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Death Row Inmate Says He Killed Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman

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Glen Rogers, now an inmate on Death Row, says he was asked by O.J. Simpson to kill Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, according to a new documentary.

In the TV special "My Brother The Serial Killer," narrator and Rogers' sibling Clay Rogers says he is "absolutely certain" Glen killed Brown Simpson and Goldman in 1994, according to CNN. That documentary debuts Wednesday night on Investigation Discovery.

"Receipts show that Glen was working as a housepainter in L.A. in 1994, and family members claimed Glen told them that he was working for Nicole Brown Simpson, and that he said she was rich and he was going to 'take her down,'" according to the show's description on Discovery.No matter the insistence by Clay Rogers on the documentary, relatives of Ron Goldman and local authorities are angered and dubious, respectively.

From CNN:

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"I am appalled at the level of irresponsibility demonstrated by the network and the producers of this so-called documentary," [Ron Goldman's sister] Kim Goldman told CNN. "I'm disappointed at the way this story was handled. Is this a confession?"

Goldman's father Fred made a similar objection:

"The overwhelming evidence at the criminal trial proved that one, and only one, person murdered Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. That person is OJ Simpson and not Glen Rogers."

Commander Andrew Smith of the Los Angeles Police Department told CNN they're also fairly certain Rogers is not involved, however they will consider the possibility:

"The LAPD is quite confident that we know who killed Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. We have no reason to believe that Mr. Rogers was involved. Nevertheless, in the interest of being thorough in this case, our robbery homicide detectives will investigate his claims."

Per the documentary, Rogers told criminal profiler Anthony Meoli that O.J. Simpson "had hired him to break into his ex-wife's condo to steal diamond earrings he had given her." Part of his instructions suggested something more drastic than robbery:

"Glen told me that OJ's instructions were that 'You may have to kill the bitch,'" Meoli said. "Those were his exact words."

OJ Simpson was charged with the murders but was acquitted.

Rogers was arrested in November 1995, and claims to have killed "at least 70 women," according to authorities. He was sentenced to death in Florida, and again in California; he currently awaits execution in Florida, but if he is brought to trial in California for the Brown Simpson and Goldman case, it could postpone his death.

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