Brown—Simpson marriage[ edit ] Simpson with his daughter, Sydney, in O. Simpson and Nicole Brown were married on February 2,five years after Simpson's retirement from professional football.
Brown—Simpson marriage Simpson with his daughter, Sydney, in O. She had been stabbed multiple times in the head and neck, and had defensive wounds on her hands.
Her larynx could be seen through the gaping wound in her neck, and vertebra C3 was incised;  her head remained barely attached to the body. Robert Riske, one of the first two officers on the scene, found a single bloody glove, among other evidence.
Detective Mark Fuhrman climbed over an external wall and unlocked the gate to allow the other three detectives to enter as well. The detectives argued that they entered without a search warrant because of exigent circumstances—specifically, in this case, out of fear that Simpson might have been injured also.
Simpson was not present when the detectives arrived early that morning; he had taken a flight to Chicago late the previous night.
In a walk-around of the premises, Fuhrman discovered a second bloody glove; it was later determined to be the match of the glove found at the murder scene.
Through DNA testing, the blood on this one was determined to have come from both victims. This, together with other evidence collected at both scenes, was determined to be probable cause to issue an arrest warrant for Simpson.
Through television, Shapiro appealed to Simpson to surrender. The police tracked calls placed from Simpson on his cell phone.
When she caught up to it, Cowlings yelled out that Simpson was in the back seat of the vehicle and had a gun to his own head. McKay agreed and asked Simpson to pull over and turn himself in instead of committing suicide ;  "My God, we love you, Juice.
Simpson apologized for not turning himself in earlier that day and responded that he was "the only one who deserved to get hurt" and was "just gonna go with Nicole.
In a festival-like atmosphere, many had signs urging Simpson to flee. Simpson would commit suicide, escape, be arrested, or engage in some kind of violent confrontation. Whatever might ensue, the shared adventure gave millions of viewers a vested interest, a sense of participation, a feeling of being on the inside of a national drama in the making.
What O. J. Simpson Means to Me. Whether I saw Simpson as black or not, racism pervaded his case. The elements that interacted to turn the Simpson trial into a spectacle are still with us. Feb 11, · Writing one of the final chapters in O. J. Simpson's long legal case, a civil court jury here ordered him today to pay a financially debilitating $25 million in punitive damages to the families of. Jun 14, · In , back when he was just a few months removed from going first overall in the NFL Draft to the Buffalo Bills, O.J. Simpson told then New York Times journalist Robert Lipsyte a story.
Simpson reportedly demanded that he be allowed to speak to his mother before he would surrender. As expected, the presiding judge ordered that Simpson be held without bail.
The following day, a grand jury was called to determine whether to indict him for the two murders. Two days later, on June 23, the grand jury was dismissed as a result of excessive media coverage, which could have influenced its neutrality.
Rather than a grand jury hearing, authorities held a probable cause hearing to determine whether or not to bring Simpson to trial. After a week-long court hearing, California Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy-Powell ruled on July 7 that there was sufficient evidence to bring Simpson to trial for the murders.
At his second arraignment on July 22, when asked how he pleaded to the murders, Simpson, breaking a courtroom practice that says the accused may plead using only the words "guilty" or "not guilty," firmly stated: Deputy District Attorney Marcia Clark was designated as the lead prosecutor.
Simpson wanted a speedy trialand the defence and prosecuting attorneys worked around the clock for several months to prepare their cases. In OctoberJudge Lance Ito started interviewing prospective jurors, each of whom had to fill out a page questionnaire.
On November 3, twelve jurors were seated with twelve alternates. The trial began on January 24,and was televised by Court TVand in part by other cable and network news outlets, for days. Darden argued that Simpson killed his ex-wife in a jealous rage; the prosecution opened its case by playing a call from Nicole Brown Simpson on January 1,in which she expressed fear that Simpson would physically harm her, and he could be heard yelling at her in the background.
Other material related to domestic violence was presented. The prosecution also presented dozens of expert witnesses to place Simpson at the scene of the crime, on subjects ranging from DNA profiling to blood and shoeprint analysis.
During the opening weeks of the trial, the prosecution presented evidence that Simpson had a history of physically abusing Nicole. Within days after the start of the trial, lawyers and those viewing the trial from a single closed-circuit TV camera in the courtroom saw an emerging pattern: Jury selection and revolt According to media reports, Clark thought that women, regardless of race, would sympathize with the domestic violence aspect of the case and connect with her personally.
The defense also speculated that black women would not be as sympathetic as white women to the victim, who was white, because of tensions about interracial marriages.
Both sides accepted a disproportionate number of female jurors. Over the course of the trial ten were dismissed for a wide variety of reasons. Only four of the original jurors remained on the final panel. Eventually, the jury returned with thirteen members wearing black or dark-colored clothing in what was described as a "funeral procession.
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