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July 3, 1994 | CARLA HALL and GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Maybe it's Hollywood's fault or maybe it's our own, but when a murder involves the rich or famous, everyone has a scenario. And we think we recognize the players. No wonder, then, that so many jumped to conclusions about Ronald Lyle Goldman as soon as the body of the handsome 25-year-old was discovered near that of Nicole Brown Simpson early one morning last month outside her Brentwood condominium. He was a waiter and sometime model.
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NATIONAL
November 26, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS - Disgraced athlete O.J. Simpson on Tuesday was denied a new trial on his 2008 convictions for robbery and kidnapping in Las Vegas, which sent him to prison for up to 33 years. Clark County District Judge Linda Marie Bell ruled that for now, the 66-year-old will have to remain behind bars. Simpson, who will be 70 before he is eligible for parole, had sought a new trial, claiming incompetent legal counsel. "We're obviously very disappointed in the judge's decision," said Osvaldo Fumo, one of Simpson's attorneys.
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NEWS
June 13, 1995 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like mourners at a wake, we glide silently into two empty rows of the courtroom's spectator section, our eyes drawn immediately to the eight large charts set up on easels several feet in front of us. There, on bright azure backgrounds below titles such as "Sharp Force Injuries to Left Flank, Left Thigh and Right Chest of Mr. Goldman," is the forensic record of the slayings of Ronald Lyle Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson.
NATIONAL
November 26, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS -- Disgraced athlete O.J. Simpson on Tuesday was denied a new trial on his 2008 convictions for robbery and kidnapping in Las Vegas, which sent him to prison for up to 33 years. Clark County District Judge Linda Marie Bell ruled that for now, the 66-year-old will have to remain behind bars. Simpson, who will be 70 before he is eligible for parole, had sought a new trial, claiming incompetent legal counsel. "We're obviously very disappointed in the judge's decision," said Osvaldo Fumo, one of Simpson's attorneys.
NEWS
June 15, 1994 | MATTHEW MOSK and CARLA HALL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Life for Ronald Lyle Goldman was a nonstop merry-go-round of working out at a trendy gym, serving dinner at a trendy restaurant and dancing at trendy nightclubs, those who knew him said Tuesday. He had model good looks, a body sculpted by daily weightlifting sessions and tennis, and a magnetic personality that friends said made them want to hang around him, just to see what he would be up to next.
NEWS
June 15, 1994 | MATTHEW MOSK and CARLA HALL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
He had model good looks, a body sculpted by weightlifting and tennis, and a magnetic personality that made friends want to hang around him just to see what he would be up to next. On the surface, it seemed that Ronald Lyle Goldman was living the exciting celebrity-centered life that draws good-looking young people to Los Angeles from across the country to hover at the fringes of Hollywood as waiters, tennis coaches and fitness trainers.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 2000 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Each year around this time, television networks conclude their long and frenetic scramble to discover the next hit show. But one program to emerge from this process has never been broadcast--even though executives were certain it would have rivaled the Super Bowl as a prime-time attraction, out-rating "Friends" and "ER" combined. The program is "Frogmen," and in a business desperate for hits it remains an anomaly--the blockbuster no one saw.
NEWS
March 12, 1995
I consider "Cirque du O.J" in "Laugh Lines" to be in extremely poor taste. The murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are not joke material. BETSY JOHNSON, North Hollywood
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 2001
A state appeals panel Friday denied O.J. Simpson's attempt to reverse the $33.5-million wrongful-death judgment against him in the 1994 deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman. The 2nd District Court of Appeal found unanimously that "the trial court did not err, and the compensatory and punitive damages are not excessive." Simpson, who was acquitted in 1995 in a Los Angeles criminal trial, was found liable for the deaths in a 1997 civil trial in Santa Monica.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A federal judge Wednesday refused to hear a lawsuit filed by the father of murder victim Ronald Goldman seeking money paid to O.J. Simpson for his book "If I Did It." Simpson was acquitted in October 1995 of murdering Nicole Brown Simpson, his former wife, and her friend Goldman. But a civil jury later returned a $33.5-million judgment against Simpson, ruling that he was liable to the victims' families for their wrongful deaths. They have not received substantial money.
NATIONAL
July 31, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS -- For the first time in a long while, O.J. Simpson got a bit of favorable legal news Wednesday when Nevada officials granted him parole on several of his 2008 convictions for kidnapping and armed robbery stemming from his attempt to retrieve sports memorabilia. But the disgraced former Heisman Trophy winner and USC running back still faces at least four more years in prison on sentences that were ordered to run consecutively. The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners noted in its decision Simpson's "positive institutional record" and his participation in addressing his "behavior that led to incarceration.
