True crime and trial opinions from a layman's perspective
From the chapter, On To Rockingham:
At the same exact time over on Rockingham, O.J. wasn’t answering his buzzer. We’re going to pick up the evidence trail right here, leaving San Vicente on June 12th, 1994 at 22:50. From there to Rockingham Avenue it’s approximately a two to three minute drive if you’re hauling ass.
While the Bronco is speeding home Allan Park, an inexperienced limo driver, is waiting outside O.J.’s Rockingham residence. Pay attention to the following facts, because 477 days later [68 weeks and 1 day] the jury would review only one item of evidence – Allan Park’s testimony.
On June 12, 1994, Park had worked for Town and Country Limousine for only three months, having been hired by the owner, Dale St. John, who lived across the street. Being in Southern California, Park had already driven several celebrities, including Garth Brooks, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Faye Dunaway. But when St. John told him to pick up Simpson — the Hall of Fame football player-turned-actor and sports commenter — Park was especially interested. “Of all the people I had driven, I was the most excited about driving him,” Park said. “Just because I’m a big sports fan — I love football. He was an incredible running back.”…Park was supposed to have driven Simpson a couple of previous times, but those trips fell through…
Now at least five minutes must go by between Shively seeing a man in a white Bronco and Park seeing the lights going on at Rockingham. Half a minute to a minute of that time is spent playing dodgems but going nowhere, two to three minutes are spent getting the Bronco to Rockingham, and another two to three minutes is spent…waiting for the right moment to sneak back inside.
What happens in those six or seven minutes after Shively sees the Bronco is critical to the evidence trail in this trial. Let’s start following the evidence trail at….
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