O. J. Simpson Case Study

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On June 12, 1994 at about 10:15 pm (Courier Post Online, 2016) Nicole Brown Simpson, ex-wife of Orenthal James "O. J." Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman were brutally stabbed to death in the front yard of Nicole’s home in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, all while Nicole’s two children were still asleep in the house. After the bodies were discovered, the next of kin for both families needed to be contacted. Officers were sent to the home of O.J. Simpson to notify him of his ex-wife’s death. When officers arrived at his house, they attempted to make contact with him, but no one was answering the door. At this time detective Mark Fuhrman was walking the street near O.J.’s home, and detected blood on the outside of O.J.’s white Bronco. Under the impression that Mr. Simpson was in danger, the officers jumped the gate at the front of his house and proceeded around the back of the house. Here they were met by Kato Kaelin, a friend of Mr. Simpson, who currently lived at the house. The officers were then informed that Mr. Simpson was in Chicago. All of the officers at that time decided to leave, aside from detective Fuhrman; he stayed behind to continue to talk to Kaelin. As Fuhrman was leaving, he spotted a black glove that was the same kind of glove …show more content…
(Lampen, "OJ Simpson Trial Facts You Might Not Have Known", 2016) After investigators found these socks, they were submitted to the laboratory for testing, and they found that the blood on Simpson’s socks was a match to Brown’s DNA. A small piece of the sock was cut out where it was stained with blood, and that portion of the material was tested. (Matheson, Deadman, Clarke, & De Forest, 2007) The laboratory should have also collected and tested a substrate sample in this instance as well. All of their bases should have been covered just so it did not appear that they were planting any

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