F. Lee Bailey: OJ's Innocent, and Here's Why

His defense lawyer publishes epic paper proving his point
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 15, 2011 7:32 AM CST
F. Lee Bailey: OJ's Innocent, and Here's Why
Lawyer F. Lee Bailey arrives at the 6th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 22, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – F. Lee Bailey says OJ Simpson is innocent—and if you don’t believe him, he has a 20,000-word document that backs up his claim. Bailey, a prominent member of the defense team that got Simpson acquitted, published the document—which he originally wrote as a book proposal, but the deal fell through—on his website Sunday. “It's time somebody put out the real facts of the case,” he tells the AP. The document reveals four witnesses, never called, who would have strengthened Simpson’s case.

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Those include an eyewitness, a forensic scientist, and experts on blood and battered women. Most notably, the witness may have seen the real killers: He claims to have seen a woman who looked like Nicole Simpson arguing with two men—not OJ Simpson—the night of the murders. Bailey, who believes the killers were after a drug debt and simply mistook the victims for their targets, says none of the four were called for fear of a mistrial being declared if the trial went on too long.
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