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Nicole Brown Simpson war die ehemalige Ehefrau des American-Football-Spielers O. J. Simpson. Sie wurde zusammen mit ihrem Bekannten Ronald Goldman in ihrem Haus in Los Angeles ermordet. Ihr Tod führte zu einem der umstrittensten und. Nicole Brown Simpson (* Mai in Frankfurt am Main, Bundesrepublik Deutschland; † Juni in Los Angeles, USA) war die ehemalige Ehefrau. O.J. Simpson und Ehefrau Nicole im Jahr auf einer Veranstaltung in New York. Ein Spaziergänge fand in der Nacht des Juni die. Ein brisantes Interview des ehemaligen Football-Stars sorgt für Aufsehen: Darin gesteht O.J. Simpson anscheinend, Nicole Brown Simpson. Schuldig oder nicht? Der Fall O. J. Simpson hat die US-Gesellschaft gespalten. Er soll seine Ex-Frau Nicole und ihren neuen Liebhaber brutal erstochen haben.
Schuldig oder nicht? Der Fall O. J. Simpson hat die US-Gesellschaft gespalten. Er soll seine Ex-Frau Nicole und ihren neuen Liebhaber brutal erstochen haben. Simpsons Ex-Frau, Nicole Brown Simpson, und ihr Freund Ron Goldman waren damals vor ihrem Haus in LA erstochen aufgefunden worden. Nicole Brown Simpson war die ehemalige Ehefrau des American-Football-Spielers O. J. Simpson. Sie wurde zusammen mit ihrem Bekannten Ronald Goldman in ihrem Haus in Los Angeles ermordet. Ihr Tod führte zu einem der umstrittensten und.
She eschewed nannies, insisted on taking her children to dance and karate lessons and welcomed family into her home for holiday events and birthday parties.
Along with her familial duties, Nicole started a small interior decorating business. Her marriage, however, was far from serene.
Friends and relatives would later recount seeing bruises on Nicole's body. There were numerous incidents, including the New Year's Eve party in which the former football player allegedly threatened to kill her.
Finally, in , after years of abuse and philandering by her husband, Nicole filed for divorce. Newly single and on her own, Nicole Brown Simpson relished her new life.
However, a seemingly paranoid O. I'm driving, and he's behind me. In the early morning hours of June 13, , Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, a waiter and model named Ronald Goldman, were found stabbed to death outside of her Los Angeles condominium.
Police eventually charged her ex-husband with the brutal murders, setting into motion an emotional and racially charged criminal trial that ended with a jury acquitting him of all charges in October The victims' families gained some measure of vindication in February , when O.
Simpson was found liable for the wrongful deaths at the conclusion of a civil trial. Peter Phillips, the former manager of the hotel, recalled Simpson asking for a Band-Aid for his finger at the front desk.
Soon after discovering the female victim was Nicole Simpson, LAPD commander Keith Bushey ordered detectives Lange, Vannatter, Philips and Fuhrman to notify Simpson of her death and to give him a ride to pick up his children, who had been in Nicole's condo at the time of the murders and were at the police station.
They buzzed the intercom at the property for over 30 minutes but received no response. They noted the Bronco was parked on Rockingham at an awkward angle, with its back end out more than the front, and had blood on the door, which they feared meant someone inside might be hurt.
Detective Vannatter then instructed Fuhrman to scale the wall and unlock the gate to allow the other three detectives to enter.
The detectives would argue they entered without a search warrant because of exigent circumstances — specifically out of fear that someone inside might be injured.
Fuhrman briefly interviewed Kato Kaelin, who told him that the Bronco belonged to Simpson and that earlier that night he had heard thumps on his wall.
In a walk around the premises to inspect what may have caused the thumps, Fuhrman discovered a bloody glove; it was later determined to be the matching right hand glove of the one found at the murder scene.
This evidence was determined to be probable cause to issue an arrest warrant for Simpson. Detective Ron Phillips testified that when he called Simpson in Chicago to tell him of his ex-wife's murder, he sounded "very upset" but was oddly unconcerned about the circumstances of her death.
Philips noted that Simpson only asked if the children had seen the murder or Brown's body but was not concerned with the assailant s having harmed his children either.
