The O. J. Simpson double murder case, also titled “People of the State of California v. Orenthal James Simpson was a trial in which James O.J Simpson, a former National Football League player was convicted at the Los Angeles County Superior Court of two murder offenses on June 12, 1994. He was accused of killing his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, a restaurant waiter at Mezzaluna. The trial spans for a period of eight months. The opening statements were read on January 23, 1995, whereas the verdict, which left Simpson a free man, was declared on October 3, 1995. “The Trial of The Century,” as it is commonly known, has been described as the most publicized trial in history. However, before Simpson could be arrested and prosecuted, they had to go through an investigation process with the implementation of some techniques used by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) as this essay illustrates.
Merits: The respondent, Daniel Murphy, was convicted by a jury in an Oregon court of the second-degree murder of his wife. The victim died by strangulation in her home in the city of Portland, and abrasions and lacerations were found on her throat. There was no sign of a break-in or robbery. Word of the murder was sent to the estranged husband, Daniel Murphy. Upon receiving the message, Murphy promptly telephoned the Portland police and voluntarily came into Portland for questioning. Shortly after the respondent’s arrival at the station house, where he was met by retained counsel, the
Nicole had been stabbed numerous times in the head and neck, there were also defensive wounds found on her hands. In the article, “O.J. Simpson crime scene photos: Warning Graphic Images ” an autopsy report revealed how Nicole and her friend Ronald’s bodies were found. In the article it states that Nicole , “...had an incised wound of neck... Incisions, left and right internal jugular veins. Transection of thyrohyoid membrane epiglottis, and hypopharynx. Incision into cervical spine. Multiple stab wounds of neck and scalp (total of 7)... injuries of hands, including incised wound, right finger of right hand (defensive wounds). Scalp bruise, right parietal.” The article also described Ronald’s body: “...found with a sharp force wound of neck,
The book that I am going to introduce is Outrage: The Five Reasons Why O.J. Got Away With Murder, written by Vincent Bugliosi, and was published on June 17, 1996. We all know that Nichole Simpson and Ronald Goldman were stabbed to death and their bodies were discovered on June 12, 1994 early morning. It was said that after a car chase, O.J. was found with $9,000 I cash, his passport, disguise, and a gun. O.J. Simpson who is her ex-husband was acquitted October 3, 1995, for their deaths in a trial that riveted the nation and divided people along racial differences. In 1997, he was ordered to pay a little over $33 million for their deaths. O.J. Simpson is still serving time in prison for things like kidnapping, robbery, burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, and numerous other charges. Mr. Bugliosi sums up five reason why the case was lost. Those five can be labeled as the jury, the change in venue or settings, the judge allowing the defense to play the race card, the stupidity of the prosecution throughout the trial, and lastly the summation of what should really have been done. But in honesty when the media started reporting about this case it was already falling apart.
A crime being committed is the first event to initiate our criminal justice system. On June 12th 1994 a double murder was reported at the residence of Nicole Brown Simpson the ex-wife of the then beloved Orenthal James (OJ) Simpson. It was discovered that Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman had been brutally murdered and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) began their investigation, this being the second step in our criminal justice system.
Through mistakes made within the investigative process of the case, the outcome of the case was affected. On the collection of evidence many pieces were contaminated causing flaws in this evidence. When packaging blood swabs the cotton swatches used were packed in plastic bags and then left in a hot truck. This blood was also contaminated as the technician who handled it still had the blood voluntarily given by Simpson on his gloves (Jones, 2009). Degradation of missed blood, which was left for three weeks after the initial run through, may have turned unusable by the time investigators examined it. It was weeks after finding the socks at O.J. Simpson’s house that the police noted the blood on them. Destruction of evidence may have been caused through the bodies not being taken to be autopsied till 10 hours after they were found. During evidence collection the majority was compiled by a Junior Detective, who was taped dropping blood swabs as well as wiping tweezers with dirty hands, this made the evidence highly contaminated (Deutsch, 1995). To conceal the body of Nicole Simpson a police officer place a blanket over the body, this was done to
The information and evidence in the murder of Jon Benet Ramsey leave a lot of unanswered questions out there on who did and who did not commit this murder and sexual assault. Not all of this information that was provided to the public is correct. The information that has been released in the past showed inaccuracies in vital parts of the information in the case of Jon Benet.
