Prosecutor Chris Darden is not only convinced that O.J. Simpson murdered his ex-wife Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman – he claims he knows just how The Juice did it!
In his riveting new book, In Contempt, Darden defiantly recreates the events of that June night two years ago in haunting detail based on the overwhelming evidence collected by the prosecution – but ignored by the jury.
Among the most damning pieces of proof, he believes, are the shocking crime scene photos, which told the dedicated prosecutor about the motive for murder.
“To murder someone with a knife,” he says, “is to make the killing personal. It was as if the man who did this wanted her to know it was him.”
The bloody images of Ron and Nicole continue to haunt Darden. “I could see exactly how it happened,” Darden writes. “Every time I see it, I want to tell him I can see inside his heart and I know what happened.”
“…. You grabbed her by the hair and pulled her hair back, put the knife to her throat, and drew it back toward yourself, cutting all the way to her spine. You damn near cut her head off. It was freeing and painful at the same time wasn’t it?
“But it wasn’t quite like your dreams. It was messier and harder. At night – when your lawyers aren’t around t convince the world that you didn’t do it – I’ll bet you ache a little bit.”
While Darden says he has no hatred for Simpson, he does admit that he wished the disgraced gridiron great had killed himself during the infamous Bronco chase. “That would probably have been the honorable thing to do,” Darden says.
Globe Magazine (April 2 1996)