Detective Lange noticed that Simpson had a cut on a finger on his left hand that was consistent with where the killer was bleeding from and asked Simpson how he got it.
At first, he claimed he cut his finger accidentally while in Chicago after learning of Nicole's death. Lange then informed Simpson that blood was found inside his Bronco at which point Simpson admitted that he did cut his finger the same day as the murders but did not remember how.
He voluntarily gave some of his own blood for comparison with evidence collected at the crime scene and was released. Simpson hired Robert Shapiro on Tuesday, June 14 and he began assembling the Dream Team but noted that an increasingly distraught Simpson had begun treatment for depression.
On Wednesday, June 15, preliminary results from DNA testing came back with matches to Simpson but the District Attorney delayed filing charges until all the results had come back.
On Friday, June 17 detectives recommended that Simpson be charged with two counts of first-degree murder with special circumstance of multiple killings after the final DNA results came back.
Simpson told Shapiro he wanted to surrender himself,  to which the police agreed, believing someone as famous as Simpson would not attempt to flee.
The police even agreed to delay his surrender until 12pm so Simpson could be seen by a mental health specialist after showing signs of suicidal depression; he updated his will, called his mother and children, and wrote three sealed letters: one to his children, another to his mother, and one to the public.
More than 1, reporters waited for Simpson's perp walk at the police station, but he did not arrive as stipulated. Kardashian and Shapiro told Simpson this but when the police arrived an hour later, Simpson was gone along with Al Cowlings.
The three sealed letters he had written were left behind. He wrote to then girlfriend Paula Barbieri "I'm sorry As I leave, you'll be in my thoughts.
The letter concluded, "Don't feel sorry for me. I have had a great life, great friends. Please think of the real O.
Most interpreted this as a suicide note; Simpson's mother Eunice collapsed after hearing it,      and reporters joined the search for Simpson.
At Kardashian's press conference, Shapiro said that he and Simpson's psychiatrists agreed with the suicide note interpretation. Through television, Shapiro appealed to Simpson to surrender.
The police tracked calls placed from Simpson on his cell phone. When she caught up to it, Cowlings yelled out that Simpson was in the back seat of the vehicle and had a gun to his own head.
More than nine news helicopters eventually joined the pursuit; Tur compared the fleet to Apocalypse Now , and the high degree of media participation caused camera signals to appear on incorrect television channels.
I promise" off the air. Just pull over and I'll come out and stand by you all the rest of my life". At Parker Center, officials discussed how to persuade Simpson to surrender peacefully.
Detective Tom Lange, who had interviewed Simpson about the murders on June 13, realized that he had Simpson's cell phone number and called him repeatedly.
A colleague hooked a tape recorder up to Lange's phone and captured a conversation between Lange and Simpson in which Lange repeatedly pleaded with Simpson to "throw the gun out [of] the window" for the sake of his mother and children.
Simpson apologized for not turning himself in earlier that day and responded that he was "the only one who deserved to get hurt" and was "just gonna go with Nicole".
He asked Lange to "just let me get to the house" and said "I need [the gun] for me". Cowlings's voice is overheard in the recording after the Bronco had arrived at Simpson's home surrounded by police pleading with Simpson to surrender and end the chase peacefully.
Los Angeles streets emptied and drink orders stopped at bars as people watched on television. Thousands of spectators and onlookers packed overpasses along the route of the chase, waiting for the white Bronco.
In a festival-like atmosphere, many had signs urging Simpson to flee. Simpson would commit suicide, escape, be arrested, or engage in some kind of violent confrontation.
Whatever might ensue, the shared adventure gave millions of viewers a vested interest, a sense of participation, a feeling of being on the inside of a national drama in the making".
Simpson reportedly demanded that he be allowed to speak to his mother before he would surrender. Shapiro arrived, and Simpson surrendered to authorities a few minutes later.
The Bronco chase, the suicide note, and the items found in the Bronco were not presented as evidence in the criminal trial.
Marcia Clark conceded that such evidence did imply guilt yet defended her decision, citing the public reaction to the chase and suicide note as proof the trial had been compromised by Simpson's celebrity status.
