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DALLAS – Celebrity private eye William Dear doesn't think O.J. Simpson got away with murder.
The real killer is the gridiron great's troubled oldest son, Jason Simpson, the Texas PI theorizes in his latest book, "O.J. Is Innocent and I Can Prove It", due in stores today.
Dear has spent 17 years deconstructing the murders of the retired football star's ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman on the night of June 12, 1994. O.J. Simpson was acquitted of the murders in 1995.
Digging through his prime suspect's trash and abandoned storage locker, Dear said a treasure trove of circumstantial evidence pointed him to O.J. Simpson's 41-year-old son, who was 24 at the time of the murders.
According to Dear, among the items he found in the locker were a hunting knife, owned by the “overlooked suspect,” that forensic experts believe is the murder weapon never found by investigators and photos of Jason wearing knit caps similar to one at the crime scene that failed to be linked to his dad.
The PI questions why his suspect was never interviewed by police nor his fingerprints or DNA compared to unidentified ones at the crime scene.
Jason battled with “intermittent rage disorder” and assaulted his girlfriend two months prior to the murders, Dear claims.
He also contends that Jason confesses to having a Jekyll-and-Hyde personality and heavy drug use and cryptically declares “that this is the year of the knife for me” in his diary.
Jason Simpson, a chef who lives in Miami, couldn’t be reached for comment. His phone was disconnected.