O.J Simpson Trail
The O.J Simpson case was a criminal trial. Simpson was charged on June 12, 1994 for the murder of his ex wife Nicole Brown Simpson and his wifes friend Ronald Goldman. The case was held in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, the trail started January 25,1995 and ended October 2, 1995.During the trial there were up to 58 witnesses,https://www.upcounsel.com/lectl-prosecution-witnesses-in-the-oj-simpson-criminal-tri al ( Prosecution witnesses in the O.J Simpson criminal trial), it stated. “The first witness, police dispatcher Sharon Gilbert, testified on January 31. The 58th and final witness.”
California spent over 20 million dollars on a Simpson trial There was a lot of evidence at the crime like O.J Simpson’s dna, on
https://kiltyscorner.typepad.com/files/1.82-oj-simpson-case-summary.pdf (O.J Simpson case summary) it stated,”Bloody footprints of shoes that matched shoes Mr. Simpson owned. • Hair Samples located on the bodies and crime scene • Articles of clothing that were located at Mr. Simpson residence”, at the end of the whole trial they found Simpson not guilty.
Even thought there was a lot of evidence that he was guilty like the dna and the letter he later wrote. Simpson never admitted to killing ex his wife and her friend, but he wrote a letter one of his friends, Robert Kardashian, told the public about the letter which led to people thinking that Simpson was gonna kill himself, in the letter it stated.“To whom it may concern: First, everyone understand I have nothing to do with Nicole’s murder. I loved her, always have and always will. If we had a problem, it’s because I loved her so much. I’ve had a good life. I’m proud of how I lived. My mama taught me to do unto other. I treated people the way I wanted to be treated. I’ve always tried to be up and helpful so why is this happening? I’m sorry for the Goldman family. I know how much it hurts. Don’t feel sorry for me. I’ve had a great life, great . Please think of the real O.J. and not this lost person. Thanks for making my life special. I hope I helped yours.” This led to a car chase and Simpson was gonna commit suicide, but everyone cried that he shouldn’t and he was later arrested.
After all of the evidence the jury was shown, the dna which is a big part of the reason why he killed his ex wife and his friend, in http://famous-trials.com/simpson/1857-evidence,( The Trial of O.J Simpson: The Incriminating Evidence) it stated, “The matching bloody gloves found at the murder scene and outside Simpson’s home”, some people might hear that and just say it was probably a set up, but there is more evidence, on the website it stated,”Allan Park sees a man wearing dark clothes, about 6-feet tall and 200 pounds, walk across the driveway of the Simpson residence”. O.J Simpson is 6’1 which is close to Allans descrpiction. It also stated,”Hair evidence: (1) hairs consistent with that of Simpson found on cap at Bundy residence, (2) hairs consistent with that of Simpson found on Ron Goldman’s shirt.” They found a lot of Evidence which was mostly DNA but the Jury came to the conclusion that he was innocent which isn’t right.
My positions on the verdict, is that O.J Simpson is guilty, there was a lot of evidence showing that he was from his DNA at the crime scene to witnesses seeing him, then the car chase. First, at the crime scene they found shoes prints that matched the ones he had and they also found one glove at the murder scene and one at his house. There were also eye witnesses, like Allan Park, who saw a 6 foot tall man walk cross the Simpson residence driveway who could have been Simpson cause he’s 6’1. Finally, during car chase Simpson was holding a gun to his head and said he was gonna kill himself, and it would make sense because the media is saying he killed his wife. Or it could be that he actually did and couldn’t deal the guilt so wanted to end it all. So i say that he’s guilty.
The only social issues i have with the trial it that why would the jury say that Simpson was innocent when there were eyewitnesses and there was DNA and more evidence claiming that he was guilty. I’m guessing that the fact that O.J Simpson was a really famous person which the jury probably knew, which is one reason why he did say that he was guilty because Simpson was a really famous person, also people would never think that he would kill his wife. Because he was an American former running back, broadcaster, actor, and advertising spokesman.
Secondly, all of OJ Simpson’s fans and supporters will talk bad about the jury and the jury’s reputation would go down and they be known as the people who put O.J Simpson in jail. Also, because O.J Simpson was African American, if the jury would have said he was guilty people will say that the jury is racist. In conclusion the role that society played in this trial was itself, society, not wanting to see the truth they didn’t want to believe he did it and if they did put him in jail they would start to bring up racism, because there was plenty of evidence showing that Simpson killed his ex wife and her friend and there was also a eye witness, And because Simpson was really famous, if the jury sent him to jail, people will start to talk bad about him.