Most of the public, including Simpson's friend Al Michaels ,  interpreted his actions as an admission of guilt yet thousands of people encouraged him to flee prosecution and were sympathetic to his feelings of guilt.
On June 20, Simpson was arraigned and pleaded not guilty to both murders and was held without bail. The following day, a grand jury was called to determine whether to indict him for the two murders but was dismissed on June 23, as a result of excessive media coverage that could have influenced its neutrality.
Instead, authorities held a probable cause hearing to determine whether to bring Simpson to trial. At his second arraignment on July 22, when asked how he pleaded to the murders, Simpson, firmly stated: "Absolutely, one hundred percent, not guilty.
Jill Shively testified to the grand jury that soon after the time of the murders she saw a white Ford Bronco speeding away from Bundy Drive in such a hurry that it almost collided with a Nissan at the intersection of Bundy and San Vicente Boulevard,  and that she recognized Simpson's voice.
The knife was recovered and determined to be similar to the one the coroner said caused the stab wounds. A jailhouse guard, Jeff Stuart, testified to Judge Ito that at one point Simpson yelled to Grier that he "didn't mean to do it," after which Grier had urged Simpson to come clean.
Ito ruled that the evidence was inadmissible as hearsay. At first, Simpson's defense sought to show that one or more hitmen hired by drug dealers had murdered Brown and Goldman — giving Brown a " Colombian necktie " — because they were looking for Brown's friend, Faye Resnick , a known cocaine user who had failed to pay for her drugs.
Ito ruled that the drug killer theory was "highly speculative" with no evidence to support it. Rosa Lopez, a neighbor's Spanish-speaking housekeeper, stated on August 18 that she saw Simpson's Bronco parked outside his house at the time of the murders, supporting his claim he was home that night.
During cross-examination by Clark, Lopez admitted she was not sure what time she saw Simpson's Bronco but the defense still intended to call her.
However, a taped July 29 statement by Lopez did not mention seeing the Bronco but did mention another housekeeper was also there that night, Sylvia Guerra.
When Ito warned the defense that Guerra's claim as well as the earlier statement not mentioning the Bronco and the tape where Clark claims "that [Lopez] is clearly being coached on what to say" will be shown to the jury if Lopez testifies, they dropped her from the witness list.
Simpson wanted a speedy trial , and the defense and prosecuting attorneys worked around the clock for several months to prepare their cases. The trial began on January 24, , and was televised by closed-circuit TV camera via Court TV , and in part by other cable and network news outlets, for days.
Judge Lance Ito presided over the trial in the C. Foltz Criminal Courts Building. District Attorney Gil Garcetti elected to file charges in downtown Los Angeles, as opposed to Santa Monica , in which jurisdiction the crimes took place.
The decision may have impacted the trial's outcome because it resulted in a jury pool that was less educated, had lower incomes, and comprised mostly of African Americans.
Gabriel notes that African Americans, unlike other minorities, are far more likely to be receptive to the claim of racially motivated fraud by the police.
In October , Judge Lance Ito started interviewing prospective jurors, each of whom had to fill out a page questionnaire. On November 3, twelve jurors were seated with twelve alternates.
Over the course of the trial, ten were dismissed for a wide variety of reasons. Only four of the original jurors remained on the final panel.
According to media reports, Clark believed women, regardless of race, would sympathize with the domestic violence aspect of the case and connect with Nicole personally.
On the other hand, the defense's research suggested that black women would not be sympathetic to Nicole, who was white, because of tensions about interracial marriages.
Both sides accepted a disproportionate number of female jurors. From an original jury pool of 40 percent white, 28 percent black, 17 percent Hispanic, and 15 percent Asian, the final jury for the trial had ten women and two men, of whom nine were black, two white and one Hispanic.
It broke the previous record with more than a month left to go. On April 5, , juror Jeanette Harris was dismissed because Judge Ito learned she had failed to disclose an incident of domestic abuse.
Ito then met with the jurors, who all denied Harris's allegations of racial tension among themselves. The following day, Ito dismissed the three deputies anyways, which upset the jurors that didn't complain because the dismissal appeared to lend credence to Harris's allegations, which they all denied.
