One of the biggest and most confusing loose ends in the Simpson trial has always been Charlie. According to Simpson, on the night his ex-wife and the Mezzaluna waiter were murdered, he was hanging out with a person named Charlie. Simpson started to open up about Charlie while he was explaining how the murders could have hypothetically happened:
“This guy Charlie shows up, a guy who I recently became friends with. And I don’t know why he went by Nicole’s house, but he told me, ‘You wouldn’t believe what’s going on over there.’ And I remember thinking whatever’s going on over there, it’s gotta stop,” Simpson said in the interview.
During his hypothetical account of what happened that night, Simpson claims he and Charlie confronted Nicole and Goldman. After Goldman allegedly became aggressive, Charlie followed him into the house. “At that time, I think Charlie had followed this guy in, to make sure there was no problem, and he brought in the knife,” Simpson said. “I took the knife from Charlie, and to be honest, after that, I don’t remember, except I’m standing there and there’s all kinda stuff around. Blood and stuff.”
Though the handling of evidence in the Simpson case has been criticized, the case never had a lack of evidence. In all of that evidence and with so many people involved, a person who could conceivably be Charlie has never surfaced. “There’s no evidence that emerged from police for the prosecution at either trial of the existence of a Charlie,” Wrong said. “There are a number of sets of footprints, there was not an extra set for a Charlie.”
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