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1 The Simpson Crime Scene

2 Major Players

3 OJ

4 Nicole Brown

5 Ron Goldman

6 Johnnie Cochran

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18 AUTOPSY REPORT I performed an autopsy on the body ofBROWN-SIMPSON, NICOLE at the DEPARTMENT OF CORONER Los Angeles, California on June 14, HOURS From the anatomic findings and pertinent history, I ascribe the death to: MULTIPLE SHARP FORCE INJURIES Due To Or As a Consequence of Anatomical Summary: I. Incised wound of neck: A. Transection of left and right common carotid arteries. B. Incisions, left and right internal jugular veins C. Transection of thyrohyoid membrane, epiglottis, and hypopharynx. D. Incision into cervical spine, C3. II. Multiple stab wound of neck and scalp (total of seven). III. Multiple injuries of hands, including incised wound, ring finger of right hand (defense wound). IV. Scalp bruise, right parietal.

19 AUTOPSY REPORT I performed an autopsy on the body of GOLDMAN, RONALD at the DEPARTMENT OF CORONER Los Angeles, California on June 14, HOURS From the anatomic findings and pertinent history, I ascribe the death to: MULTIPLE SHARP FORCE INJURIES Due To Or As a Consequence of Anatomical Summary: 1. Sharp force wound of neck, left side, with transection of left internal jugular vein. 2. Multiple stab wounds of chest, abdomen, and left thigh: Penetrating stab wounds of chest and abdomen with right hemothorax and hemoperitoneum. 3. Multiple incised wounds of scalp, face, neck, chest and left hand (defense wound). 4. Multiple abrasions upper extremities and hands (defense wounds).

20 Murder Timeline June 12, 1994

21 Paula Barbieri, in videotaped testimony, said she left a message on Simpson's cellular telephone voice mail to break up with him on June 12, 1994, the day his ex-wife and her friend Ronald Goldman were killed. Barbieri, who began dating Simpson again in April 1994 after breaking off their romance in 1993, said her decision to end the relationship in 1994 did not result from an argument. She said she received three phone messages from him that day leaving her to believe that he had received her message. Simpson had testified he never received Barbieri's message. Under cross-examination, Barbieri said she could not be certain Simpson got her message.

22 2:30 p.m. In a conversation with "Kato" Kaelin, OJ tells Kaelin that he and Nicole aren't together

23 6:00 p.m. Nicole Brown Simpson and OJ Simpson leave their daughter, Sydney's, dance recital held at the Paul Revere Junior High School. They depart in separate vehicles as they had arrived. At home, OJ tells Kato that Nicole and a friend had been wearing very "tight" outfits, Im assuming he was referring to the black dress that Nicole was killed in.

24 8:30 p.m. Nicole's check totaling $ including tip, is cashed out on Nicole's American Express credit card, then exits the restaurant shortly after.

25 9:00 - Faye Resnick calls Nicole from a drug rehabilitation center
9:00 - Faye Resnick calls Nicole from a drug rehabilitation center. She says Nicole says she told Simpson: "Get away from us! Get out of my life. You're not welcome with this family anymore."

26 9:10 p.m. OJ and Kato go to McDonalds in OJ's Rolls Royce.

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28 9:37 - Nicole's mother, Juditha Brown, calls Mezzaluna to report leaving her glasses behind.

29 9:40: Juditha Brown called Nicole and told her about her eyeglasses
*9:40: Juditha Brown called Nicole and told her about her eyeglasses. She asked Nicole to pick them up in the morning.

30 Approximately 9:44: Nicole called the Mezzaluna Restaurant and spoke with Ron Goldman. Goldman agreed to drop Judith's eyeglasses off at Nicole's house on his way to meet his friends.

31 Approximately 9:50: Goldman left the Mezzaluna Restaurant.

32 10:00 p.m. - OJ removes the dome light from his Bronco then carefully places it under the passenger side seat. The time frame as to when OJ removed the dome light is known only to himself, but it's assumed that the light was removed before he left his residence in order to avoid detection or recognition. No one knows for certain when it was removed, only that the light was indeed removed, not replaced, found under the passenger side seat and it was in perfect working condition. Police often use this tactic when on stakeouts, to avoid detection.

