West Linn man involved in Simpson case weighs in

Rod Englert worked on OJ Simpson's 1995 case

Rod Englert, a crime reconstructionst who worked on the OJ Simpson murder case in 1995, lives in West Linn. July 20, 2017 (KOIN)
Rod Englert, a crime reconstructionst who worked on the OJ Simpson murder case in 1995, lives in West Linn. July 20, 2017 (KOIN)


PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — After nine years in prison for robbery in Nevada, OJ Simpson will soon be a free man following a unanimous decision by the Nevada parole board.

Rod Englert, a crime reconstructionst who worked on the OJ Simpson murder case in 1995, lives in West Linn. July 20, 2017 (KOIN)
Rod Englert, a crime reconstructionst who worked on the OJ Simpson murder case in 1995, lives in West Linn. July 20, 2017 (KOIN)

Longtime crime scene reconstructionist Rod Englert, who lives in West Linn, worked on the original case when Simpson was found not guilty for the murders of his ex-wife and her friend Ron Goldman.

Englert watched Simpon’s parole hearing on July 20 with great curiosity.

“I think he’s very narcissistic. I think he has a temper. I think he has a very difficult time controlling that temper,” Englert said. “I wouldn’t be surprised if he falls into the depths of some trouble again in the future.”

OJ Simpson at a parole hearing in Nevada, July 20, 2017 (CBSN)
OJ Simpson at a parole hearing in Nevada, July 20, 2017 (CBSN)

What the 70-year-old Simpson will do now is unclear, but his story continues to capture the nation’s interest.

“He’s a good football player who was well-liked, but he was a narcissistic football player with a huge ego that believes his own lies,” Englert said.

Simpson could be released from prison as early as October 1. While he was found not guilty in his criminal trial, he was found liable for the deaths in civil court and was ordered to pay $33.5 million to the family of the victims.