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17 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Find out what the media & the lawyers didn't tell us.
"Killing Time" asks significant questions and puts in place every possible and impossible scenario in the Brown-Simpson/Goldman murders. There is more anaylsis in these 294 pages than the entire mainstream (and most of the "progressive") media sources. If Freed and/or Briggs had a least a much media airtime as Denise Brown or Mark Furman did, I think...
Published on April 20, 1997

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52 of 76 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars If the Glove doesn't fit...blah, blah, blah.
The only book I read after the OJ trial was Chris Darden's In Contempt. After reading it, I was convinced OJ was the killer, though I'd never doubted it. Then along came this book and for lack of anything to read, I picked it up recently at my library. The front boasts, "The First Full Investigation". This book is nothing but ridiculous junk. Like another reviewer...
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17 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Find out what the media & the lawyers didn't tell us., April 20, 1997
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This review is from: Killing Time: The First Full Investigation into the Unsolved Murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman (Hardcover)
"Killing Time" asks significant questions and puts in place every possible and impossible scenario in the Brown-Simpson/Goldman murders. There is more anaylsis in these 294 pages than the entire mainstream (and most of the "progressive") media sources. If Freed and/or Briggs had a least a much media airtime as Denise Brown or Mark Furman did, I think then maybe you might see a few people wake up to what really happened. Since you won't get that from our 1-sided press then read this book
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Independent Review of the Facts, May 12, 2014
Killing Time

Donald Freed is a historian, dramatist, and novelist. Raymond P. Briggs is a visual and cognitive scientist. Most of the books on this double murder were written by those who were involved with the trial. This is the first book with an outside and objective viewpoint. It contains the Autopsy Reports (but most would not understand the medical terms). The `Acknowledgments' thank all those who helped. The `Prologue' has a time-line for the events from June 1994 to October 1995. Technology affects political questions (the Zapruder film, the Pentagon Papers, the Watergate Tapes, the Rodney King Videotape).

Chapter 1has the Prosecution's case, their story of the crime. Could a barking dog time an event? [No, dogs can't testify in court.] The Prosecution could not find an expert in the field of spousal abuse to testify for them (p.40). There was no proof that OJ ever owned a pair of Bruno Magli shoes. Witnesses contradicted the time of the murders (p.54). Chapter 2 has the Defense's arguments to challenge the Prosecution and suggest reasonable doubt (p.59). The Defense time-line is on pages 60 to 62. Many fingerprints at the murder scene did not match OJ (p.66). Neither did some blood samples. The Contested Evidence is listed on pages 69 to 72. The EDTA found on the socks and gate suggest evidence planted from the blood sample. The various time-lines are listed on pages 70 to 83, along with their problems. Bot the prosecution and defense claimed the murders occurred at 10:30 to 10:45pm! The limo driver saw no activity at OJ's compound at this time so it provides an alibi (p.85). "The gloves didn't fit" (p.89), they had Caucasian limb hair inside. The so-called "educated and professional classes" believed in the shoddy DNA evidence (p.90)! The limo driver's presence provided an alibi for OJ (p.104). If there is "something wrong" with the Prosecution and Defense scenarios then there must be another explanation (p.109).

Chapter 3 discusses alternate scenarios. The Prosecution's claims were not supported by missing evidence (p.110). Was there a "second man"? There is Unexplained Evidence (pp.127-131). The witnesses near Bundy gave testimony that excluded OJ as the murderer (p.133). Were there two killers (p.138)? Were drugs the cause of the murder (Chapter 4)? Was someone stalking Nicole (p.146)? Was there a threat to Ron (p.149)? Were drugs involved (p.151)? Was organized crime involved (p.166)? Chapter 5 discusses other killers, such as serial killer Glen Rogers (p.175). Were there two killers (p.177)? The failure to call the coroner prevented a better estimate of time of death (p.189). Chapter 6 discusses Mark Fuhrman's history. He found a moist-looking bloody glove at 6:06am (p.211) and had other activities (p.212). How did that one glove go from the murder scene to OJ's house? How did blood get into the Bronco (p.217)? [That Sherlock Holmes' case is "Silver Blaze" (p.219).] There is a short definition of the Black Dahlia Murder Case (p.222). The Singular manuscript contained information that could destroy the Prosecution's case (p.226). Chapter 7 says OJ was warned to "take Nicole and the children away" earlier (p.231). There are unanswered questions (p.232). What if Ron Goldman was the target and Nicole the innocent bystander (p.248)?

