Friday, October 7, 2016

the last book I ever read (The Run of His Life: The People vs. O. J. Simpson, excerpt five)

from The Run of His Life: The People vs. O. J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin:

Simpson had indeed caught the first available flight from Chicago to Los Angeles, and he made his way home at about 12:10 p.m. Curiously for a man who had been told only that his ex-wife had been killed, not necessarily murdered, Simpson had telephoned from his hotel room in Chicago to arrange for a criminal defense attorney to meet him upon his return home. That was Howard Weitzman, who represented him so successfully in his abuse case. So Weitzman—as well as Simpson’s longtime secretary, Cathy Randa; his business lawyer, Skip Taft; and an old friend, Robert Kardashian—were waiting for Simpson on the sidewalk when he arrived at his house. Under the watchful eye of several news cameras, Simpson left his bags with Kardashian and hurried up to the front door. At that point, Weitzman, Randa, and Kardashian were not allowed on the property. Simpson was escorted to the front door by Detective Brad Roberts, Mark Fuhrman’s partner, who was assisting in the search of the house.

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