Air Date: October 11, 2010

1995 changes former LAPD Detective Mark Futhrman’s life. The trial involved the murders of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman. Former football star O.J. Simpson was at the heart of the trial because he was suspected of killing his ex-wife and her friend (Ronald.)

Right out of the gate Former LAPD Detective Mark Futhrman, says if he had to do it over again he would not have picked up the phone on June 13th, 1994 when his phone rang at 1:05 AM. He tells Oprah, “Nobody was worth it. Nobody was worth it.”

After the trial Mark says he lived in Idaho and started learning electrical work from a friend.

Coming back from the first commercial break Oprah says she often has dreams of interviewing OJ Simpson and him confessing to her (the audiences laughs as Oprah eyes the camera.) She ask Furhrman if he has dreams and he replies with “no.”

Oprah asks what would have you said to O.J.?

  1. “I know you didn’t mean to kill two people. And you didn’t go there for that and that wasn’t first degree murder.”
  2. “Talk to me.” Because nobody’s given you a chance to say exactly how it has happened and how you got caught up in it.”

According to Mark there was evidence never used in the trial bubble gum with 3 morals or the bloody thumb print found on the gate.

Today O.J. is serving out his robbery conviction which is a separate incident. Read more here.

Books on the subject:

  1. The Run of His Life : The People versus O. J. Simpson by Godoff
  2. American Tragedy by Lawrence Schiller
  3. A Problem of Evidence: How the Prosecution Freed O.J. Simpson by Joseph Bosco
  4. Outrage: The Five Reasons Why O.J. Simpson Got Away With Murder by Vincent Bugliosi
  5. The Prosecution Responds: An O.J. Simpson Trial Prosecutor Reveals What Really Happened by Hank M. Goldberg
  6. In Contempt by Jess Walter
  7. Reasonable Doubts: The Criminal Justice System and the O.J. Simpson Case by Alan M. Dershowitz
  8. Without a Doubt by Teresa Carpenter
  9. O.J. the Last Word by Gerry Spence
  10. Murder in Brentwood by Mark Fuhrman
  11. Evidence Dismissed by Tom Lange
  12. The Confession of O. J. Simpson by David Bender
  13. Madam Foreman : A Rush to Judgement? by Armanda Cooley
  14. His Name Is Ron: Our Search for Justice by GoldmanFamily
  15. I Want to Tell You: My Response to Your Letters, Your Messages, Your Questions by O. J. Simpson