NATIONAL
July 25, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
O.J. Simpson, the former football superstar who has become just as well-known for his twists and turns through the criminal justice system, said he regrets the crime that put him into a Nevada jail cell. Speaking to Nevada parole officials from prison Thursday, Simpson, 66, said he's been a model prisoner and asked for leniency. Parole officials are expected to rule on the request by next week, spokesman David Smith told the Los Angeles Times. Simpson has been at Lovelock Correction Center, about 90 miles from Reno, since 2008, when he was sentenced to up to 33 years on a variety of charges stemming from what he said was an attempt to regain his sports memorabilia from dealers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
Like almost everyone besides the Brown and Goldman families, I spend no time thinking about O.J. Simpson and his starring role in one of the most painful chapters in Los Angeles criminal history. His acquittal at the end of a traumatic 1995 murder trial featuring a defense “dream team” that ran roughshod over subpar prosecutors, was followed in 1997 by a civil trial in which he was found liable for the deaths of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend, Ronald Goldman.
NATIONAL
May 15, 2013 | By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times
LAS VEGAS - On this day, there was no Johnnie Cochran. There was no brash fist-pumping former Heisman Trophy winner in a tailored suit hugging his lead defense attorney after beating murder charges in a California courtroom. After a nearly five-year absence, in which he was locked away in a northern Nevada prison cell, O.J. Simpson returned to the public spotlight Wednesday. The 65-year-old fallen football star, once known for his manic bursts of speed on the field, has been in scores of end zones, TV commercials, movie trailers and two well-publicized Los Angeles court trials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 2012 | By Garrett Therolf, Los Angeles Times
Philip Vannatter, the Los Angeles police detective who led the investigation of the 1994 slayings of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, has died. Vannatter died of complications from cancer Friday in Santa Clarita, his wife, Rita, said. He was 70. "He was a real blue-collar detective," O.J. Simpson prosecutor Christopher Darden said in an emotional interview Sunday. "He did his job the best he could and he was a fine detective, one of the best. " Vannatter was among the first detectives to arrive at former football star Simpson's mansion in June 1994 after the stabbing deaths of Simpson's ex-wife, Nicole, and her friend, Goldman.
SPORTS
July 12, 2011 | By Douglas Farmer
As Roger Clemens watches jury selection for his perjury trial this week, America prepares for another rendition of its real-life theater: sports figures on trial. Two high-profile cases in the 1990s put the spotlight on the public disciplining of sports legends: O.J. Simpson's 1995 criminal trial, in which the Hall of Fame running back was found not guilty of murdering his former wife and her friend, and heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson's conviction on rape charges in 1992.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 1996 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
O.J.'s Story for Rent: If you didn't want to fork out $30 to purchase "O.J. Simpson: The Interview," you now have the option of shelling out $3 to rent the 2 1/2-hour tape, in which Simpson tells his side of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. York Home Video, a small company that mainly distributes straight-to-video movies, acquired the distribution rights from producer Tony Hoffman in late February. President Tanya York says the firm shipped 7,000 copies to stores in the U.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Oprah Winfrey says she won't buy or read the O.J. Simpson book, "If I Did It," but she helped promote it Thursday by having the father and sister of Ronald Goldman on her TV talk show. Fred Goldman and his daughter, Kim, said that by seizing control of the book, they are punishing the man they believe murdered their loved one. Simpson was acquitted in 1995 of killing his ex-wife, Nicole, and her friend Ron.
NATIONAL
October 23, 2010 | By Ashley Powers, Los Angeles Times
A Nevada Supreme Court panel on Friday denied O.J. Simpson's appeal of his armed robbery and kidnapping convictions, finding his arguments that nearly every phase of the trial was flawed "without merit. " Simpson's legal team vowed to fight the decision. "This is not the end of the game," said attorney Malcolm LaVergne. "I'm not comfortable with the decision at all. " Separately, the three-justice panel ordered a new trial for Simpson codefendant Clarence "C.J. " Stewart.
OPINION
October 7, 2008
Re "Simpson guilty on all counts," Oct. 4 Kudos to the Nevada judicial system. The entire O.J. Simpson trial took about three weeks to complete. The jury deliberated only one day. The judge was a no-nonsense jurist who kept the lawyers in check and kept sidebar conferences and objections to a minimum. I have served on many juries in Los Angeles County, where jurors are lucky if they hear more than two to three hours of testimony a day and cases are usually bogged down with objections and sidebar conferences.
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