33 10:03: Simpson called Paula Barbeiri using his cell phone
*10:03: Simpson called Paula Barbeiri using his cell phone. She does not answer her phone. He only reaches her answering machine.

34 10:00 - 10:15 - OJ drives the two miles to Nicole's Bundy residence
10: :15 - OJ drives the two miles to Nicole's Bundy residence. He proceeds to slit her throat nearly decapitating her. He stabs her in her neck, throat and chest. She was dead within minutes.

35 10:30 p.m. - Robert Heidstra, one of Nicole's neighbors, reports hearing a man's voice shouting, "Hey! Hey! Hey!." He also reported hearing another man respond, but could not distinguish exactly what was said.  10: :40 p.m. - We can only assume that the voice that Mr. Heidstra heard was that of Ron Goldman and the responding voice was that of OJ Simpson. Going on that assumption, you can place Ron's murder between this ten minute time frame. Ron more than likely walked upon OJ murdering Nicole, being the type of man he was, he would have tried to stop it. When OJ realized that someone else was there, not only did the rage take over (with the thought of this man there to see Nicole, not returning glasses, but for other reasons) but he also knew he couldn't let this man walk away alive.

36 Approximately 10:30, 10:35: Robert Heidstra heard Nicole's dog barking.

37 10:40 p.m. - Simpson flee's the murder scene leaving his size 12 Bruno Magli bloody shoe print behind. In his rush to get away from the scene and return home, he blows a red stop light nearly running into the side of Jill Shivleys van, a resident of the same Brentwood neighborhood. She states that she was positive it was OJ Simpson she was nearly hit by, because he stuck his head clearly out the window an shouted, "Get out of the way! Get out of the way!" 

38 Approximately 10:40: Heidstra saw Simpson's Bronco speed away from the crime scene.

39 Approximately 10:40: Jill Shively encountered Simpson's Bronco speeding with it's lights off. Shively made eye contact with the Bronco driver. She recognized and identified Simpson.

40 As she approached Bundy, the signal for her was green, but a white Bronco traveling with its lights out came from the south on Bundy into the intersection, and Shively had to make an emergency application of her brakes and swerve to the right to avoid a collision; the Bronco also swerved. The Bronco came to a stop on Bundy in the middle of the median width. It was unable to proceed because a 2-door light gray Nissan in the westbound lanes of San Vicente had also stopped, and was blocking his way. The man in the Bronco "started yelling at the guy in the Nissan to move his car." Thereupon began an "After you Alfonse" confusion between the drivers of the Bronco and the Nissan. Just as the Bronco tried to get around the front of the Nissan, it pulled forward. Then the Bronco backed up and tried to get around the back of the Nissan, and the Nissan backed up. After three of these false starts, the Bronco driver made a maneuver implying that he was going to drive up on the grassy median and completely outflank the Nissan, no matter what it did, but at that moment the Nissan drove away. The Bronco then proceeded north across San Vicente and disappeared up Bundy to the north. Shively testified, "He was going fast because you could hear like the engine was kind of zooming, 'Whoom, Whoom.' He was really moving." Shively estimates that the time the Bronco was in the intersection to be about a minute.     Of the Nissan driver, Shively told the Grand Jury, "He looked angry at first [before Simpson started yelling at him], but then he looked scared, because someone -- he was like a maniac, someone gone crazy or something..." During the time when he was angry, the Nissan driver did not show an inclination to move his car, but after he became frightened, he began the frantic, but initially unsuccessful, maneuvers to get out of the Bronco's way.     The following exchange then occurred:     CLARK: So, were you able to see the driver [of the Bronco] very clearly?     SHIVELY: I recognized him right away.     CLARK: And, who was he?     SHIVELY: I saw O. J. Simpson.

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42 Approximately 10:52: Kato Kaelin heard noises on the back wall of his room.

