OJ Simpson’s famous house guest Kato Kaelin tells how OJ Simpson pressured him to provide an alibi for the murders of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman, and reveals what the jury was never told 20 years ago that would have changed the outcome of the infamous trial.
Ron Goldman was 25 and Nicole Brown Simpson was 35 when they were viciously stabbed to death in front of her condominium on North Bundy Drive. Ron was stabbed almost 60 times
Kato, whose real name is Brian Jerard, also revealed to Dateline, in an episode airing tonight, that OJ had tried to persuade him to provide an alibi.
Kato Kaelin was staying at OJ Simpson’s property on June 12, 1994, the night Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman were murdered, and said testifying at Simpson’s trial changed his life: ‘I was Kato the character. Still to this day I can’t believe some of the hate’ that was directed at me,’ Kato said.
To the shock of many, especially friends and family of the deceased, Simpson was sensationally acquitted of the two murders after a grueling eight-month, televised trial in 1995. Many now believe had the facts been properly given at the trial OJ Simpson would have been charged accordingly, for first degree murder.
Bloodbath: The pathway leading to Nicole’s door was a horror show of bloody footprints on June 12, 1994. Nicole’s body lay at the end of the walkway just below the steps to her door
Fred Goldman revealed that OJ’s ‘Dream Team’ lawyer, Robert Kardashian carried away evidence in a suitcase from the former footballer’s home the night his ex-wife Nicole Brown-Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman were viciously stabbed to death – and took the secret of where it is to his grave.
‘That evidence would have convicted “the killer”,’ he said, who to this day refuses to refer to the disgraced football player by name. Kardashian, the father of reality TV stars Kim, Khloe and Kourtney, died of esophageal cancer in 2003.
Witnesses whose claims appear to support Mr Goldman’s opinion of Simpson’s guilt have come forward this week – sharing for the first time information that the murder trial jury never heard.
One of those is Rob Kardashian’s former wife, Kris Jenner, who was one of Nicole Brown Simpson’s closest friends.
Kris Jenner: ‘She told me: ”Things are really bad between OJ and I and he’s going to kill me and he’s going to get away with it. You’ll watch and see what happens.” She knew exactly what was going to happen to her.’
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