Trial of O.J.Simpson

2140 Words Nov 27th, 2013 9 Pages
Courtroom TV Paper: OJ Simpson Trial
Team C: Dwana Harris, Ian Mcguire, Ryan Raeffer, Andrew Cantrell, Renel Philippe, Aaron Pena
CJA/224
October 7, 2013
Lou Wittmer

Introduction The double-murder trial of O.J. Simpson is surely one that will live in infamy. From the controversial “If the glove doesn’t fit, you must acquit” phrase coined by his superstar attorney Johnnie Cochran to the jaw-dropping verdict of not guilty this case has made its mark in history. In 1994 Nicole Brown-Simpson and Ronald Goldman were found stabbed to death. With no other obvious suspects, Brown-Simpson’s husband Orenthal James Simpson became the object of law enforcement’s suspicion and was charged with the murders. The case was brought to trial
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O. J. was hiding in the backseat with a gun to his head waiting to take his life while his friend was driving with tons of police cars and helicopters following close behind. This action displayed to most people that Simpson had a guilty mind after committing such a horrific crime. The prosecutor had to prove that all three factors of the specific elements apply beyond a reasonable doubt. “In order for a person to be found guilty of a crime they must have purposely caused the death of a human being and have done so with a stable state of mind. Some of the key elements that were in favor of the prosecutor included DNA at the crime scene. The case also presented several key elements that favored the defense attorney and team. These included the glove behind the guest house that was found by detectives and said to be bloody. The defense believed it was planted by Detective Mark Fuhrman, a racist cop trying to frame Simpson and was also convinced that the blood on the glove may have been planted by police. "The defense team gloated that the evidence gloves did not fit and that the hair analysis was not sophisticated enough to be trusted." (USA Today, 1996).
Is there sufficient evidence to believe the defendant guilty of this crime beyond a reasonable doubt? There were no eyewitnesses to the murder and no weapon was ever found. The defense was somehow able to discredit all of the evidence

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