43 This photograph, Figure 13, taken from Simpson's video tape, "O. J
This photograph, Figure 13, taken from Simpson's video tape, "O.J. Simpson, The Interview" (1996) is courtesy of Dick Wagner.  Simpson is shown standing on the small path behind Kato Kaelin's room where Kaelin testified he heard noises on his wall.  Simpson is demonstrating that the noises Kaelin heard might have been from someone pounding on his back wall.  This is contradicted by what Kaelin testified to and is even disputed by Simpson's own defense team. Notice the top of the fence.  Some bent wires bend inwards.  These may very well have been caused by Simpson's weight when he put his foot on the top of that fence to scale it.

44 10:55: Allan Park saw Simpson enter the front door of his house
*10:55: Allan Park saw Simpson enter the front door of his house. Park sees lights go on in the house.

45 10:55 p.m. - A neighbor of Nicole's finds her Akita unattended with bloody paws, stomach and neck. He takes the dog home with him, not sure who he belongs to, he calls the police department. Another neighbor takes the dog home, but it remains agitated.

46 11:10 p. m. - Simpson exits the Rockingham house with 5 bags
11:10 p.m. - Simpson exits the Rockingham house with 5 bags. Kato helps load the bags into the limo. OJ hastily stops him as Kato is reaching for a moon shaped bag that he recalls is very full. Simpson tells Kato that he'll take care of that bag himself. 

47 12:10 a.m. - Nicole's dog leads her neighbor to the murder scene where he describes what he saw as "blood flowing like a river." 

48 5:15 a.m. - 5:30 a.m. - Detectives and police examine what would later be proven to be blood stains on Simpson's Bronco and blood stains leading away from the location. They attempt to contact the people in the house. When that fails they call Westec Security (Simpson's security people). Westec dispatches two cars to the location, they also give police the phone number into the location. After examining the blood and failed attempts to get any person on the phone inside the house, they determine that there may be an emergency situation and climb the fence. 

49 6:00 a.m. - OJ is contacted in Chicago and inform him of his wife's tragic death. Officer Lange notes the strange behavior of Simpson. At hearing of his wife's death Simpson exhibited an unusual demeanor. He reacted with what could only barely termed "mild shock". Detective Lange would later state his suspicions about OJ's demeanor. In over 20 years on the force, Lange had investigated well over 100 murders. The family of the victims would more usually than not, react with much more emotion than Simpson displayed. Along with the emotional out pouring, they would always asked the standard questions, who, what ,when, where and why. Simpson asked none of these questions but told officers he would return home. During this time, Kato tells police about the loud thumping he heard the night before and Det. Fuhrman walks down the path to investigate. Fuhrman goes no where else on the property and officers don't investigate any other area's of the estate. In the area behind Kato's bungalow, adjacent to the air conditioning unit, they find the now famous bloody glove, presumed, later proven, to match the glove left at the Bundy scene.  

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51 Now, let’s focus on the … Physical Evidence

52 PROSECUTION EVIDENCE BY ITEM NUMBER:
#1-- Blood on exterior of Bronco door #2-- Blood drop between Bronco and Simpson gate? #3 -- " (same) #4 -- Blood on Rockingham driveway #5 -- Blood on Rockingham driveway #6 -- Blood on Rockingham driveway #7 -- Blood on Rockingham driveway #8 -- Blood on Rockingham driveway #9 -- Glove found at Rockingham (right handed) #10 -- Blue plastic bag recovered from ground at Rockingham (from police report, it appears it was found somewhat near to bloody glove, on other side of chainlink fence.) #11 -- Rockingham Walkway #12 -- Blood in Rockingham foyer #13 -- Socks from floor of Simpson's bedroom #14 -- Blood in Rockingham bathroom #15 -- Airline ticket receipt #16 -- Baggage tag #17 -- Simpson's reference blood sample (vial) #18 -- Simpson's Reebok shoes confiscated from his home #19 -- Hairs and fibers removed from right-handed glove found at Rockingham #20 -- Bronco passenger door #21 -- Bronco driver door #22 -- Bronco driver door #23 -- Bronco driver door interior

