The Murders Of O. J. Simpson's Trial

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“Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman were fatally stabbed on the evening of June 12, 1994, their bodies discovered early the next morning… O.J. Simpson, her ex-husband, was acquitted Oct. 3, 1995, of their deaths in a trial that riveted the nation and divided many along racial lines” (latimes.com editors). The trial faced many challenges during the time, it was even considered the “Trial of the Century” because it caused so much controversy. O.J. Simpson was an American Football player who ruined his career after the suspicions that he murdered his ex-wife and her friend and due to other crimes that occurred later. Many people believed the acquittal was caused because of racial views, which caused a division among the nation. …show more content…
Simpson not guilty for the murders of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman, evidence discovered during, and after the trial, proves that the trial consisted of other reasons for his acquittal. An abundant amount of evidence proves that O.J. Simpson should have ultimately been proven guilty for the murders. However, many people overlooked the facts and decided the verdict based on their morals and emotions. An article written through the New York Times states “The amount of O.J.’s blood found on the crime scene, on his socks, and in his car should have made the jury’s decision an easy one. Darden’s focus on the violence regularly inflicted upon Nicole and his characterization of the relationship as a “ticking time bomb” make it easy for him to point to O.J. in court and call him a murderer. Clark asks a very subtle but obvious question: Why didn’t O.J. ask how Nicole died when he got the call that she had been murdered?” (Henderson) Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden were apart of the team prosecuting O.J. Simpson. It is stated in this quote that even with all the evidence that came up during the case Darden tried to focus more on the abusive relationship. He already knew that there was a generous amount of evidence proving Simpson guilty. However, he tried to target the information that others may have overlooked. In an article titled “101 Pieces of Evidence that Prove O.J. Simpson Murdered Nicole” the author explains that there were many incidents that …show more content…
Simpson had a very successful football and acting career. Many years after the jury had reached their verdict, many people believed that O.J. could have been acquitted due to the fact that he was a very well-known football player and actor at the time. Authors for ABC News, state “In what 's been considered the trial of the century, O.J. Simpson had the so-called legal "dream team" on his side. Each day, Simpson was surrounded by Johnnie Cochran, Robert Shapiro, Alan Dershowitz and his most trusted ally, Robert Kardashian” (Deutsch, Diaz, Valiente). Robert Kardashian was close friends with O.J. Simpson before the murders occurred. After the murders Kardashian was apart of Simpson’s “dream team” which could have caused the case to be based more on the emotional aspect than the evidence found. O.J. Simpson was a very well-liked man across the nation, this very well could have caused many people to feel sympathy for his suspicions of murder. However, it all comes back to the issues of racial issues and controversy. In an article for the New York Times the author explains a few of the reasons as to why the case received so much attention and states the questions as to what would have happened if Simpson wasn 't so famous. Considering O.J. was so famous the attention was already going to be centered on the trial. However, it also helped O.J. immensely to have the best lawyers, including a friend, by his

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