Show Me A Hero, And I Will Write You A Tragedy

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“Show me a hero, and I will write you a tragedy” (qtd in “O.J. Simpson”). This quote written by F. Scott Fitzgerald perfectly depicts the fate of O.J. Simpson after he was accused and acquitted of the double murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman on the night of June 12, 1994. O.J. Simpson was born and raised in San Francisco, California where his mother worked as a orderly in a psychiatric ward and his father as a porter in a private club. O.J. Simpson was one of the most sought after football players of all time. Not only was he loved on the football field by millions, but also off the field where he was welcomed with open arms by virtually any group of people. Everybody thought that after O.J.…show more content…
The physical evidence provided by the prosecution during the trial should have clearly shown that O.J. Simpson was guilty of murder. Throughout the trial several pieces of incriminating evidence were shown to the court including; shoes and gloves. To begin, bloody shoeprints were found at the crime scene in front of Nicole Brown Simpson 's house (“List of the Evidence in the O.J. Simpson Double-murder trial.”). These shoe prints were very large in size and they also had a distinct tread pattern to them. The bloody shoe prints identified at the crime scene exactly matched the tread of a size 12 Lorenzo by Bruno Magli shoe that Simpson owned. These shoes were a very rare and expensive Italian-made shoe and were sold at Bloomingdale’s in New York City which O.J. frequented (“List of the Evidence in the O.J. Simpson Double-murder trial.”). The next item of physical evidence shown during the trial was a pair of gloves. A single, cashmere-lined extra large Aris Light leather left glove was discovered outside of Nicole Brown Simpson 's home and the right glove at Simpson 's estate (“The Evidence.”). In 1990, Nicole bought the exact same pair of gloves at Bloomingdales in New York. She purchased a pair of extra large Aris Light gloves and O.J. was frequently spotted wearing them (“The O.J. Simpson Trial: The Incriminating Evidence.”). When O.J. tried on the glove that was found at the
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