Ito then ordered them to court and the 13 protesters responded by wearing all black and refusing to come out to the jury box upon arrival.
Clark was designated as the lead prosecutor and Darden became Clark's co-counsel. Prosecutors Hank Goldberg and William Hodgman, who have successfully prosecuted high-profile cases in the past, assisted Clark and Darden.
The prosecution argued that the domestic violence within the Simpson-Brown marriage culminated in her murder. Simpson's then girlfriend, Paula Barbieri, wanted to attend the recital with Simpson but he did not invite her.
After the recital, Simpson returned home to a voicemail from Barbieri ending their relationship. Simpson then drove over to Nicole Brown's home to reconcile their relationship as a result and when Nicole refused, Simpson killed her in a "final act of control.
The prosecution opened its case by calling LAPD dispatcher Sharon Gilbert and playing a four-minute call from Nicole Brown Simpson on January 1, , in which she expressed fear that Simpson would physically harm her and Simpson himself is even heard in the background yelling at her and possibly hitting her as well.
The officer who responded to that call, Detective John Edwards, testified next that when he arrived, a severely beaten Nicole Brown Simpson ran from the bushes where she was hiding and to the detective screaming "He's going to kill me, he's going to kill me," referring to O.
Pictures of Nicole Brown's face from that night were then shown to the jury to confirm his testimony.
That incident led to Simpson's arrest and eventual pleading of no contest to one count of domestic violence for which he received probation. I really don't know about taking that thing.
She tearfully testified to many episodes of domestic violence in the s, when she saw Simpson pick up his wife and hurl her against a wall, then physically throw her out of their house during an argument.
She also testified that Simpson was agitated with Nicole the night of his daughter's dance recital as well, the same night Nicole was murdered.
The prosecution planned to present 62 separate incidents of domestic violence, including three previously unknown incidents Brown had documented in several letters she had written and placed in a safety deposit box.
Judge Ito denied the defense's motion to suppress the incidents of domestic violence but only allowed witnessed accounts to be presented to the jury because of Simpson's Sixth Amendment rights.
The letters Nicole had written and the statements she made to friends and family were inadmissible as hearsay because Brown was dead and unable to be cross-examined by Simpson.
Despite this the prosecution had witnesses for 44 separate incidents they planned to present to the jury.
However, the prosecution dropped the domestic violence portion of their case on June 20, Christopher Darden later confirmed that to be true.
This dismissal of his abusive behavior from a female juror who was also a victim of such abuse by her own husband convinced the prosecution that the jury was not receptive to the domestic violence argument.
The defense retained renowned advocate for victims of domestic abuse, Dr. Lenore E. Walker was dropped from the witness list for "tactical reasons" after she submitted her report on the case.
The revelation of Simpson's abuse of Nicole is credited with turning public opinion against him. Walker was dropped from the defense witness list is credited with transforming public opinion on spousal abuse from a private familial matter to a serious public health issue.
Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran, testified on June 14, that Brown's time of death was estimated as between pm and pm. Simpson was not seen again until pm when he answered the door for the limousine driver, Allan Park.
Allan Park testified on March 28, that he arrived at Simpson's home at pm on the night of the murders and stopped at the Rockingham entrance: Simpson's Bronco was not there.
Park's testimony was significant because it explained the location of the glove found at Simpson's home.
Park said the "shadowy figure" initially approached the front door before heading down the southern walkway which leads to where the glove was found by Fuhrman.
The prosecution believed that Simpson had driven his Bronco to and from Brown's home to commit the murders, saw that Park was there and aborted his attempt to enter through the front door and tried to enter through the back instead.
During cross examination, Park conceded that he could not identify the figure but said he saw that person enter the front door and afterwards Simpson answered and said he was home alone.
Park conceded that he did not notice any cuts on Simpson's left hand but added "I shook his right hand, not his left.
The prosecution presented a total of exhibits, including 61 drops of blood,  of DNA evidence allegedly linking Simpson to the murders. With no witnesses to the crime, the prosecution was dependent on DNA as the only physical evidence linking Simpson to the crime.
