April 21, 1996 |
The O.J. Simpson murder case, an aberration in virtually every respect from what happens in the nation's criminal courtrooms every day, has now brought us a commodity almost as rare as a well-financed defense--the sore winner. Robert Shapiro and his colleagues gained an acquittal in the most watched trial in history. Yet, he's not satisfied with legal victory.
July 7, 1994
Al (A.C.) Cowlings, who led police on a nationally televised 60-mile chase with friend O.J. Simpson, has appeared only infrequently in public since then. A week after the chase, he attended a banquet for the adult film industry and was photographed dancing. Reporters outside Men's Central Jail have not seen Cowlings visit Simpson. Cowlings is due in court July 15 to learn if prosecutors will press charges regarding the chase.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1996
Attorneys pressing a lawsuit against O.J. Simpson revealed Wednesday that they will call several of Simpson's friends to the witness stand in an apparent effort to impeach the former football star's testimony. The plaintiffs Wednesday released a list of 32 remaining witnesses they plan to call before wrapping up their side of the case, being tried in the Santa Monica courthouse. The list includes Simpson friends Al "A.C."
February 19, 1995 |
O.J. CITY One week of news, in capsule form, from this, the base camp for the Trial of the Century, the home of America's favorite whodunit, the very center of the Universe of News. Read this, and understand everything of importance--apparently--that happened last week: O. J. SIMPSON JURY TOURS CRIME SCENE O.J. SIMPSON NEIGHBORS COPE WITH 'CIRCUS' O.J. JUROR WEARS 49ER CAP; PROSECUTORS TROUBLED (Prop. 187 ruled unconstitutional) BEFORE TOUR, JUDGE ITO ORDERS PICTURE OF O.J.'
December 16, 1994 |
This year in rock, by most media accounts, pretty much consisted of Kurt Cobain going to his grave, Elvis Presley rolling over in his grave, Trent Reznor wishing he were dead and the kicking of a dead horse at Woodstock II. MTV focuses on Cobain, Reznor and Woodstock (stock having been the operative word there) in the 1994 edition of "The Year in Rock," eulogizing the late Nirvana leader at greatest length but stopping just short of wistfully proclaiming the day the music died.
November 27, 1996 |
O.J. Simpson stepped down from the witness stand Tuesday without ever answering a friendly question, as his lawyer deferred examining him until the defense puts on its case next month. Defense attorney Robert C. Baker had initially told the judge that he had plenty of questions to put to his client as soon as the plaintiffs finished their interrogation. But when his turn came, Baker stood up and announced: "I'm sorry, I've changed my mind. I will call Mr.