TAMPA, Fla. — In the late 1990s and into the early 2000s, Norman Pardo was part of O.J. Simpson’s inner circle.
From his first meeting in 1999, Pardo says he began collecting evidence for his “quest to find the truth.”
Pardo, who now lives in Pasco County, Florida, is releasing a documentary on the 24th anniversary of Simpson’s not-guilty verdict in the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
The documentary "Who Killed Nicole" runs nearly two hours. It is a mix of old videos of Simpson, interviews with Pardo, documents, dramatic music and interviews with so-called confidential informants whose identities are unknown.
The focus of the documentary is a man currently on Florida’s death row, Glen Rogers. Pardo claims Rogers was living in Los Angeles under the alias of a man he murdered named James Peters. Using this fake identity, Pardo claims the serial killer was able to get close to Nicole Brown Simpson as a painter working in her home.
“The guy who confessed to doing it was Glen Rogers, he is in Raiford prison right now,” Pardo said.
According to inmate records through the Florida Department of Corrections, Rogers is on death row following a conviction for a murder in Hillsborough County.
Pardo’s documentary is not the first to suggest Rogers committed the murders. A 2012 documentary produced by Investigative Discovery interviewed Rogers’ brother, Clay, who claimed in interviews his brother was responsible for the 1994 murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
“This isn’t really that much about O.J. as much as it’s about me finding closure with some other people that died that had no reason to die,” Pardo said. “This guy Glen Rogers claimed to have killed 70 people.”
Pardo says all of the evidence tying Rogers to the Simpson case is sealed.
He says he didn’t set out 20 years ago to make a movie about Simpson. He just wanted to find the truth.
“If they don’t believe it, they don’t believe it. If they believe it, they believe it. It doesn’t matter to me,” Pardo said. “They need to see all of the documents and decide for themselves, could this have happened this way?"
You can watch the documentary on Pardo's website, whokillednicole.com.
This story was originally published by Michael Paluska on WFTS.