53 #24 -- Swatch on Bronco instrument panel
#25 -- Driver side carpet fiber #26 -- Bronco driver floor #27 -- Plaid cap found on driver floor of Bronco #28 -- Swatch from Bronco driver seat #29 -- Swatch from Bronco steering wheel #30 -- " " " console #31 -- " " " console #32 -- Swatch from Bronco passenger backrest #33 -- Carpet from Bronco driver floor #34 -- Bronco driver side wall #35 -- Goldman's keys #36 -- Goldman's pager #37 -- Glove found at Bundy (left handed) #38 -- Blue knit cap, recovered by criminologist Andrea Mazzola #39 -- Envelope w/glasses #40 -- Goldman's ring, found under his body. Introduced on 3/7/95 with Det. Tom Lange. #41 -- Potential reference sample from Goldman. LAPD tested, but no results. Mentioned in Yamauchi testimony on #42 -- Pool of blood around Nicole Brown Simpson

54 driver door interior #24 -- Swatch on Bronco instrument panel #25 -- Driver side carpet fiber #26 -- Bronco driver floor #27 -- Plaid cap found on driver floor of Bronco #28 -- Swatch from Bronco driver seat #29 -- Swatch from Bronco steering wheel #30 -- " " " console #31 -- " " " console #32 -- Swatch from Bronco passenger backrest #33 -- Carpet from Bronco driver floor #34 -- Bronco driver side wall #35 -- Goldman's keys #36 -- Goldman's pager #37 -- Glove found at Bundy (left handed) #38 -- Blue knit cap, recovered by criminologist Andrea Mazzola #39 -- Envelope w/glasses #40 -- Goldman's ring, found under his body. Introduced on 3/7/95 with Det. Tom Lange. #41 -- Potential reference sample from Goldman. LAPD tested, but no results. Mentioned in Yamauchi testimony on #42 -- Pool of blood around Nicole Brown Simpson #43

55 Simpson trial: The DNA Evidence
A list of the 45 bloodstains introduced at trial, with their DNA evidence.  (Two types of DNA tests were used, RFLP* and PCR**.  RFLP tests are more precise, but require much more DNA.  PCR tests are used when only small amounts of DNA are present.)  Identification Key: OJS = O.J. Simpson, NBS = Nicole Brown Simpson, RG = Ronald Goldman LOCATION OF STAIN NO. OF TESTED LOCI RFLP NO. OF TESTED LOCI PCR NOT EXCLUDED*** ROCKINGHAM PROPERTY  Rockingham trail (item 6) 2 OJS Rockingham trail (item 7) 5 Rockingham foyer 6 Rockingham master bathroom floor 1

56 BUNDY CRIME SCENE Blood pool by Nicole Brown Simpson0 1 NBS Blood drop by Nicole Brown Simpson0 7 OJS Bundy walk blood drop (item 48)0 Bundy walk blood drop (item 49)0 6 Bundy walk blood drop (item 50)0 Bundy walk blood drop (item 52)5 Shoe impression0 5 Blood drop on Goldman boot5 NBS & RG Brown Simpson's fingernails0 Back gate (item 115)0 2 Back gate (item 116)0 Back gate (item 117)0

57 BUNDY CRIME SCENE Blood pool by Nicole Brown Simpson0 1 NBS Blood drop by Nicole Brown Simpson0 7 OJS Bundy walk blood drop (item 48)0 Bundy walk blood drop (item 49)0 6 Bundy walk blood drop (item 50)0 Bundy walk blood drop (item 52)5 Shoe impression0 5 Blood drop on Goldman boot5 NBS & RG Brown Simpson's fingernails0 Back gate (item 115)0 2 Back gate (item 116)0 Back gate (item 117)0

58 Rockingham Socks Ankle14 7 NBS Near ankle (item 42-B1)0 2 Near ankle (item 42-B2)0 Upper sock/ opposite side0 OJS Upper sock/ same side9 Upper toe0

59 Simpson's Bronco Driver door interior 0 1 OJS Instrument panel0 Driver side carpet0 Steering wheel0 6 OJS & NBS Center console (item 30)0 2 Center console (item 31)0 Driver side wall0 NBS Center console (combination of 3 below)4 * Center console (item 303)* Center console (item 304)* Center console (item 305)*   45 Total blood stains tested

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65 I have also shown the (Nicole's) master bedroom as "C," the kitchen as "D," and the children's bedrooms as "E." This was somewhat surprising to me since I had thought the children's rooms were near the front of the condo, and Nicole's was at the back. I also see that there is only one window in the vicinity of the children's rooms and that appears to be a kind that might not be openable. So, the children (and the dog, if he were sleeping with them, as was his custom) would be very isolated from sounds on the front walk, a story below, and hundred feet away, and around several corners.

