The prosecution of O.J. Simpson for the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman is one of the defining moments of the 1990’s. The sensational details of the crime, the star-studded circus of the trial and its contested outcome still capture our imagination and have inspired two of the year’s most popular television series; FX’s dramatized The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story and the ESPN documentary O.J.: Made in America. However, what if O.J. really didn’t do it? Friday’s all-new episode of It Takes A Killer, airing at 9:30/8:30c, profiles “Casanova Killer” Glen Rogers, who left a trail of dead women from coast to coast in 1995 and claims he killed the footballer’s wife and her friend after he was hired by O.J. to break into Nicole’s Brentwood, California home to steal back a pair of diamond earrings.
Glen Edward Rogers was raised in abusive family in Hamilton, Ohio and developed a gregarious outgoing personality to compensate for his low IQ and insecurity. A drifter, he landed in California in the early ‘90s after possibly murdering his roommate Mark Peters, whose dead body was found on a property belonging to Rogers’ family in Kentucky. In Los Angeles he worked odd jobs including painting, and allegedly worked for the Simpsons. In September of 1995 he picked up Sandra Gallagher in a bar in Van Nuys, California, strangled her to death and set her and her car on fire. Thus began a two-month murder spree as Rogers killed red-headed women from Mississippi to Florida and landed him on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List. After his arrest he boasted of killing up to 70 people.
Glen Rogers currently sits on death row in Florida, where he was convicted for the murder of Tina Marie Cribbs. Since 2012 he has claimed he was the man behind the brutal stabbing deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. He claims O.J. Simpson hired him to steal back the diamond earrings with the caveat that he “may have to kill the bitch.” His story is corroborated by his brother Clay, who recalls him telling him at the time he was partying with the Simpsons and that he was going to “take her down.” The LAPD are “quite confident” they know who the real killer is, citing the extensive DNA evidence incriminating O.J. Simpson, but say they will investigate Rogers' claims. Prosecutors in Florida though think this is just a ruse by the Casanova Killer to further delay his eventual execution.
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