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>> the mystery finally solved with a courtroom confession. >> did you kill tammie myers. >> and the trial of the century. >> if it doesn't fit, you must acquit. >> the o.j. simpson murder case. the country fixated that the knife could be the missing murder weapon. tonight police casting doubt. still investigate the case that
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but first the nightline 5. good evening, thank you for joining us. deadly. a mother shot and killed after giving her daughter a driving lesson. today. was road rage really the cause? here's deborah robinson.
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vegas courtroom, secrets finally revealed. >> did you kill tammie myers? >> reporter: in the case that baffled the nation, it seemed like an instance of road rage. that las vegas mom of four supposedly followed home and gunned down. >> i was screaming and crying saying mom's been shot. mom's been shot. >> all because of road rage. >> the mother tarktgeted. >> her family destroyed by grief. but was the first story in the headlines. >> apparent incident of road rage. >> the whole story. >> wait, what happened? >> so much of this story has changed. >> a lot more complicated than the first reports of road rage. >> reporter: it's a cool thursday night in america's favorite adult playground, las vegas and the strip is already jumping. but across town near another playground in a part of vegas where people actually live. >> she pulls in and she smiles and she's like i don't need you crashing the car.
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giving her daughter crystal her first driving lesson. >> at 10:00 at night? >> i wanted to go at night because there's no cars around that you can possibly hit. >> crystal says her mom is teaching her how to change lanes. she's going at a snails pace when an impatient driver appears in the rear view. >> i just noticed that he was riding our bumper and he swerves around us and i honked the horn. >> that honk of the horn, something we have all done would change everything. crystal says the silver car suddenly sideswipes them. >> we had to stop really hard. >> who was this guy? do you know? >> no, i didn't recognize him. >> in a panic they flee the scene but what happens next is a puzzle. everyone agrees that sometime after 11:00 two cars barrel down to the end of the cul-de-sac
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that old buick and a four door sedan driven by a mystery man in hot pursuit with the gun. >> you heard the shots. >> yeah i was looking and i heard the shots. >> did you know she had been hit. >> yeah. i was screaming. i said mom's been shot. >> the main doctor said, sir, your wife is not going to make it. i told my wife no matter what it takes, i'll find out who did this to you. >> later that morning. >> i'm right here. you know what you did last night, you come here. >> angry bob myers stands before the camera saying there were as many as three killers in that silver car. >> three guys wanted to plow into a mother of four and come back and shoot her and follow her home and kill her. >> by the end of today's news cycle here's the narrative. >> police say three suspects in a small silver car nearly collided with her green buick. >> as the buick becomes a
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is a victim in an endless stage of road rage incidents. but before she can have a funeral, she's about to be buried. >> it's like they were murdering her all over again. repeatedly. daily. >> tammy meyers went looking for the driver. >> between the alleged road rage incident and the shoot out tammy returned home with no one in pursuit and dropped off her daughter and instead of dialing 911 picked up her son brandon armed with a gun and went back on the road. >> she tells her 15-year-old daughter to wake up her son who was in bed and have him come outside and get in the car with her so they can find who frightened them while they were on the roadway. >> so what's brandon's story? he says his mother was convinced that road rager was headed to the house to make good on his death threat. >> she said someone is trying to kill us. we need to go now. why don't we call 911. >> you said let's call 911.
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from the house. they're trying to hurt us. >> he and his mom go back to where the road rage incident occurred and find nothing. but then just as they make that right turn by the junior high school he says they spot a silver car. >> boom, right here in front of us. >> she saw the silver car right here. >> it was literally right here in front of us. >> things would escalate leading to the shoot out with both brandon and the mystery shooter exchanging more than 20 rounds. but the exact how and who of the incident still puzzles the police. that is until this woman picks up a phone. >> you call the police. >> i felt that i had to. >> were you conflicted? >> absolutely. >> i still am even sitting here. >> caitlyn shared her story exclusively with abc news telling us that around 3:00 a.m. the night tammie died she got a call from her good friend, now
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and wannabe rapper in the instagram photos. it was i need to come over. something important. >> how did he sound? >> shooken up. >> when he arrives at caitlyn's apartment he tells her he thinks he just shot a rival drug dealer in his neighborhood. >> the first words out of his mouth is i got them. >> then he showed you something? >> yeah. >> he emptied his backpack and pulled out his gun and extra clips for the gun. days later caitlyn says she pieces together the details when she was reading a article about the shooting. >> i didn't even finish the article before i got up and called. >> called? >> the police. >> she makes a wrenching decision to turn in her friend. he doesn't surrender when police show up at his house setting off an hours long standoff. >> right now we are in the tactical phase of attempting to take a suspect into custody.
