October 5, 1995
Computer-assisted number crunching reveals the following updated facts from the caseof the People of the State of California vs. Orenthal James Simpson: Number of times they spoke in court Marcia Clark: 37,000 Johnnie L. Cochran: 33,000 Christopher A. Darden: 15,000 Robert L. Shapiro: 12,000 **** Number of times word was used: Blood: 15,000 Glove: 13,000 DNA: 10,000 **** Objections: Overruled: 9,000 Sustained: 7,000 Kardashian and the luggage O.J.
March 21, 1995
Some of the key events Monday in the O.J. Simpson murder trial: * SUMMARY: Simpson attorney Robert L. Shapiro had his client display the middle finger of his left hand to the jury, a request that appeared to take Simpson by surprise but that brought him in close contact with the panel for the second time since the trial began. In testimony, prosecutors concluded their questioning of Detective Philip L. Vannatter and Shapiro began his cross-examination.
March 2, 1995
Some of the key events Wednesday in the O.J. Simpson murder trial: * SUMMARY: Superior Court Judge Lance A. Ito dismissed the fourth juror from the case, an African American courier from Long Beach who was replaced by a white woman from the San Gabriel Valley. In court, defense lawyers admitted that they had failed to turn over evidence in a timely way, but said their failure was a mistake, not an intent to defy Ito's orders.
February 5, 1997
"All of them whites, they'd like to see him crawl on the ground. He could have got a better trial in Mississippi." --Lee Johnson, an 80-year-old retired construction worker "I think it's a waste of time and I'm so glad I'm one of the few people who don't care. We have the State of the Union tonight and we're talking about Simpson." --Donald Whitehead, a postal worker stopping for a doughnut in South-Central Los Angeles "It should have happened the first time."
March 23, 1996 |
Brian "Kato" Kaelin said during a televised interview Friday that he believes O.J. Simpson killed his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson. Last month, Kaelin told attorneys pressing wrongful death lawsuits against Simpson that Nicole Simpson thought the former football star would kill her. But Kaelin's comments Friday marked the first time he has publicly stated that he believes Simpson murdered her.
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May 17, 1991 |
Pressing for a rapid conclusion to the "39th and Dalton" trial, attorneys representing three Los Angeles police officers rested their case Thursday after only one defense witness testified. When the prosecutor, Christopher A. Darden, announced Wednesday that he was resting his case, "my feeling was he just threw in the towel," said defense lawyer Barry Levin, who represents Capt. Thomas Elfmont. By that time, Darden had called 25 witnesses.
May 12, 1995 |
Superior Court Judge Lance A. Ito has tried again and again to control the courtroom behavior of lawyers in the murder trial of O.J. Simpson. He has scolded them in front of the jury and has spelled out his rules of decorum in painstaking detail. But Thursday, his response to yet another outburst was to slam his hands down on his desk, glare and take some money out of their pockets. When defense lawyer Peter Neufeld and Deputy Dist. Atty.
April 12, 1995 |
He designed the 1970 "Charlie's Angels" mane of Farrah Fawcett and created the famous "frump" cut for Diane Keaton in the movie "Annie Hall." Now Allen Edwards' scissors have once again sliced a place for him in the limelight--this time for the new hairstyle of O.J. Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark, who returned to court Tuesday with a darker, straighter shag.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1995 |
Just as the circus has its sideshows, so the Simpson trial has its sidebars. A transcript of one released Wednesday throws new light on a pair of this week's continuing dramas. One has to do with the jurors' choice of literature, in this case John Grisham's best-selling novel "The Rainmaker," which includes an incident of domestic violence. During a bench conference on the matter Tuesday, Superior Court Judge Lance A. Ito said to defense attorney Johnnie L. Cochran Jr.