Back in March, we reported on the death of Tom Scotto, a longtime confidant of O.J. Simpson’s who passed away at the age of 56 due to complications from pneumonia.
Now, Radar Online is reporting that Scotto used his last breaths to make a chilling revelation about his infamous friend.
Journalist Allison Kugel says she spoke to Scotto moments before his death and was shocked by what she learned about one of the most notorious murder mysteries of the 20th century:
“In his own words, Tom told me, ‘O.J. went berserk, ran to his car, got the knife and came back,’" says Kugel, who was writing a book about Simpson at the time.
“Tom said, ‘After O.J. did Nicole, he had no choice but to take care of Goldman.’”
Kugel goes on to reveal that O.J.’s son, Jason Simpson, arrived on the scene unexpectedly on the night of the murders.
“Tom said Jason showed up afterward,” Kugel says.
“But O.J. told Jason, ‘Get the f–k out of here!’ because ‘there was no cleaning [the murder] up.’”
As for why the younger Simpson visited his stepmother’s home that night, Scotto says Jason had an inkling that “something bad was going to go on."
Kugel divulges that she’s inclined to believe Scotto in large part because of the manner in which he made his confession:
"[Scotto] didn’t come out right away and it didn’t come out in a casual manner,” Kugel tells Radar.
“It was more like a serious confidential conversation, and Tom said O.J. cried several times. He said, ‘O.J. cried more than once.’”
As for whether or not there might be any legal ramifications for Jason Simpson in light of this new information, legal expert Peter Gleason says it’s possible, but unlikely.
“If police were to re-open the investigation, this kid could be subject to questioning,” Gleason tells Radar.
Interestingly, this is not the first time that insiders have claimed Jason was present at the murder scene.
Former Simpson bodyguard Miguel Perreira once claimed that an intoxicated O.J. claimed that Jason instigated the violence that night by attacking Goldman.
O.J., of course, was acquitted of the murders in one of the most famous trials of all time, but was later arrested on robbery charges.
Simpson was released from prison in October of 2017 after serving 9 years behind bars.