In the wake of O.J. Simpson’s parole last week, CBS News has a story today titled “Who killed Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman?” Curiously, the story doesn’t attempt to answer that question. Instead, the entire premise of the story is that the investigation into the murders is officially still open in Los Angeles:
CBS News correspondent Jericka Duncan reports the case is still an open investigation for the Los Angeles Police Department.
A reported 13.5 million people tuned into Simpson’s parole hearing last week. That’s far fewer than the estimated 150 million people who watched his 1995 acquittal.
Still, it shows the O.J. obsession lives on, as well as the debate over who killed Nicole Brown and Goldman.
Does that mean this is really still a debate? One law professor tells CBS that the ‘open designation, “may simply mean that because O.J. was acquitted, and they’ve never found another murderer, there’s no reason to shut it down.” In other words, if it means anything it’s probably only that there are no other good suspects. And yet, CBS closes the piece by suggesting that the passage of time could make it hard to find the real killer:
Legal experts say there are plenty of challenges that go with investigating a crime that is more than 20 years old. Among them, the fact that prosecutors are dealing with decades-old evidence and memories.
Since CBS seems confused, I’ll just point out that the person who committed the murders is the person whose gloves, shoe prints, and blood were found at the scene of the crime. It’s the person who was found responsible for their deaths in a civil case. It’s the person who pretty much confessed to one of his closest friends. And it’s the person who wrote a book titled “If I did it” which even convinced one of the jurors in the case he did it, albeit far too late to matter. That person is O.J. Simpson.
When he was acquitted back in 1995, Simpson promised he would spend the rest of his life searching for the real killer. “”I will pursue as my primary goal in life, the killer or killer who slaughtered Nicole and Mr. Goldman,” O.J. said. Instead, he spent his time at the golf course and visiting lots of strip clubs. There’s a reason O.J. didn’t follow through on his promise. If everyone at CBS concentrates really hard they may be able to figure it out.
The CBS News video version of the story is set to autoplay so if you want to watch it you’ll need to click here.