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>> you guys think that i did something -- >> tells police during his interrogation that on the night of the shooting he was in the park across the street mistaking her circling car for rival drug dealers out to get him. >> i really thought these were the guys that have been threatening me the whole time. he says he hid and asked a friend to pick him up at the park to help him get away and then when they crossed path with tammy's buick he opens fire family. >> and i just started shooting them. >> he gave saves his biggest surprise for last telling police meyers is not only one of his neighbors. he knows her. >> my intentions was to take someone that was going to harm my family. not tammy. >> the stunning relationship is confirmed for the first time
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>> my wife spent countless hours at the park consoling this boy. she fed him. she gave him money. she told him to pull his pants up. >> a big question still remains. who was driving the car when tammy meyers was shot. cell phone records lead police to derrick andrews. owner of a silver audi that looks like this car in the security video. today they're side by side once again entering a plea deal. >> someone of the reasons you're pleading guilty to this charge is in truth and fact you are guilty of the charge. >> yes, your honor. >> pleading guilty to second degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon. and the driver of that silver car, derrick andrews pleading guilty to accessory to murder and voluntary manslaughter. >> did you know a shooting had taken place. >> yes i did, your honor. >> with that knowledge you drove him away from the scene of the crime?
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>> it's a day bob meyers has long been waiting for. >> we're going to miss a great woman, great wife, great mother, great person. that won't be over for us. but the part of this will be. we can start the healing process. >> for nightline, i'm deborah roberts. >> next, the o.j. simpson case is back in the headlines. the nation fixated on an uncovered knife. tonight new developments in the police investigation. and fever, there's no such thing as a little flu. and it needs a big solution: an antiviral. so when the flu hits, call your doctor right away and up the ante with antiviral tamiflu. prescription tamiflu is an antiviral that attacks the flu virus at its source and helps stop it from spreading in the body. tamiflu is fda approved to treat the flu in people two weeks of age and older whose flu symptoms started within the last two days. before taking tamiflu,
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o.j. simpson case had the nation frenzy today. 20 years later america still transfixed by a baffling murder trial and missing weapon. now another twist in the long running o.j. simpson saga. >> today the o.j. simpson media circus was back in full force. >> o.j. simpson. >> o.j. simpson. >> earlier this morning the lapd saying it was in possession of a knife possibly connected to the murders of nicole brown simpson and her friend ron goldman. >> that item has been recovered by robbery homicide investigators and it's been treated as we would all evidence. >> suddenly it was 1994 all over again. >> news crews started jock i canning for prime real estate here on rockingham avenue and just as they did 22 years ago started lining up their satellite trucks right here in one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the united states. >> an lapd officer now retired was handed that knife by a
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o.j. simpson property in the late 1990s. police say he held on to it for 18 years. >> do you believe the story. >> at this point we have to take it at face value. >> right from the beginning there were speck ticks. >> this may just be nothing. >> the speculation about the knife brought the so-called trial of the century front and center yet again. >> let's go to a picture in los angeles. >> it was over 20 years agatha 95 million people watched the police chase o.j. simpson's white bronco down the freeways of los angeles. five days earlier o.j.'s ex-wife nicole simpson and ron goldman were found brutally murdered. the murder weapon was never found. >> there was a white sheet over nicole and all i remember is my mom saying, that's my kid. >> devastating. he was always a good kid. fun, he had a good sense of humor. >> o.j. simpson was arrested and tried for their murder.
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the prosecution insisting there was an overwhelming amount of forensic evidence connecting simpson to the crime scene. his blood and dna at the murder scene along with a size 12 shoe print o.j. size and his blood in his bronco and in his bedroom a pair of socks with nicole's blood but the bloody glove found at the scene of the crime, it didn't fit. >> if it doesn't fit, you must acquit. >> not guilty of the crime of murder. >> but 13 years later. >> we were just robbed at gun point by o.j. simpson. can you send police here please. >> he was found guilty of a different crime and is serving a 33 year sentence in a nevada prison for robbery and kidnapping. he is eligible for parole next year. >> o.j. simpson could confess tomorrow in detail about exactly how he committed the murder and he still couldn't be retried because of double jeopardy.
