAY?
A: YES. I RECALL HE WAS THERE FAIRLY EARLY.
Q: WERE YOU — DID YOU OBSERVE HIM TAKING ANY PHOTOGRAPHS?
A: YES. I THINK HE WAS TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OF SOME OF THE CONVERSATIONS.
Q: OKAY. DID YOU GIVE HIM ANY DIRECTION WITH RESPECT TO PHOTOGRAPHS THAT NEEDED TO BE TAKEN?
A: NO, I DIDN’T.
Q: DID YOU HAVE ANY CONVERSATION WITH HIM AT ALL?
A: NO, I DON’T BELIEVE I DID.
Now below is Rolf Rokahr’s Testimony on September 05, 995 under direct examination by Simpson defense attorney Peter Neufeld.
NEUFELD: Okay. And when you met up with Mark Fuhrman at approximately 4:10 in the morning, sir, did Mark Fuhrman take you on another walk-through through the scene? ROKAHR:That is correct THE COURT: Mr. Rokahr, what happened when you met up with Detective Fuhrman?ROKAHR: Detective Fuhrman asked me to come around I believe it’s Dorothy Street to the back of the house to show me what we have as far as a crime scene is concerned and as far as evidence is concerned. NEUFELD: And at that time when he took you through, did he ask you to take a few pictures of something in particular? ROKAHR: By the time we arrived to the actual crime scene, he first of all pointed out–the bodies were obvious–where there is some evidence, and he asked me to photograph it. MR. NEUFELD: Now–I’m sorry. MR. NEUFELD: Did Detective Fuhrman instruct you to take any pictures of him pointing at objects of evidence? MR. ROKAHR: No, he didn’t. I requested him to point to the evidence. –I asked him to actually point out where the evidence is because it was rather dark in the green foliage there. MR. NEUFELD: Okay. And was the evidence that you requested him to point to the glove and the hat? MR. ROKAHR: That is correct. MR. NEUFELD: And that would be the glove and the hat at Bundy; is that correct? MR. ROKAHR: That is correct. MR. NEUFELD: And did you at that moment take pictures of Detective Fuhrman pointing at the glove and the hat? MR. ROKAHR: Yes, I did. MR. NEUFELD: And, sir, was one of the reasons that you asked Detective Fuhrman to point to the item is because it was nighttime and thus, the glove was difficult to see? MR. ROKAHR: That is correct NEUFELD: All right. So, sir, if, as you told me yesterday, that it was approximately 4:10 in the morning when you encountered Mr. Fuhrman at 875 Bundy at the time that he was having you take pictures of items of evidence that were in and about the green foliage, would that be sometime between 4:25 in the morning and 4:40 in the morning based on your estimate, sir? ROKAHR: I would say it’s fair. MR. NEUFELD: And, sir, if the sun raised that morning at 5:41 A.M., you would be able to tell the difference without being precise whether that photograph was a nighttime shot, shot perhaps an hour, hour and a half before sunrise and one shot an hour and a half after sunrise, wouldn’t you? MR. ROKAHR: I would like to think so.
It appears that Fuhrman knew that he had orchestrated the famous photo of him pointing at the leather glove at the murder site on Bundy while it was dark at around 4:30 AM before sunrise and certainly before he had gone to show other detectives, Vannatter and Lang, the way to Simpson’s Rockingham estate that morning around 5:00 AM. Thus, the hour to an hour and a quarter before daylight at 5:41 AM it was dark and a darkness that even Fuhrman talked about extensively while exploring the backside of Simpson’s property on Rockingham. There are several lies that Fuhrman told about this important find of the bloody gloves that firmly lead one to the conclusion that he planted that glove on Simpson’s property at Rockingham.
The book that was written by true crime author Stephen Singular which was suppressed by its publisher, Michael Viner of Dove Books in 1994 around 5 months after the murders occurred appears to provide the plausible method of how it Fuhrman accomplished this deception, LEGACY OF DECEPTION. Viner allegedly wanted Simpson to be convicted, however, LA County Deputy D.A., Chris Darden, talks about the virtually unknown Singular over 4 pages of his book In Contempt. It was one of the OMIG investigators and author, T.H. Johnson whose book PURSUIT OF EXHIBIT 35 in the OJ Simpson Murder Trial who brought Singular back to important prominence regarding the malfeasance in the Simpson case after contacting and encouraging him upon reading Singular’s book.