OJ and why he was guilty

Essay by PatrickHigh School, 11th gradeA+, December 1996

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This paper attempts to prove that O.J. Simpson is guilty by giving evidence from both sides, and statements made by witnesses.

On June 12, 1994, two people were brutally killed. Those two people were Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Nicole was O.J. Simpson's ex-wife. O.J. was arrested the next day and charged with double homicide.

O.J. pled innocent to murder chargers against him and went to trial in criminal court. The trial lasted a year, and caused worldwide media excitement.

There was so much evidence against him, it seemed almost impossible for him to be that he'd be found innocent. For example, the famous bloody glove found behind the guest house was proven by DNA testing to have O.J.'s blood and hair, Nicole's blood and hair, and Ron's blood and hair. DNA testing is 99.9 percent accurate. Fibers were also found on the glove that came from O.J.'s

shirt and his Bronco(Trudau, 122).

Other evidence included a bloody footprint which matched O.J.'s shoes, blood on O.J.'s Bronco door, on the console, on the interior side of the door, a bloody footprint in the Bronco, bloody socks in O.J.'s house, O.J.'s injured finger, blood found at Nicole's condo that matched O.J.'s, and so on(Posner,64). The defense claimed that the evidence had been planted.

On June 30th, Allen Wattenberg, a knife store owner, testified during the preliminary hearing that O.J. bought a 14-inch Stiletto knife from his store. On June 12, O.J.'s limo driver arrived to drive O.J. to the airport and saw a black man, with the same build as O.J. sprinting across the lawn towards O.J.'s house. Yet when O.J. answered the door, he said he'd been napping(Biema, 56).

O.J. also acted guilty: he wrote a suicide note, and led police on a chase through L.A. that...