The Appendices cover ten subjects. The time-lines assume the murders occurred between 10pm and 11pm. This is not true. The blood of the victims would have been black and clotted when the bodies were found by the police at 12:15am. The red liquid blood suggests the murders took place about 11:30 to 11:40pm. A passing couple saw Nicole's body at 11:45. [The book "Forty Whacks" can tell you this, its about an older double murder.] Ron's height, weight, and age made him resemble Nicole's boy friend, another possible target. He went into hiding for months afterwards and was never questioned by the police or at the trial. [Page numbers refer to the hardcover edition.]
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Two Best OJ Simpson Books, November 2, 2013
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This review is from: Killing Time: The First Full Investigation into the Unsolved Murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman (Hardcover)
I have absolutely no complaint with this volume. This is some of the best coverage of the OJ Simpson case I have ever seen. If I had a gun to my head and HAD to be critical I would just say that they spend a little too much energy staying objective rather then just trying to make the case for OJ's innocence. They examine the evidence on both sides and it is Objective to a fault. For a more opinionated (but just as fantastic) take on the OJ Simpson case check out: When Prosecutors Attack!: OJ Simpson, Roderick Scott, George Zimmerman - Baseless Government Attacks and the Media That Lets It Happen

Most of that volume is spent addressing the OJ Simpson case but there is also great info on the George Zimmerman case and the lesser known case of Roderick Scott (known by some as the Black Zimmerman).
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52 of 76 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars If the Glove doesn't fit...blah, blah, blah., February 10, 2005
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This review is from: Killing Time: The First Full Investigation into the Unsolved Murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman (Hardcover)
The only book I read after the OJ trial was Chris Darden's In Contempt. After reading it, I was convinced OJ was the killer, though I'd never doubted it. Then along came this book and for lack of anything to read, I picked it up recently at my library. The front boasts, "The First Full Investigation". This book is nothing but ridiculous junk. Like another reviewer who thought this guy (the author) might have been on the jury, I thought Simpson probably paid him to write it. This entire waste of paper is about--put simply--everything the prosecution did wrong and how inept they all were and everything the defense did right and how brilliant they all were. All I read is how wrong, wrong, wrong the prosecution was. Well here's a newsflash. Neither Marcia Clark or Chris Darden witnessed the murders, therefore they cannot and never will be absolutely certain how everything went down there that night. The only one who knows that is the killer and I still believe, after reading this rubbish, that OJ is that person. This book was geared to steer guilt away from OJ and point it anywhere else but at him.

There is a line in the book that says, "Picture a killer with a knife in a struggle against 2 strong, fit victims and dangerous guard dog", with the author once again trying to steer OJ out of the crime. 1. The dog knew OJ. 2. It's pretty difficult to put up much of a fight when one, you've been whacked in the head and then two, your throat is slashed so viciously that both jugular veins are severed.

Then we're told that LAPD logged a 911 call at 10:30 and the caller asked if a double murder had been reported. The author explains, "Did someone--perhaps even OJ--pass by Bundy, see what happened and report it anonymously?" Portraying OJ as an innocent witness. Why couldn't OJ have had someone call because it was possible he was concerned about his children being there alone after he killed his wife and her friend? Is it possible he didn't want the kids to see the carnage he left behind? Why not that point of view? And if OJ had been the one behind the call, what kind of man would witness (if he's innocent like the author believes) a murder at the place his children reside, then go home, hop on a plane and head to Chicago? And aren't 911 calls immediately traceable?

