Kato and the Three Thumps

"OJ Simpson: Fact or Fiction?" Episode 2

During her closing argument in California v. Simpson, Marcia Clark made two claims which have gone on to propagated as fact: the three thumps that Kato Kaelin heard occurred at 10:52PM and the area behind Kaelin’s bungalow is a “narrow, little pathway.”

 

O.J. Simpson: Fact or Fiction?

Episode Two: The Three Thumps

 

The second episode of O.J. Simpson: Fact or Fiction, a weekly episodic series of mini-documentaries which shines a light on widespread misconceptions of various aspects of the O.J. Simpson saga, focuses on the infamous three thumps that Kato Kaelin heard on the night of June 12, 1994.

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Brian Gerard “Kato” Kaelin

 

 

Episode two specifically examines the validity of two claims made by prosecutor Marcia Clark during her closing argument in California v. Simpson:  Kato Kaelin heard the three thumps at 10:52PM on June 12, 1994 and the area behind Mr. Kaelin’s bungalow is a “narrow, little pathway.”  Both of these claims by Clark have been propagated as fact ever since.

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Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Marcia Clark

 

One of the most misunderstood aspects of the events that are alleged to have occurred at 360 N. Rockingham Avenue is the layout of O.J. Simpson’s estate – where people and things were located, what they would have seen and heard from those locations and the distances between the various locations.  Episode two allows the viewer to fully understand important aspects of O.J. Simpson’s estate including the back pathway where Detective Mark Fuhrman “found” the infamous bloody glove.

 

 

Furthermore, the visual tour of the back pathway area will allow the viewer to judge for themselves the viability of the prosecution’s theory that after the murders the killer(s) was running down that back pathway, presumably to enter Mr. Simpson’s home through the back door, but was obstructed by the air conditioner unit in the window of Kato Kaelin’s bungalow and, with no other options, the killer(s) were forced to turn around and enter Mr. Simpson’s home through the front door.

 

We hope you enjoy episode two of O.J. Simpson: Fact or Fiction?

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