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Report: Justin writes murder tale featuring dad

LOS ANGELES - O.J. Simpson's 8-year-old son wrote a fictional murder mystery for a school assignment that ended with his father being the killer, a television station reported.

The story, which featured a killer holding a hostage with a knife and a machine gun, was written by Justin Simpson this fall and was used as evidence in the battle between Simpson and his former in-laws for custody of Justin and his 11-year-old sister, Sydney, KCBS-TV reported Sunday.

Simpson was awarded full custody of his two younger children on Friday. They had been living with their maternal grandparents since their mother, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman, were slain in June 1994.

The story was titled Justin the Murder, KCBS reported.

The station said Justin wrote:

"People: The murderer, me, my friend Romez and Aaron the hostage.

"Setting: At my houce with Romez and my dad and mom.

"Missing: Aaron and his mom and dad.

"The murderer has Aaron as hostage. Romez and I have found the murderer but the murderer has a knife and machine gun held to Aaron's head.

"He wants to kill Aaron, me and Romez but he diden't think of killing Aaron with the knife and us with the machine gun but he was to stoped to doo that.

"Solved it: Romez and I found out that the murderer was my dad."

Justin's third-grade teacher told the boy's maternal grandmother, Juditha Brown, about the story.

A psychiatrist hired by the Browns said that Justin's story showed that he is "deeply emotionally conflicted" about his dad, the New York Daily News reported Monday, quoting sources.

Marjorie G. Fuller, the children's attorney in the custody hearing, was on vacation until Jan. 2 and unavailable for comment, her answering service said.

Natasha Roit, a lawyer for the Browns, did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment Sunday night.

In her ruling awarding custody to Simpson, Judge Nancy Wieben Stock wrote that the children "show no signs of fear or intimidation around their father."

Simpson was acquitted in October 1995 of double murder in the deaths of Goldman and Ms. Simpson. He is now being sued for wrongful death by the estate of Ms. Simpson and the Goldman family.

By The Associated Press

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