Bodziak, testified that the bloody shoe prints found at the crime scene and inside Simpson's Bronco were made from a rare and expensive pair of Bruno Magli Italian shoes.
He determined the shoes were a size 12, the same size that Simpson wears, and are only sold at Bloomingdales. Only 29 pairs of that size were sold in the U.
S and one of them was sold at the same store that Simpson often buys his shoes from. Bodziak also testified that, despite two sets of footprints at the crime scene, only one attacker was present because they were all made by the same shoes.
During cross-examination Bailey suggested the murderer deliberately wore shoes that were the wrong size, which Bodziak dismissed as "ridiculous".
Simpson denied ever owning a pair of those "ugly ass shoes" and there was only circumstantial evidence he did. Although the prosecution could not prove that Simpson owned a pair of those shoes, Bodziak testified that a similar bloody shoeprint print was left on the floor inside Simpson's Bronco.
Scheck suggested that Fuhrman broke into the Bronco and left the footprint there; he produced a photo of Fuhrman walking through a puddle of blood.
Bodziak admitted that he was not able to confirm that the shoe print in the car definitely came from a Bruno Magli shoe, but dismissed Scheck's claim because none of the shoe prints at the crime scene were made by Fuhrman's shoes, making it unlikely he could have made a bloody shoe print in the Bronco.
Simpson hired a team of high-profile defense lawyers, initially led by Robert Shapiro , who was previously a civil lawyer known for settling, and then subsequently by Johnnie Cochran, who at that point was known for police brutality and civil rights cases.
Assisting Cochran were Carl E. Douglas and Shawn Holley. The defense team's reasonable doubt theory was summarized as "compromised, contaminated, corrupted" in opening statements.
Robert Huizenga testified on July 14,  that Simpson was not physically capable of carrying out the murders due to chronic arthritis and old football injuries.
During cross-examination, the prosecution produced an exercise video that Simpson made a few weeks before the murders titled O.
Simpson Minimum Maintenance: Fitness for Men , which demonstrated that Simpson was anything but frail. Huizenga admitted afterwards that Simpson could have committed the murders if he was in "the throes of an adrenaline rush.
Michael Baden , a forensic pathologist, testified on August 10,  and claimed the murders happened closer to pm, which is when Simpson has an alibi.
After the trial, Baden admitted his claim of Goldman's long struggle was inaccurate   and that testifying for Simpson was a mistake.
Gerdes admitted  that Goldman's blood was in Simpson's Bronco  despite Goldman never having an opportunity within his lifetime to be in the Bronco.
Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld argued that the results from the DNA testing were not reliable because the police were "sloppy" in collecting and preserving it from the crime scene.
The prosecution denied that the mistakes made by Fung and Mazzola changed the validity of the results. The contamination claim was made by microbiologist Dr.
John Gerdes. It is chronic in the sense that it doesn't go away. During cross-examination, Dr. Gerdes admitted there was no evidence that cross-contamination had occurred and that he was only testifying to "what might have occurred and not what actually did occur".
He accepted that the victims' blood was in the Bronco and Simpson's blood was at the crime scene and neither was due to contamination.
He also conceded that nothing happened during "packaging and shipping" that would affect the validity of the results at the two consulting labs.
The prosecution implied that Gerdes was not a credible witness: he had no forensic experience and had only testified for criminal defendants in the past and always said the DNA evidence against them was not reliable due to contamination.
Clark also implied that it was not a coincidence that the three evidence items he initially said were valid were the same three the defense claimed were planted while the other 58 were all false positives and the 47 substrate controls, which are used to determine if contamination occurred, were all false negatives.
Henry Lee testified on August 24, and admitted that Gerdes's claim was "highly improbable". Barry Scheck's eight-day cross-examination of Dennis Fung was lauded in the media.
What contamination and degradation will lead you to is an inconclusive result. It doesn't lead you to a false positive. The defense initially only claimed that three exhibits were planted by the police  but eventually argued that virtually all of the blood evidence against Simpson was planted in a police conspiracy.
In closing arguments, Cochran called Fuhrman and Vannatter "twins of deception"  and told the jury to remember Vannatter as "the man who carried the blood"  and Fuhrman as "the man who found the glove.