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trial has never been far from our collective consciousness. kato lived in o.j. simpson's guest house and was a key witness in the trial. >> what time was it when you got your food? >> 9:25. >> just last year he spoke to barbara walters. >> in your opinion do you think that o.j. murdered nicole and ron goldman? >> in my opinion, yes, i think he's guilty. >> and now even a hit tv tv miniseries airing on fx. the people versus o.j. simpson. >> i'm not a bad person. >> cuba gooding jr. starring as o.j. simpson. >> i told them i have nothing to hide. what do have to hide. >> and marsha clark played by sarah paulson. >> we have a warrant for this man's arrest. >> the families of nicole brown simpson and ron goldman did not give up.
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>> i could have touched her neck. >> what do you mean you could have touched her. this was aviolent episode, wasn't it? >> yes it was. >> he was forced to answer the questions he did not answer in the criminal trial. these are deposition tapes aired on the a&e documentary. >> did you ever strike her. >> no. >> did you ever hurt her? >> yes. >> did you ever physically hurt her? >> yes. >> he spent days hammering at the relationship with nicole. >> you caused scars on her face, didn't you? >> that's incorrect. >> eventually simpson admitted to hurting nicole but wouldn't say how. >> you never hurt your wife either correct. >> no, i hurt my wife, yes. >> you never struck her with your hands. >> i never punched her yes. >> ever bruise her. >> yes. any marks that's on her i take full responsibility for. i don't know what else you want me to do. >> why.
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handled the situation the way i did. >> the goldman family won in civil court and were awarded $33 million. money they say simpson never paid. >> zero from the judgment. he has never paid one single penny. >> late tonight, law enforcement officials telling abc news their initial investigation shows the knife found on simpson's property is not the murder weapon. although they are still doing testing to confirm. over the years investigators tell us they have checked out up to 150 knives. none of them connected to the murders of nicole brown simpson and ron goldman. for nightline, in los angeles. >> and next, from the international stage singing hips don't lie, to the big screen. shakira's new animated adventure
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finally tonight, you may know this star singer from the stage. now shakira is lending her voice in an entirely differ way. tonight what she has in common with her animated self. here's rachel smith. >> she's an international pop star topping the music charts with hits like hips don't lie. >> and the world cup anthem. and now shakira is proving
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gazelle in the animated film zootopia. >> put your paws up. >> my son is 3 years old and i caught him singing the lyrics and i was so surprised because i never taught him. he absorbed them. i don't know when. but he was repeating them and he was so cute. >> "zootopia" brought to you by our parent company disney brings you all sorts of animals together in harmony with a message of inclusion and acceptance. shakira's character is no surprise, a pop star. >> what input did you have in bringing your character to life? >> well, when the directors and the producers showed me meme gazelle i said she was too fit. i said you got to put some meat on the bones. >> that's my girl. >> i love the post you put on instagram. who wore it better? >> i wore it first.
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this one and her family shakira hasn't had a lot of time for her music. but she says she'll be back in the studio soon. >> might your studio album be in the works? is this something that you're working on in 2016? >> yeah. it is. i've been operating among pass pacifiers and diapers and bottles lately but it's been healthy for me to take a little bit of distance from my career for a year and a half and now i'm read do make more music and now i'm dreaming about coming out with the best album of my career. that's what i would like. >> i'm rachel smith in orlando. >> and you can go see "zootopia" in theaters now. thank you for watching. tune into good morning america tomorrow. as always we're on nightline
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"hey, it's only money." you won't be seeing any of those people on our show today. it's time to play "who wants to be a millionaire." [dramatic music] [cheers and applause] thank you very much. thank you. welcome to the show. are you guys ready to play "who wants to be a millionaire"? [cheers and applause] all right, let's get started, 'cause i love this story. two years ago, she sold everything she owned, broke up with her boyfriend, moved to a different state to start a new life. well, let's see how far this risk-taker will go today. from bedford stuyvesant, new york, please welcome beth hicks. [cheers and applause] hi, beth. how you doing? >> great. >> welcome. >> uh, hi. >> you do; you sound like a contestant from another show i do. you just dropped everything, broke up with a boyfriend, fresh start. >> yeah, i just got to hug mr. chris harrison, so i'm

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