CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1994 |
Calls to a hot line created for tipsters with possible leads in the O.J. Simpson murder case have dropped off so precipitously in recent weeks that his attorneys have decided for now to pull the plug on the highly publicized effort, members of Simpson's defense camp said Wednesday. "Like anything, the initial impact was the biggest," said Robert L. Shapiro, one of Simpson's attorneys. "Since then, it's worn off some."
June 19, 1994 |
The man at O.J. Simpson's side as he threatened suicide and led police on a bizarre, two-county chase--lifelong friend Al Cowlings--was alternately described Saturday as a hero who saved the celebrity's life and a potentially dangerous meddler who helped him avoid arrest. Observers ranging from ordinary people to medical experts credited Cowlings--widely known as "A.C."
July 15, 1994 |
Caught between competing interests and faced with daunting legal complexities, prosecutors for a third straight day put off a decision Thursday about whether to charge Al Cowlings with a crime for his role in O.J. Simpson's bizarre trek on Southern California freeways last month. Even though Cowlings, a lifelong friend and former teammate of Simpson's, is expected in court today, district attorney's officials said they plan to ask for more time to investigate the possible case against him.
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.
July 29, 1994 |
A close friend of O.J. Simpson who was arrested last month on charges of harboring the famed athlete during his six-hour disappearance will not face criminal charges, at least for now, prosecutors announced Thursday. "The district attorney's office has determined that further investigation is required to make a decision on whether to file criminal charges against Allen Cowlings," a statement released by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1994 |
Escalating their attack on the prosecution team in the O.J. Simpson murder trial, defense attorneys said Tuesday that they have filed a motion asking Superior Court Judge Lance A. Ito to remove one of the government lawyers from the case. The motion was filed late Monday under seal, but Simpson's attorneys said outside court Tuesday that they are seeking the removal of Deputy Dist. Atty. Christopher A. Darden, who was added to the Simpson prosecution team last week.
November 15, 1997
J.A. Adande's testimonial to Charles Barkley [Nov. 7] is tantamount to Al Cowlings testifying on behalf of O.J. BILLY FAIX Santa Barbara I can hardly wait for Mr. Adande's next piece on the framing of O.J. or Shaq's "tough-love" technique. CHARLES G. GALLAHER Long Beach
June 16, 2010 |
"June 17, 1994" is Brett Morgen's tone-poem documentary about a day in the life of American sports and heroes of sport. It was the day that Arnold Palmer played his final, fraught round at a U.S. Open, the day the World Cup began in Chicago, that the New York Rangers got a ticker-tape parade for winning the Stanley Cup, that the Knicks and the Rockets played the fifth game of the NBA finals. Most famously, it was the day that, with former teammate Al Cowlings at the wheel, O.J. Simpson, charged with the murder of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, took his slow ride around the freeways of Southern California in a white Ford Bronco, holding a gun to his head.
February 5, 1997 |
They didn't get Mark Fuhrman's voice spitting out racial epithets on tape. Or Denise Brown sobbing on the witness stand. They didn't hear testimony about O.J. Simpson's dark dreams. Or learn that he suffers from hobbling arthritis. Instead, they learned that an FBI agent, supposedly objective, put a framed picture of Fred and Kim Goldman on his desk. And that retired detectives signed book deals. They heard--though they were told to forget it--that O.J. Simpson flunked a lie detector test.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1996
Facing growing legal costs, relatives of murder victim Ronald L. Goldman have sent out a national fund-raising letter asking for help in financing their wrongful death lawsuit against O.J. Simpson. The four-page letter, signed by Goldman's parents and siblings, requests contributions to cover enormous costs. "Although, frankly, our family is not accustomed to nor comfortable with asking others for help," the letter reads, " . . . we will need outside financial support to carry on."