Oj Simpson: from Fame to Trialed for Murder

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From fame to trialed for murder, O.J. Simpson became known as the most famous man in the country from his criminal trial on July of 1994. O.J. Simpson is a former College and NFL football player, sports commentator, and actor. During his football career O.J. was an amazing football player, he was the single season rushing leader of the league during his brief career in the NFL. He was drafted in the first round as the first pick, and on his first rookie season alone he was already in talks of being a future hall of famer. 

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He then went on to marry Nicole Brown Simpson on February 2nd, 1985 and had 2 children, Sydney Brooke Simpson and Justin Ryan Simpson shortly after. They divorced just 7 years later on October 15th,1992. During their short lived marriage Nicole filed abuse charges on O.J., which later he would eventually be charged with. What’s known as the “Trial of the century” was the most publicized one in America with over 95 million viewers worldwide watching it broadcasted live. O.J. Simpson, A gridiron star, was acquitted for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, On June 12, 1994. 

Both victims were murdered outside of Nicole Brown Simpson’s condominium. Nicole Brown Simpson was O.J. Simpson’s ex-wife and Ronald Goldman was one of Nicole’s friends. O.J. was arrested the next day and charged with double homicide, but pled innocent to murder chargers against him and went to trial in a criminal court. The trial lasted a year, and caused worldwide media excitement. There was so much evidence against him, it seemed almost impossible that he’d be found innocent. For example, the famous left hand bloody glove found behind the guest house was proven by DNA. O.J., Nicole and Ronalds blood was found on it . 

The matching right side was found at O.J’s mansion covered in blood, also matching his, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman’s. Other evidence included a bloody footprint matching his shoes, a bloody footprint in his Branco, blood on his Branco door, on the console, on the interior side door, bloody socks, an injured left hand finger, and blood matching O.J. at Nicole Brown Simpson’s condominium. O.J. hired the best of the best defense of all time . This “Dream Team” of lawyers consisted of Marcia Clark, Robert Shapiro, F. Lee Bailey, Barry Scheck, Carl E. Douglas, Peter Neufeld, Gerald Uelman, Shawn Holley, and Bill Hodgeman. 

O.J.’s defense argued that all the evidence was planted. The first piece of evidence i believe should have put him away Is a knife. The knife was found in O.J’s mansion covered in blood from the two victims, Nicole and Ronald. Knife store owner, Allen Wattenberg testified on June 30th, 1994, saying O.J. Came in and bought a 14 inch stiletto knife from his store. The next piece of evidence I chose was the bloody glove found at the crime scene. After officers found the glove they tested it for evidence. 

They found blood on it that belonged to both victims, and in turn made O.J. try it on during the trial as a way of proving him as the killer. Although, when they made him try it on it didn’t fit perfectly. Experts suggest that although it didn’t technically have a perfect fit, it could have still been used in the killings. My third and last piece of evidence is the bloody footprint found in O.J’s Bronco. When tested it came back as a match to O.J., Nicole, and Ronald’s blood all over it. In conclusion I believe O.J Simpson should of went to prison for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Simpson with all the evidence stacked against him. 

The jury’s verdict came back and ordered O.J. Simpson to pay the families of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman more than 33 million for their wrongful deaths. Prosecutor Christopher Darden testified against O.J. Simpson and offered the motive as jealousy “He killed her cold blooded after he found her with another man”, “If he couldn’t have her nobody else could.” O.J.’s case is a case of very cruel and colded blooded murder, the murders were not justified even if he caught them both cheating, and the evidence I have previously stated proves it, not ony is this my opinion, the evidence proves it is also a fact.

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