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72 HEMORRHAGE PHASE PROBLEM: Flow rate, R, at the beginning of a time interval from t1 to t2 is 1.0 pint per minute. Flow rate at end of the interval is 0.4 pints per minute. During the interval, a total quantity (Q) of 4.7 pints flows. What is the length of the interval, t1 to t2, in minutes? Assume that the flow rate decreases with time in an exponential fashion (e-x). Flow Rate, R… The equation for flow rate as a function of time and its initial value are… R = e-at ; When t = 0, e-at = 1 (Regardless of a, at = 0, and e0 = 1.) The flow rates at the beginning and end of the period are postulated… R1 = 1.0 pints/min. (t1 = start of hemorrhage phase) R2 = 0.4 pints/min. (t2 = end of hemorrhage phase) Evaluating the exponential at the end of the interval gives a value for at2… At t = t2, e-at = 0.4 ; at2 = (from table of the exponential function) (1) Total Quantity, Q… The total quantity is the area under the rate curve, or the integral of [Rate * (differential of time)]… Q =  R dt =  e-at dt = (-1/a) * e-at (2) The total quantity at the beginning and end of the process are stipulated… Q1 = 0 pints Q2 = 4.7 pints Taking a definite integral between the end point times… t2 Q2 =  e-at dt = (-1/a) * e-at2 - (-1/a) (3) .0 Rearranging and applying the value for e-at2 from equation (1)… Q2 = (1/a) * ( 1 - e-at2) = (1/a) * ( ) = 0.6/a (4) Rearranging again and solving for a… a = 0.6/Q2 = 0.6/4.7 = (5) Using the value of at2 from equation (1)… at2 = 0.92 (6) Finally, solving for t2… t2 = 0.92/a = 0.92/0.128 = 7.19 minutes (7) RELIABILITY: Although 7.2 minutes from throat slitting to death is the result of this analysis, it is recognized that arbitrary assumptions were made, and the actual value is probably different than this. However, assumptions were made in the direction of high flow rates (and short times to death). As a result, it is believed that the actual time to death is in the range of 5 to 15 minutes. The nominal time of 7.2 minutes is portrayed in the article.

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74 You say that it was during the time that Simpson was behind Goldman, Simpson’s left arm around Goldman’s neck, restraining him and preventing him from screaming, and Simpson had the knife in his right hand, attacking the left side of Goldman’s head and neck. At this time, you say, Goldman, in his struggle to escape his fate, pulled the glove off Simpson’s left hand and discarded it, thereby allowing it to be found under the agapanthus plant by the police later.

75 Critical pieces of evidence in the Simpson trial are a pair of bloody gloves. The left-handed glove was found outside the residence of Nicole Brown Simpson, and the right-handed glove was recovered from O.J. Simpson's estate. During the June 15, 1995 court session, Simpson put on the gloves and they appeared to be too small. The prosecution contends that the gloves, once drenched in blood, have shrunk. The defense believes that if the glove doesn't fit, Simpson is not the killer.

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79 At one point during the trial on June 15, 1995, Cochran goaded assistant prosecutor Christopher Darden into asking Simpson to put on a leather glove that was found at the scene of the crime. The prosecution had earlier decided against asking Simpson to try on the gloves because the glove had been soaked in blood, mangled during scientific investigation of it and frozen and unfrozen several times. Darden was advised by Clark and other prosecutors superior to him in the office not to ask Simpson to try on the glove, but instead, to argue through experts that the glove, in better condition, would fit. Instead, Darden made the decision on his own initiative to have Simpson try on the glove.