The only physical evidence offered by the defense that the police tried to frame Simpson was the allegation that two of the DNA evidence samples tested in the case contained the preservative Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid , or EDTA.
Ironically, it was the prosecution who asked to have the samples tested for the preservative, not the defense. In order to support the claim, the defense pointed to the presence of EDTA , a preservative found in the purple-topped collection tubes used for police reference vials, in the samples.
On July 24, , Dr. Fredric Rieders , a forensic toxicologist who had analysed results provided by FBI special agent Roger Martz, testified that the level of EDTA in the evidence samples was higher than that which is normally found in blood: this appeared to support the claim they came from the reference vials.
Rieders to read out loud the portion of the EPA article that stated what the normal levels of EDTA in blood are, which he referenced during his testimony.
Rieders then claimed it was a "typo"   but the prosecution produced a direct copy from the EPA disproving that claim. Rieders the day before.
When the defense accused their own witness of changing his demeanor to favor the prosecution, he replied "I cannot be entirely truthful by only giving 'yes' and 'no' answers".
Martz also tested his own unpreserved blood and got the same results for EDTA levels as the evidence samples, which he said conclusively disproved the claim the evidence blood came from the reference vials.
The defense alleged that Simpson's blood on the back gate at the Bundy crime scene was planted by the police. The blood on the back gate was collected on July 3, , rather than June 13, the day after the murders.
The volume of DNA was so high that the defense conceded that it could not be explained by contamination in the lab, yet noted that it was unusual for that blood to have more DNA on it than the other samples collected at the crime scene, especially since it had been left exposed to the elements for several weeks and after the crime scene had supposedly been washed over.
On March 20, Detective Vannatter testified that he instructed Fung to collect the blood on the gate on June 13 and Fung admitted he had not done so.
The prosecution responded by showing that a different photograph showed that the blood was present on the back gate on June 13 and before the blood had been taken from Simpson's arm.
Barry Scheck alleged the police had twice planted the victims' blood inside Simpson's Bronco. An initial collection was made on June 13; the defense accused Vannatter of planting the victims' blood in the Bronco when he returned to Simpson's home later that evening.
The prosecution responded that the Bronco had already been impounded by the time Vannatter returned and was not even at Rockingham.
The defense alleged that the police had planted Brown's blood on the socks found in Simpson's bedroom. The socks were collected on June 13 and had blood from both Simpson and Brown, but her blood on the socks was not identified until August 4.
He had received both blood reference vials from the victims earlier that day from the coroner and booked them immediately into evidence.
Vannatter then drove back to Rockingham later that evening to hand deliver the reference vial for Simpson to Fung, which the defense alleged gave him opportunity to plant the blood.
Fung testified he could not see blood on the socks he collected from Simpson's bedroom  but the prosecution later demonstrated that those blood stains are only visible underneath a microscope.
Detective Vannatter denied planting Nicole Brown's blood on the socks. The video from Willie Ford indicated that the socks had already been collected and stored in the evidence van before Vannatter arrived and footage from the media cameras present appeared to prove that he never went inside the evidence van when he arrived at Rockingham.
The last exhibit allegedly planted was the bloody glove found at Simpson's property by Detective Mark Fuhrman. Robert Shapiro later admitted he was Toobin's source.
Defense attorney F. Lee Bailey suggested that Fuhrman found the glove at the crime scene, picked it up with a stick and placed it in a plastic bag, and then concealed it in his sock when he drove to Simpson's home with Detectives Lange, Vannatter and Philips.
Bailey suggested that he then planted the glove in order to frame Simpson, with the motive either being racism or a desire to become the hero in a high-profile case.
The prosecution denied that Fuhrman planted the glove. They noted that several officers had already combed over the crime scene for almost two hours before Fuhrman arrived and none had noticed a second glove at the scene.
Detective Lange testified that 14 other officers were there when Fuhrman arrived and all said there was only one glove at the crime scene.
Frank Spangler also testified that he was with Fuhrman for the duration of his time there and stated he would have seen Fuhrman purloin the glove if he had in fact done so.
Clark added that Fuhrman did not know whether Simpson had an alibi, if there were any witnesses to the murders, whose blood was on the glove, that the Bronco belonged to Simpson, or whether Kaelin had already searched the area where the glove was found.
