Oj Simpson Trial Essay

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O.J. Simpson 's trial was one of the most anticipated trials. It was highly publicized and many people watched the trial go on on the news. O.J. Simpson was convicted of murder - killing his ex-wife and his waiter (and friend). Both were stabbed multiple times. On June 12th, 1994, his ex-wife and waiter were found murdered outside a condo in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles. Evidence collected at the scene all pointed to Simpson. On June 17th, 1994, O.J. Simpson was arrested. While he was still in his own car he had a gun pointed to his head. He was supposed to turn himself in earlier that day, but later on he apologized for it after his friend convinced him to throw his gun out the window and think about his children. O.J. sent letters…show more content…
When O.J. was arrested, thousands of people arrived up at the police station that O.J. was at to interview him. The trial went on from November 2nd, 1994, to January 24th, 1995, and then to a verdict on October 3rd, 1995, which turned out to be not guilty. Tons of services decreased in activity due to everyone watching the trial. So much work stopped on that day due to the verdict, an estimated $480 million dollars was lost in productivity. During the trial, the prosecution thought that they had a very strong case, even with no murder weapon or no witnesses to the murders.

During the trial, there were many mistakes in the forensic half of the O.J. Simpson case. People were saying that the evidence had been tampered with. Personally, I really think that they should have handled this a lot better than they did. Some say it had been messed with at the police station, or the crime scene, or even in the lab, just to put Simpson behind bars. The defense team was able to persuade the jurors that there was no doubt that the DNA evidence (which was new at this time) has been mishandled by the lab and technicians. They were even able to convince the jurors that there had been misconduct by the LAPD. Alsp, tons of evidence could not be

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