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This photograph, Figure 13, taken from Simpson's video tape, "O.J. Simpson, The Interview" (1996) is courtesy of Dick Wagner.  Simpson is shown standing on the small path behind Kato Kaelin's room where Kaelin testified he heard noises on his wall.  Simpson is demonstrating that the noises Kaelin heard might have been from someone pounding on his back wall.  This is contradicted by what Kaelin testified to and is even disputed by Simpson's own defense team. Notice the top of the fence.  Some bent wires bend inwards.  These may very well have been caused by Simpson's weight when he put his foot on the top of that fence to scale it.

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93 Trace evidence was found from Simpson's white Bronco.
Blue knit hat found at Bundy A number of hairs from the Akita dog 12 hairs matching the defendant (naturally shed, not "ripped.") (Ten came from inside the cap, two from outside.) Several fibers consistent with Ron Goldman's shirt 1 cashmere fiber which was consistent with the lining of the gloves 1 "Unusual" x-shaped fiber consistent with the Bronco carpeting. The Glove found at Rockingham "Several" hairs (3 to 4) from Nicole Brown - 1 had blood on it. 3 hairs from Ron Goldman ("ripped" or "torn") fibers consistent with Ron Goldman's shirt "A number" of fur hairs from the Akita dog fibers consistent with Ron Goldman's jeans 1 "Unusual" x-shaped fiber consistent with the Bronco carpeting. Blue-black cotton fibers (the defendant supposedly wore blue-black clothing)

94 One of these thirty pictures of Simpson wearing the Bruno Magli shoes, had even been printed in the Buffalo Bills newsletter seven months before the murders. The same make, style and size shoes that Simpson swore he never owned or wore.

95 1.  The 9-1-1 call and the history of Simpson's violence directed at Nicole Brown.
2.  Hair evidence: (1) hairs consistent with that of Simpson found on cap at Bundy residence, (2) hairs consistent with that of Simpson found on Ron Goldman's shirt. 3.  Fiber evidence: (1) cotton fibers consistent with the carpet in the Bronco found on glove at Rockingham, (2) fibers consistent with the carpet from the Bronco found on cap at Bundy residence. 4.  Blood evidence: (1) killer dropped blood near shoe prints at Bundy, (2) blood dropped at Bundy was of same type as Simpson's (about 0.5% of population would match), (3) Simpson had fresh cuts on left hand on day after murder, (4) blood found in Bronco, (5) blood found in foyer and master bedroom of Simpson home, (5) blood found on Simpson's driveway, (6) blood on socks in OJ's home matched Nicole's. 5.  Glove evidence: (1) left glove found at Bundy and right glove found at Simpson residence are Aris Light gloves, size XL, (2) Nicole Brown bought pair of Aris Light XL gloves in 1990 at Bloomingdale's, (3) Simpson wore Aris Light gloves from 1990 to June, 1994. 6.  Shoe evidence:  (1) shoe prints found at Bundy were from a size 12 Bruno Magli shoe, (2) bloody shoe impression on Bronco carpet is consistent with a Magli shoe, (3) Simpson wore a size 12 shoe. 7. Other evidence: (1) flight in Bronco, (2) strange reaction to phone call informing him of Nicole Brown's death, etc.

96 1. Simpson did not testify at his criminal trial
1. Simpson did not testify at his criminal trial.  Defense attorneys will almost always call as a witness an articulate client that they believe to be innocent. 2.  Subsequent to the trial defense attorneys talking about the trial have been careful to say "the jury did the right thing," while not stating that Simpson was in fact innocent. 3.  Subsequent to the trial, Simpson has devoted no real effort to tracking down the "real killer," nor has any significant evidence surfaced suggesting that the killer was anyone other than Simpson. 4.  The jury was not allowed to hear testimony concerning Simpson's rumored jailhouse confession to Rosie Grier. 5.  Subsequent to the criminal trial other evidence of Simpson's guilt surfaced.  The most significant of the new evidence may have been photographs of Simpson wearing Bruno Magli shoes.  The new evidence, together with much of the evidence considered in the criminal trial, convinced a civil jury that Simpson murdered Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman. 6.  In his 2007 book, If I Did It, Simpson (for all intents and purposes) confessed.  The book describes in detail events leading up to the moment of the murders.


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