During cross-examination by Bailey,  Fuhrman denied that he had used the word "nigger" to describe African Americans in the ten years prior to his testimony.
The tapes were made between and by screenwriter named Laura Hart McKinny, who had interviewed Fuhrman at length for a Hollywood screenplay she was writing on women police officers.
The Fuhrman tapes became the cornerstone of the defense's case that Fuhrman's testimony lacked credibility. Clark called the tapes "the biggest red herring there ever was.
After McKinny was forced to hand over the tapes to the defense, Fuhrman says he asked the prosecution for a redirect to explain the context of those tapes but the prosecution and his fellow police officers abandoned him after Ito played the audiotapes in open court for the public to hear.
Fuhrman says he instantly became a pariah. On September 6, , Fuhrman was called back to the witness stand by the defense, after the prosecution refused to redirect him, to answer more questions.
The jury was absent but the exchange was televised. Fuhrman, with his lawyer standing by his side and facing the possibility of being charged with Perjury , was instructed by his attorney to invoke the Fifth Amendment to avoid self-incrimination to two consecutive questions he was asked.
Defense attorney Uelmen asked Fuhrman if it was his intention to plead the Fifth to all questions, and Fuhrman's attorney instructed him to reply "yes".
Uelman then briefly spoke with the other members of the defense and said he had just one more question: "Did you plant or manufacture any evidence in this case?
Cochran responded to Fuhrman's pleading the Fifth by accusing the other officers of being involved in a "cover-up" to protect Fuhrman and asked Judge Ito to suppress all of the evidence that Fuhrman found.
Ito denied the request, stating that pleading the fifth does not imply guilt and there was no evidence of fraud.
Cochran then asked that the jury be allowed to hear Fuhrman taking the fifth and again Ito denied his request. Ito also criticized the defense's theory of how Fuhrman allegedly planted the glove stating "it would strain logic to believe that".
On June 15, , Christopher Darden surprised Marcia Clark by asking Simpson to try on the gloves found at the crime scene and his home. The prosecution had earlier decided against asking Simpson to try them on because they had been soaked in blood from Simpson, Brown and Goldman,  and frozen and unfrozen several times.
Instead they presented a witness who testified that Nicole Brown had purchased a pair of those gloves in the same size in at Bloomingdales for Simpson along with a receipt and a photo during the trial of Simpson earlier wearing the same type of gloves.
The leather gloves appeared too tight for Simpson to put on easily, especially over the latex gloves he wore underneath.
Clark claimed that Simpson was acting when he appeared to be struggling to put on the gloves, yet Cochran replied "I don't think he could act the size of his hands.
The prosecution stated they believed the gloves shrank from having been soaked in the blood of the victims. He stated "the gloves in the original condition would easily go onto the hand of someone of Mr.
Simpson's size. After the trial, Cochran revealed that Bailey had goaded Darden into asking Simpson to try on the gloves  and that Shapiro had told Simpson in advance how to give the appearance that they did not fit.
In closing arguments, Darden ridiculed the notion that police officers might have wanted to frame Simpson.
Darden noted the police did not arrest Simpson for five days after the murders. The prosecution told the jury in closing arguments that Fuhrman was a racist, but said that this should not detract from the factual evidence that showed Simpson's guilt.
Clark put emphasis on the physical evidence such as the DNA, the bronco and Simpson's lack of an alibi, while Darden referred to Simpson's relationship with Nicole as a "ticking time bomb" and spoke about how the police had refused to arrest Simpson until Nicole's death despite his physical abuse, stalking and death threats, and Nicole filling a safety deposit box with a will and photographs of previous beatings in case Simpson murdered her.
Cochran compared Fuhrman to Adolf Hitler and referred to him as "a genocidal racist, a perjurer, America's worst nightmare and the personification of evil", and claimed without proof that Fuhrman had single-handedly planted all of the evidence, including the gloves, in an attempt to frame Simpson for the murders based purely on his dislike of interracial couples.
Fears grew that race riots, similar to the riots in , would erupt across Los Angeles and the rest of the country if Simpson were convicted of the murders.
