The Case Of O.j. Simpson

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The Unfolding Case of O.J. Simpson
Rachel S. Hillyard
Utah State University

The unsolved murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald L. Goldman has become one of the most discussed cases in all of history. Orenthal James “O.J.” Simpson, the formal professional football player and the ex-husband of Nicole Brown has always been the main suspect in this case. Although found not guilty by the jury, many still believe he was the killer. In this paper, we will discuss in great detail the events that took place at the time of the murder, as well as why or why not O.J. is guilty. If O.J. isn’t guilty, who could have been the mastermind behind these murders?
The Unfolding Case of O.J. Simpson
O.J. Simpson was born July 9, 1947 in San
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was scheduled to leave on a plane for Chicago at 11:45pm.
- 10:40pm Kaelin heard three loud thumps on the outside wall of the guest house.
- 10:40 -10:55pm Allan Park buzzes O.J.’s intercom several times with on answer.
- 10:58pm Allan Park sees a shadowy figure. When asked to describe this figure, he says the person was about 6 feet tall and approximately 200 pounds walking across the driveway towards the house.
- 11:00pm Allan Park tries buzzing O.J.’s intercom again and this time O.J. answers. O.J. tells the driver that he had overslept and had just gotten out of the shower.
- 11:45pm O.J. departs on an American Airlines flight to Chicago.
- 12:10am the bodies of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald L. Goldman are discovered outside of her townhome stabbed to death.

The Days After
At around 5:00am the detectives on the case arrive at O.J.’s home. The evidence found at the scene of the crime was a bloody glove and a dark grey knitted hat said to have been left by the killer, and bloody footprint in the driveway of O.J.’s estate. Immediately after O.J.’s flight lands in Chicago, Detective Ron Phillips informs him that his ex-wife is dead. O.J.’s first response: “Who killed her?”
Upon arriving home from Chicago, O.J. was immediately taken into custody by LAPD where he was then questioned for three hours but was later released. On June 17, 1994 O.J. was charged with two accounts of murder but instead of calmly
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