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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1994
The freeway pursuit of O.J. Simpson was the most surreal event I've ever seen--especially watching the throngs of people who were lined up for miles, waving signs and cheering him on. Like so many other people, I am shocked by this situation and firmly believe that O.J. is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. But if convicted, this guy will be found guilty of crimes that are no less brutal and appalling than anything the Manson family did....
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
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."
July 9, 1994
DATEBOOK: A review of some key dates in the double murder case involving O.J. Simpson: June 12: Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman are killed on this night. June 13: Bodies of the two victims are discovered after midnight. Simpson returns from a Chicago business trip and is questioned by police, then released. June 17: Murder charges are filed against Simpson. He does not turn himself in as arranged, and police declare him a fugitive.
February 9, 1995
Some of the key events Wednesday in the Simpson murder trial: * SUMMARY: In court, witnesses testified about seeing and hearing a barking dog on the night of the murders, and Superior Court Judge Lance A. Ito ordered O.J. Simpson's first wife to testify if prosecutors want to call her to the stand.