As a result, all Los Angeles police officers were put on hour shifts. The police arranged for more than police officers on horseback to surround the Los Angeles County courthouse on the day the verdict was announced, in case of rioting by the crowd.
President Bill Clinton was briefed on security measures if rioting occurred nationwide. The only testimony the jury reviewed was that of limo driver Park.
An estimated million people worldwide watched or listened to the verdict announcement. Water usage decreased as people avoided using bathrooms.
Supreme Court received a message on the verdict during oral arguments , with the justices quietly passing the note to each other while listening to the attorney's presentation.
Congressmen canceled press conferences, with one telling reporters, "Not only would you not be here, but I wouldn't be here, either.
After the verdict in favor of Simpson, most blacks surveyed said they believed justice had been served, with most claiming that Simpson had been framed and some even suggesting that Mark Fuhrman was the actual killer.
In , FiveThirtyEight reported that most black people now think Simpson committed the murders. Shapiro admitted the defense played the "race card," "from the bottom of the deck.
It was followed by a three-hour tour of Simpson's estate. Simpson was under guard by several officers but did not wear handcuffs; he waited outside the crime scene in and around an unmarked police car and was permitted to enter his house.
Simpson's defense team had switched out his photos of whites for blacks, including switching a picture of a nude Paula Barbieri Simpson's girlfriend at the time, who was white for a Norman Rockwell painting from Cochran's office.
Prosecutors had requested that Ito restrict the tour to only the crime scene for this exact reason, but Ito refused, and came under heavy criticism for allowing the defense to control the trial.
Critics of the jury's not-guilty verdict contended that the deliberation time was unduly short relative to the length of the trial.
Some said that the jurors, most of whom did not have any college education, did not understand the forensic evidence. Three jurors together wrote and published a book called Madam Foreman,  in which they described how their perception of police errors, not race, led to their verdict.
They said that they considered Darden to be a token black assigned to the case by the prosecutor's office. In , Cochran wrote and published a book about the trial.
It was titled Journey to Justice, and described his involvement in the case. He criticized Bailey as a "loose cannon" and Cochran for bringing race into the trial.
Clark published a book about the case titled Without a Doubt She concluded that nothing could have saved her case, given the defense's strategy of highlighting racial issues related to Simpson and the LAPD, and the predominance of blacks on the jury.
In Clark's opinion, the prosecution's factual evidence, particularly the DNA, should have easily convicted Simpson.
That it did not, she says, attests to a judicial system compromised by issues of race and celebrity. Darden published a book about the case called In Contempt He also describes his frustration with a "dysfunctional and uneducated jury" that dismissed Simpson's history of domestic violence as irrelevant and inability to comprehend the DNA evidence in the case.
Darden also describes his initial contact with Fuhrman and his suspicions that he is a racist and his feelings that the prosecution had been "kidnapped by a racist cop" whom they were unable to divorce themselves from.
It also details the candid factors behind Darden's controversial decision for Simpson to try on the infamous glove and the impact it had on the trial's outcome.
Simpson Got Away with Murder. He contended that the note "reeked" of guilt and that the jury should have been allowed to see it. He also noted that the jury was never informed about items found in the Bronco.
The prosecution said that they felt these items of evidence would bring up emotional issues on Simpson's part that could harm their case, despite the fact that the items seemed as though they could be used for fleeing.
Bugliosi also said the prosecutors should have gone into more detail about Simpson's domestic abuse and presented evidence contrary to the defense's assertion that Simpson was a leader in the black community.
Simpson confessed. FOX aired "O. Simpson: The Lost Confession? He starts out adamant -- he was just talking hypothetically, which is weird, because if he didn't do it what's his basis for creating the hypothetical.
Simpson starts by talking about his "friend Charlie" He says Charlie came over to Simpson's home, told him what was going on and Simpson responded, "Whatever is going on it's gotta stop!
Simpson says, hypothetically, he and Charlie drove to Nicole's with a cap, gloves and a knife under the seat and parked in the alley.
Simpson says he walked around the property and Ron Goldman appeared, saying he was at the restaurant where Nicole dined and was returning the sunglasses her mom left behind.
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