My Brother the Serial Killer

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My Brother the Serial Killer
Directed by David Monaghan
Produced by
  • David Monaghan
  • John Terp
Based on based on crimes of serial killer Glen Rogers
Starring Anthony Meoli as profiler
Narrated by Clay Rogers
Music by Davey Ray Moor
Cinematography
  • Craig Evans
  • Harry Frith
Edited by Murray North
Distributed by Investigation Discovery (USA)
Release dates
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

My Brother the Serial Killer is a 2012 American television documentary about serial killer Glen Rogers, otherwise known as the "Casanova Killer", who was convicted for a series of murders and arsons.[1] The documentary was narrated by Rogers' brother Clay Rogers and aired on Investigation Discovery in November 2012. My Brother the Serial Killer received widespread media attention for Clay's claims that his brother was responsible for the 1994 murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman.[2]

Synopsis[edit]

My Brother the Serial Killer chronicles the background of Rogers and looks into prior assertions that he had murdered over 70 people.[3] As it investigates claims by the Rogers family that Glen Rogers was behind the Goldman-Simpson murders, the documentary includes a filmed interview of Glen's brother Clay, wherein Clay asserts that his brother confessed his involvement.[4] Rogers' family stated that he had informed them that he had been working for Nicole in 1994 and that he had made verbal threats about her to them. Rogers would later speak to a criminal profiler about the Goldman-Simpson murders, providing details about the crime and remarking that he had been hired by O. J. Simpson to steal a pair of earrings and potentially murder Nicole.[5]

Reception[edit]

Reaction from Goldman and Brown families[edit]

The families of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman expressed anger at the documentary's premise, with both families dismissing the claims by the Rogers family.[6] Kim Goldman accused Investigation Discovery of irresponsibility, also stating that no one had informed her of Rogers' claims that he had been involved in her brother's death.[6]

Investigation Discovery's President Henry Schlieff replied that the documentary's intention was not to prove that Rogers had committed the crimes, but to "give viewers new facts and let them make up their own minds" and that he believed that Simpson was guilty of the murders.[5] Schlieff also commented that the movie did not point out any inconsistencies with the claims or evidence against Rogers because "ID viewers are savvy enough to root them out on their own."[5]

Critical response[edit]

Variety gave My Brother the Serial Killer a positive review, praising the documentary for "eschewing cheesy shock effects in favor of incisive commentary from family, law enforcement, press and even victims' friends".[7] IndieWire criticized the documentary as not making much sense and for using the viewpoint of Clay Rogers rather than through one of someone more distanced from Rogers or the crime.[8]

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