The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime story is a very popular show in our pop culture. Although the show is based on the real life events that occurred back in 1994 when O.J. Simpson was accused for the murders of his ex wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. In 1995 he was trialed and acquitted of both murders. The series recreates what they called the, ‘trail of the century’. The O.J. Simpson was one of the few famous trials that were televised. The actors and actresses that play the roles of the prosecution team, as well as the defense team go based on what occurred, although they strip up drama and intense to keep it entertaining for their viewers.
This report will follow the case of Orenthal James “O.J.” Simpson. Born in San Francisco, California, July 9th 1947, Simpson is a retired American football player, actor and broadcaster. On midnight of June 12, 1994, in Los Angeles, California, Ronald Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson were discovered murdered outside in the Brentwood area, outside of Nicole Brown’s residence. Wounds were found on the hands of Brown’s hands as an attempt of defence, with multiple stab wounds in the neck and head. The first victim, 35-year-old Nicole Brown Simpson, was a Beverly Hills nightclub, waitress, the Daisy, where she met O.J. Simpson. At the time she was 18 whilst Simpson was 30. They began living together when she was 19. Married February 2, 1985, and
Was he really that innocent? Is the question we all ask ourselves when it comes to the murder of Nicole. No one really knows a person until they witness what ticks them. On June 12, 1994 we got to know what really ticked O.J.. Many perceive him as nothing but a good man and a great athlete, but is he really that great of man ? As for his trial of the murders he was suspected to be not guilty. There was so much evidence that pointed to him. There were so many motives as to why he would want his ex-wife dead and on one night he might of finally snapped and killed her. With all this evidence appearing was O.J. really that innocent ?
The purpose of this paper is to discuss and analyze the practices conducted by law enforcement during the investigation of the murder of Ashley Smith. The following pages will discuss the crime scene investigation, the evidence collection, the investigative steps following the initial crime scene investigation, the interviews of witnesses and suspects, and other strategies performed by the acting case investigators. Constitutional challenges have surfaced regarding specific pieces of critical evidence and a section of this paper will analyze the admissibility of this evidence. Lastly this case’s law enforcement processes will be contrasted with textbook processes in an effort to determine the validity of the case’s outcome.
Their first set of evidence, and possibly the best part of attaching the three to each other that night, was the blood. There were approximately 22 submissions of blood evidence found at the Bundy Condo (murder scene), Rockingham (Simpson's residence), and in the Bronco (Simpson's vehicle). All of which were a match to either Brown, Goldman, Simpson, or a mixture of the three. All figures of the blood samples were found in the testimonies of Dr. Robin Cotton, laboratory director at Cellmark Diagnostics Inc. and Gary Sims, senior criminalist with the California Department of Justice DNA laboratory (Toobin).
Most crimes now-a-days just get swept under the rug. Unless there is public outcry or the media decides that it can benefit their company. Then there is Orenthal James Simpson aka “O.J. Simpson”. Former 1968 Heisman trophy winner, and 1985 NFL Hall of Famer inductee. All those accolades didn’t do anything to help him on June 12, 1994 when Simpson’s wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman were found murdered at the Simpson household in Brentwood, California. O.J. was charged with both their deaths, he later would be acquitted of all charges. His lawyer was Robert Kardashian the father of Kim Kardashian.
It was a whirlwind that morning of June 13th. Simpson sat in the car on the way to his Rockingham estate after learning someone murdered his ex-wife, Nicole Brown. A million thoughts were swimming in his head, giving him a dull headache. What am I going to do with the bag? How many newspapers have my name attached to the word Murderer? Jesus Christ man. He raised his head up and looked at the window to see a sea of police cars and paparazzi parked outside of his house. The car pulled to a stop, and Simpson hopped out and followed the cops to the backyard.