Mark Fuhrman is one cop who can’t be sidelined whenever the Simpson’s murder case is brought up. You may be wondering what he has to do with the case, find out his background, involvement with the case and what he is up to currently including information about his various sojourns in marriage below.
Mark Fuhrman is a former Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) detective who was born on the 5th of February 1952 in Eatonville, Washington. His parents were reported to have gotten divorced when the lad was just seven years old which saw his mother remarrying afterward. It is not known if he had any siblings or not.
The retired detective attended Peninsula High School in Gig Harbor, Washington and later enlisted to serve in the United States Marine Corps in the year 1970 when he was 18. In the Marine Corps, Mark was trained as a machine gunner and a military policeman after which he got deployed to serve in the Vietnam War and rose to the rank of sergeant before being honorably discharged in 1975.
After his time in the military, he returned to California and joined the Los Angeles Police Academy where he graduated as a distinguished Cadet, second in his class in 1975. He became a police detective in 1989 and served in the police force for a total of 20 years with over 55 commendations before his retirement in the year 1995.
Mark Fuhrman became famous for being involved in the high profiled investigation of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman in the O.J. Simpson murder case of 1995. He was called to give an account of his investigation and he reported having found 2 blood-stained gloves but had entered the Simpson’s estate without a search warrant. The Simpson’s defense counsel alleged he had planted the gloves and also questioned him about his use of a racial slur against African-Americans in the 80s.
The Washington born ex-detective denied these claims but evidence and witnesses tendered and produced by the Simpson defense team proved convincingly otherwise when they made available recorded interviews of him making use of inappropriate words to describe African-Americans. In the course of this case, he retired from the LAPD in 1995 and Dan Lungren, the Attorney General filed charges of perjury against him in 1996 to which he pleaded no contest to perjury for his false testimony and to his use of racial epithets.
What Happened To Mark Fuhrman And Where Is He Now?
Fuhrman apologized for his use of racist comments and the charges against him were later dropped. He insists that he did not plant any exhibit in the Simpson’s case and opines that Simpson is guilty but is free because of the failure of detectives to enter his evidence into the chain of custody and unwillingness of the prosecution team to convincingly argue their case.
Based on the Simpson’s murder case, he wrote the book Murder in Brentwood and Murder in Greenwich which was later adapted into a television movie in 2002. In addition to his literary works, Mark Fuhrman has published a book on the John F. Kennedy assassination and another about a serial killer, capital punishment – Terry Schiavo. He has hosted a couple of radio shows and is a forensic and crime scene expert for Fox News where he is often a guest of Fox commentator Sean Hannity. Since his retirement, he is known to be an author and a radio host.
Being a policeman was pretty rewarding for Mark Fuhrman as he found fulfillment prior to and at the peak of his career. After his retirement, he has been widely reported by various sources to have a net worth of about $3 million. This net worth is highly attributed to the success of his books which have been widely praised.
Family – Wife
Mark has been married to 3 different women at various times with 2 children from all of his marriages.
His first marriage was to Barbara L. Koop in 1973 and 4 years later in 1977 they successfully divorced from their once happy union. The former LAPD cop quickly married Janet Ellen Sosbee in 1977 with whom he didn’t stay more than 3 years as they divorced in the year 1980. Following this second divorce, he probably had learned a lot and was committed to seeing his third marriage work. It did work and tarried for a long time as his third marriage to Caroline Lody lasted from the early 1980s to the year 2000. The longest he had been married, albeit he still recorded a third divorce.
This last marriage happened when he was going through a difficult phase in his career following the murder of one of his close police friends, and his general distraught with police work. The marriage made him a father as it saw to the birth of his 2 children; Haley (daughter) and Cole (son). Currently, he is a single man again and it is not known if he plans to get married again or perhaps look after himself with the wealth he now has.