The People Of The State Of California Vs Orenthal James Simpson

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The People of the State of California v. Orenthal James Simpson was the most publicized case in US history, and was the longest trial ever held in California, even exceeding the Manson Family trial of the 1970’s. It is no wonder that it became the “Trial of the Century,” considering O.J. Simpson’s high-profile status. He was a professional football star turned sports broadcaster, and even starred as the spokesperson for Hertz Rental Cars and appeared in some movies. He was the nation’s top college football player in 1968, and was one of the best running backs of all-time. Although his career with the Buffalo Bills was extremely successful, the nightmare that followed could have never been predicted. In 1994 (at age 47), O.J. Simpson was accused of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson (35), and her friend Ronald Goldman (25), with a knife in front of Nicole’s Brentwood California home, at 875 S. Bundy Drive. It happened after 10 p.m. on the 12th of June. At 11:15 p.m., O.J. Simpson suspiciously left the scene of the crime in a limousine, and ceaselessly complained about how hot he was, although the car was air-conditioned. At 11:45 p.m., Simpson caught an American Airlines flight (#688) to Chicago.

At 10:35 p.m., screenwriter Steven Schwab was taking his dog for a stroll when he found Nicole Brown Simpson’s Akita (named Kato after her friend and aspiring actor Brian Jerard “Kato” Kaelin) roaming the streets with bloody paws and no dog-tags. At 11:40 p.m., Schwab’s neighbor Sukru Boztepe arrived home to find Schwab with Kato. Boztepe agreed to keep the dog overnight in order to take him to an animal shelter in the morning. This plan was unsuccessful due to the fact Kato was excessively restless, so Boztepe decided to search for his owner.
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At 12:00 a.m., the Akita lead Boztepe and his wife, Bettina Rasmussen, to Nicole Brown Simpson’s gated condo. Boztepe saw a body on the walkway, covered in blood, and turned around and woke up a neighbor who called for help. At 12:09 a.m., Officer Robert Riske responded to the emergency call. He was then directed to the body, and found two victims -- Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. Nicole had her throat slashed, along with four wounds in the left side of her neck, and three stabs in the back of her head. Her dress was ripped and her hands were bloody. Most importantly, she died with her hands in a defensive position. One may only assume from this that she was trying to protect herself from an attacker. Ronald Goldman’s neck had been slashed several times on both sides, and he was stabbed three times in his chest, once in his stomach, and once in his thigh. His hands were cut various times as well, also indicative of self-defense.

It was as though the attacker did not go through any trouble to hide the evidence, which was left right at Ronald Goldman’s feet. This of course led some people to suspect that O.J. Simpson might have actually been framed by the LAPD...

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