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October 10, 1995
In Wednesday's Editions: The last of four special sections on the legacy of the Simpson trial explores the ways the case touched the lives of so many ordinary people.
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December 12, 1996 | BILL BOYARSKY
It looked so familiar--the gloves, the stocking cap, the black defendant, claiming his innocence against the testimony of a white cop who some jurors had trouble believing. But this wasn't the O.J. Simpson trial that we jurors were hearing in Department M of the Santa Monica courthouse. We were called on to judge the case of the People vs.
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NEWS
October 11, 1995
There were innocent bystanders whose lives intersected with O.J. Simpson's for a matter of minutes in some cases--the limo driver, the man who sold him a knife. There were the craftier ones who enriched themselves--the house guest, the guy who rushed out the O.J. watch whose second hand was a Bronco being chased by police. And there were those whom the phenomenon engulfed like a cyclone of fame, spinning them into the limelight and then dumping them, in shock, back into obscurity.
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October 11, 1995 | JUANITA DARLING
Without a cause or career to promote, Rosa Lopez epitomizes the reluctant overnight celebrity. "I do not want an interview with anyone," Lopez said before slamming the door of the modest concrete-block home she shares with her sister's family in eastern El Salvador. "I am tired of reporters, of listening to them and having them write about me." Until she told a defense investigator that she saw O.J.
NEWS
October 8, 1995
Of all the institutions subjected to the microscopic attention that the Simpson case brought with it, the Los Angeles County coroner's office was among the most maligned. Some public officials and forensic pathology experts say the double murder case exposed serious gaps in the credibility and competence of the 166-person, $12-million department, which is charged with the thankless job of investigating, classifying and clearing roughly 19,000 deaths a year. At the very least, many observers came away from the trial believing that the coroner had bungled the autopsies of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman.
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