Compare And Contrast Essay On The People Vs Oj Simpson

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The People v. O.J. Simpson O.J. Simpson – a name everyone in America knows, but not everyone knows who this man truly was. At a young age, this controversial man became the man of the hour. People first knew him as the star of his college football team and later became an American hero. Simpson was truly an iconic man in America. However, later in his life he would encounter a downfall he could never recover from. On June 13th of 1994 at approximately 4:25 in the morning, police were called to the scene of a violent murder in Brentwood, California (Toobin 34). The location of the crime was Nicole Brown Simpson’s house (Toobin 34). Nicole was O.J.’s estranged wife at the time. At the scene, they found 2 victims stabbed to death, later confirmed …show more content…
In this interview, O.J. Simpson gave unclear evidence that did not match up with the events that happened on the night of the murder. The claims O.J. made in his interview also did not match up with what he said later in the case, raising red flags in the investigation. Later that day, labs confirmed that the blood on the glove found at O.J. Simpson’s house was consistent with the mixture of Simpson’s blood mixed with the blood of the two victims at the crime scene, and confirmed that droppings of blood at the crime scene matched O.J.’s (Toobin 81). With the wakening of this new evidence, the police decided it was time to bring O.J. in (Toobin 82). On June 17th he was charged with a double-homicide with “special circumstances”, meaning that Simpson would remain in jail for the entire duration of his trial (Toobin 83). On this day, O.J. would be ordered to appear at Park Center for his surrender by 11:00 A.M., but instead, Simpson decided to not show and to flee to his mother’s house (Toobin 94-104). Later that night, around 9:00 P.M., O.J. was finally arrested (Toobin …show more content…
was set free, his life was in a down spiral of tragedy. He struggled with money, and resorted to drugs and alcohol as an outlet in life. Years later, he would be tied in a different case for a robbery in Las Vegas in 2008. The judge for the case was in fact the same judge who heard the trials of The People v. O.J. Simpson. Because this judge knew O.J. was guilty for the murder of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman, she gave Simpson the worst possible punishment for this case. This resulted in a 33-year sentence to prison for the 12 counts of crime O.J. Simpson committed on September 13th of 2007 (Arsenuik 1). Orenthal James Simpson will remain in prison until the year of 2041 (Cleary

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