A big deal was made about the bruises on Ron's knuckles while putting up a fight? Obviously, according to the book, he hit the killer several times. There were also scrapes on his knuckles, according to the autopsy report. So, instead of hitting someone that should be bruised in turn and OJ was not bruised so he can't be guilty--isn't it possible Ron's fists hit the pavement as he fell? The author keeps telling us about the bruised knuckles but fails to tell us there were also abrasions on those knuckles, which I don't believe would get there simply from punching someone. But the author doesn't speculate that the bruises could have occurred when he fell.

Then there is "Nicole & Ron - Amended Timeline"--So the author now would have us believe that Ron is in Nicole's house preparing to bathe, Nicole is out front talking to someone for almost a half hour when someone hears a woman's scream. The author assumes this is Nicole's scream, so I have to assume that Ron comes out to help her, right? Yes, according to the author. So before he comes back out of the house to assist her, he grabs the keys and the envelope with the glasses and runs to her assistance? Because those two things are photographed by his body. That idea is just nonsense.

Further into the book, the author says, "Let us for now eliminate Simpson as a suspect". You mean, he actually was a suspect somewhere in this garbage? The last few chapters of the book have Ron being the target, Faye Resnick being the target and OJ being the target. A professional hit? A professional hit done so sloppily? And if Ron were the target, why wasn't he killed at his apartment instead of outside Nicole's house? If OJ was the target, why is the man still alive today? If Resnick was the target, why is she still alive today? All the wasted pages of drugs and sex and mafia and the other mumbo jumbo is all speculation.

The "two killer timeline" is also a laugh. That Nicole would call Mezzaluna and ask Ron to come over at 9:42 if he is the man she is sleeping with and then "Nicole's date arrives" (another man) at 9:44. At 10:00, she's done with this date (?) and walks him out to the car, then goes back inside at 10:05 and 'in preparation for Goldman's arrival, she slips back into her dress'. WHAT? So now, the ruckus begins at 10:31 and continues until 10:45? An attack that lasts nearly 15 minutes, where supposedly Ron and Nicole are fighting viciously back and all we hear is one thing from Ron and one little scream from Nicole? I don't think so.

The book is an entire waste of paper. We don't know what exact time these two people were killed, although I'm guessing that it was very close to 10:03 when Nicole's watch stopped. But then, according to the author, OJ can't be the killer because he was making a cellphone call that noone answered at 10:03. Is it possible (???) that Nicole's watch could have been a minute or two off? Now there's an idea. OJ pulls up, makes the call to try to create a flimsy alibi, gets out of his bronco and proceeds to attack her? I'm guessing that Nicole was attacked first and was in the process of being killed by her psycho ex-husband when Ron came upon the attack, yelled, "Hey, hey, hey", tried to intervene and then he was killed? I don't believe one killer attacked both of them at once. Why didn't the author address the photograph that was produced after the trial of OJ wearing Bruno Magli shoes? The author portrays OJ as being the one who is stalked by Nicole. Give me a break. He admitted looking in her windows.

