Re: RARA-AVIS: They won't have Parker to kick around anymore...

From: Patrick King (
Date: 25 Jan 2010

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    Anyone know if

    Smith is writing under a pseudonym? He is a very good writer and it's hard to believe he's somewhere delivering pizza if he could be churning out crime stories.

    he's publishing under the nom de plume of O.J. Simpson

    John Lau

    Vaya con Carné


    Very funny. Actually, Smith moved to California to be a TV star. There he murdered another girl, and ran to Buckley for help. Buckley quickly turned him in to the police. Edgar Smith has been serving a life sentence in California since the late 70s. He's tried continually for parole, but no chance. The judge who cut him the 2nd degree deal in New Jersey was sanctioned for incompetence. Smith has suffered from several heart attacks. He should be dead soon. He's an excellent argument for capitol punishment.

    Smith is a very typical type of random murderer: unemployed/underemployed, unable to live up to his high I.Q. Abusive childhood on the outskirts of wealthy surroundings, in a limited family situation punctuated with too little money.

    O.J. Simpson, on the other hand, is a very unusual murderer, at least regarding the type of murder he was accused of. Highly successful people do, of course, commit murder, but they seldom do it themselves. The motive, as in the Simpson case, is always hubris: their experience tells them they're smarter than everyone else and that they can actually get away with murder. I've always thought there was a lot more to the Simpson murder than ever came out. The glove did not fit, remember. Others were likely involved.

    Patrick King


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