Throughout American history, there have been many criminal cases which have taken the media and country by storm. Many of them are in fact murder cases; Black Dahlia, Boston Strangler, but one of the most infamous cases is none other than the O.J. Simpson murder trial. At the time, O.J. Simpson was a notorious 46 year old former NFL star, accused of the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown, and her friend Ronald Goldman. The state’s prosecutor brought vast amounts of forensic evidence, such as “hair samples that were found on Goldman's body after his murder” (Simpson 112), which could be linked to no one else but O.J. Simpson. However, like every celebrity criminal suspect that is charged with murder, O.J. Simpson had his all-star team of defense attorneys to dishonour the facts. Thus, was able to pressure the prosecution into mistakes which lead to the jury finding O.J. Simpson not guilty; mistakes which cost the prosecution one of the grandest verdicts of all time… Truth is, the exact events of the night of June 12 in 1994 were unknown and the prosecution concluded that “sometime after ten o’clock, a lone male entered the back door of Nicole Brown- Simpson’s home in the prestigious area of Brentwood in Los Angeles. In the enclosed area near the back gate, that lone man viciously slashed Nicole, nearly severing her neck completely. After Nicole, he struggled with and brutally stabbed Nicole’s acquaintance, Ronald Goldman…After which Nicole’s dog was covered in blood and barking, attracted the attention of a neighbor. The neighbor then discovered the two bodies.” (Bill 300) All that was left for the prosecution to do was to prove that O.J. Simpson had committed the murders of his ex-wife and her friend. At a first glance, this looked to be an easy case with hard evidence; how could O.J. possibly deny the blood on the glove, socks, floor, and on the gate? If this wasn’t enough to put him at the scene, investigators also found hairs and fibers on many objects; all linked to Simpson. The prosecution had put together such a clear cut case; however, it proved to be a lot more difficult than they had planned… “The prosecution team was made up of district attorneys, with enough experience to put any criminal behind bars, who handled special trials, jury trials and homicide cases.” (CNN) Marcia Clark, the lead prosecuting attorney, who “joined the District Attorney’s office in 1981 and had prosecuted nearly 60 jury trials, (20 were murder cases).” (CNN) Co- counselor, Chris Darden became a L.A. Country prosecutor in 1980, while Gil Garcetti “was a L.A designated district attorney in 1992. Darden had taken on more than 19 homicide cases before joining the prosecution team in 1981.” (CNN) Along with these big guns, the prosecution team also consisted of Hank Goldberg and William Hodgman. “Hank had prosecuted almost 30 felony trials, 8 of which being murder trials. William had prosecuted nearly 130 jury trials, including 40 homocide cases. (CNN) The state had put together quite a dream team to take on and take down O.J. Even with the perfect team of experience attorneys that the prosecution had in the case, along with impeccable evidence to be presented, the case did not go as the prosecution had planned. One of the grave mistakes that were made by the prosecution was the presentation of the case itself. Scott Turow, a lawyer who has made himself familiar with the case stated, “It’s clear to me in retrospect that the Simpson prosecutors Marcia Clark, Chris Darden, spent too long trying their case. The case, for example, against Timothy McVeigh that was tried just a little bit later was probably more complex and yet was put in by those prosecutors in six weeks” (CNN). The prosecution took six months to present the case to the jury, which resulted in the jury having two impressions of the evidence: “one, it was too overwhelming. Or two, it in fact was not, and they were laboring day by day to make it seem better than it really was.…
walks away from the death of a nine-teen year old teenager. Getting away with murder should no way create iconic fame for any human being with sense. The truth about George Zimmerman is that he is a man that needs helps and not the 2013 version of OJ Simpson that news articles set him out to be.…
In 1995, former USC running back and NFL star, O.J Simpson was tried for the murder of his
ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman, both were found dead with
several knife wounds at Ms. Brown’s residence. A jury in Los Angeles County found Mr.
Simpson not guilty of this crime, and many have been left with unanswered questions as to why.
Many believe that there was a possibility of emotional bias by the jury and that they have already…
S impsons Experimental Design
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Criminal Justice Process
This paper will explain how the criminal justice system works. The O.J. Simpson case was used to outline the roles in the criminal justice process. This paper will detail information from the reporting of the crime to the sentencing in which Simpson was found not guilty of committing murder. Dates have been included in the paper to insure the timeline is accurate. The intent of this paper is to outline the case from start to finish…
physical and mental strength such as Joe Simpson who survived miraculously, after falling down into a crevasse and as well as subsisting to three days with no food or water. A fictional survivor also represents pure and emotional strength to a degree like Katniss Everdeen who survived the 74th Annual Hunger Games. Katniss was pitted against twenty-four tributes where only one person would win the games only through a murderous blood bath.
In 1985, Joe Simpson and his buddy Simon Yates travelled to…
August 1914. Trove at the national Library of Australia website: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15526917.
The Simpson Prize Evidence Pack:
Extract from a letter by Robert Edmund Antill, 1914-1917. Private Record: AWM 1DRL/0047
Extract from a letter by Lance Corporal F.C. Mulvey, 2nd Light Horse, AIF, 23 August 1914. Private record: AWM 2DRL/0233
Extract from two letters by Private John Simpson Kirkpatrick, 1914-1915. Private record AWM 3DRL/3424…
Simpson is a company that manufactures safety equipment for racing. The brand was established in 1959. Simpson is one of the top choices for many racers all over the world. They offer a complete lineup of driver safety products including: helmets, suits, gloves, and shoes. They also offer safety equipment for everyday life, such as carseats for infants and toddlers, safety glasses and bike helmets.
Simpson offers many lines of safety products, but I would like to talk about one specific product…
O. J. Simpson Case
One of the most famous and publicly known cases of all time is the OJ Simpson murder case. This case was publicly announced for many years. It was very popular because not only was O.J. Simpson a famous former American football star but also an actor that had been accused of a very serious crime that changed his life forever. Although the case was publicly announced, many people don’t know many of the specifics about his early childhood, his athletic career and most importantly…
the O.J Simpson case which was trialed in both the civil and criminal courts. I
will discuss the elements of crime that are relevant to this case, as well as providing an indication
of whether the murders were mala in se or mala prohibita.
Civil and Criminal Actions 3
Differences Between Civil and Criminal Actions
“We the juries in the above entitled action find the defendant, Orenthal James
Simpson,not guilty of the crime of murder.” (Linder, 2000, par. 29) O.J Simpson was acquitted…