I realize my review is somewhat confusing, but so was this entire book. It threw a hundred different scenarios out at you and I think they were meant to confuse. None of them made any sense and I think Simpson is just as guilty today even after reading this junk.
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16 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Contains many assertions that should be explored further, April 28, 1999
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This review is from: Killing Time: The First Full Investigation into the Unsolved Murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman (Hardcover)
The authors bring up many obvious things wrong with the case, and they are seemingly the only ones doing so. I am disappointed to see that it is out of print, and I wonder why. Remember, the criminal jury was convinced of his innocence and it wasn't just because they were black. This book shows clearly the absurd nature of what has to be believed to think him guilty. For example, that he wouldn't have had more blood on him as a result of the terrific struggle, and how much of the evidence was gathered so late. And, how hard it is to think that he would have done that to his children's mother, leaving her out front for them to find, and how he wasn't really trying to escape. It is important to understand this case because it had great effect on the social and political climate.
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a rude awakening for some, August 7, 1999
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This review is from: Killing Time: The First Full Investigation into the Unsolved Murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman (Hardcover)
if this book had the publicity as all the other books written a lot of people would think differentely about who killed those two people that night. I thought mr Simpson was innocent before reading the book, now I am more convinced that someone else did it.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars REALLY Makes You Think Again If You THINK You Know About the Simpson Murders, December 30, 2008
This review is from: Killing Time: The First Full Investigation into the Unsolved Murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman (Hardcover)
I recently went back to this book after reading it a little when I first bought it four years ago. Well, like many folks out there, I thought I knew everything there was to know about the Simpson murders, but I soon realized this was not the case. True, much of this book is nothing more than mere conjecture regarding what really may or may not have transpired on June 12, 1994 in Brentwood. There are MANY many new facts that the authors claim that their investigative team has uncovered regarding the tragic events that befell Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ronald Lyle Goldman that fateful June night. Some of the theories or scenarios that are offered up in the form of meticulously detailed timelines, are downright bizarre or surprising, though somehow they seem believable. I have always wondered what happened to what would surely have been the blood drenched clothing worn by the killer, not to mention the knife or knives used. To this day, the facts that surround the case are still not known and many questions remain unanswered. I don't know that I buy every theory put forth by these very thoughtful authors, but boy, I sure have to wonder whether there really were two killers, or that the crimes were drug related. Believe me, once you read this book, you will think differently about some of this case's most perplexing aspects, than you did before. One has to wonder how many of the seemingly far-fetched elements and theories about who really may have murdered Nicole and Ron, could possibly have occurred. This is a must read for criminal law students like myself and aspiring lawyers; you'll never look at the Simpson murders the same way again!!
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12 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Killing Time: Questions yet unanswered, January 16, 1997
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This review is from: Killing Time: The First Full Investigation into the Unsolved Murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman (Hardcover)
Author Donald Freed ventures past the evening headlines to uncover
evidence and circumstances surrounding the Brentwood Murders in
Kiling Time: The First Full Investigation.

On the face of it, the media has not reported the entire
story surrounding the Bundy murders. Evidence indicating drug
use of many of the participants in the trial of the century, may
lead to revelations of possible motive other than the domestic
violence issue highlighted in the prosecution's defense during the
first trial.

The relationship between Columbia Pictures/Heidi Fleiss/ and the
participants in the trial is telling, and Killing Time begins
what could be a long journey to fact finding in this case.

The police may have got the right man, Mark Furman, the second
most trajic "patsy" in modern history. Only in a bizarre senario,
could we imagine the greatest defense attorney of all time, F. Lee
Bailey snaring his witness in perjured testimony.

Killing Time asks more questions than it answers, but is a light
in the darkness that has been the trial of the century.
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14 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars FREED MAY HAVE IT RIGHT, December 15, 1999
This review is from: Killing Time: The First Full Investigation into the Unsolved Murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman (Hardcover)
This is an important contribution to the Simpson case. It exposes the panic within the LAPD, and points clues to the identities of the real killers. This is a drug related double murder that was never properly investigated. The key to the case may lie with Joey Ippolito. He had numerous contact with Simpson and Cowlings, and may now be in the witness protection program.
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12 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars an eye opener, May 10, 1998
This review is from: Killing Time: The First Full Investigation into the Unsolved Murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman (Hardcover)
This was great reading that tried to review the facts without prejudice. This book need to have the air time as others that was so biased in its presentation. The chronological detail of the people and events were amazingly correct as time has shown. I believe this book if seriously reviewed will someday help to solve this great mystery.
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