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Did O.J. Simpson murder his wife and her friend?

O.J. Simpson was acquitted in 1995 of murdering his wife and friend in a protracted trial that received widespread media attention due to Simpson's celebrity status. To this day America is divided as to whether he was guilty, with many feeling that justice was not served.

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Timothy Lynch    Criminal Justice Analyst
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In truth, Simpson walked because the government prosecutors -- Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden -- were incompetent. ... To deflect attention away from their poor performance, the prosecutors have since embraced the myth that Johnnie Cochran worked some kind of magic that got 12 people to disregard the facts of the case. The myth has become entrenched because it works to the benefit of all of the key players: the defense lawyers, the prosecutors, and the trial judge.
06 Oct 2003    Source


Vincent Bugliosi    Trial Lawyer, Author
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The suicide note reeked, I mean reeked, with guilt. The slow-speed chase: Found in Simpson's possession was a gun, changes of clothing, $8000 in cash that A.C. Cowlings said Simpson had given him just before they stopped. This all reeked of Simpson's guilt. ... He admitted dripping blood on his estate the night of the murders [yet] said he had no idea how he had been cut. ... When I used the term incompetent to describe the prosecution, for the most part that is too flattering a term.
06 Apr 2006    Source


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William Dear    Detective, Author
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The right questions were not being asked because everyone assumed that he was guilty. It was merely a question of tunnel vision— finding proof for what they believed to be true and ignoring the rest. ... O.J. is guilty but not of murder.
14 Nov 2000    Source



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0 Points      Ferndal      01 Oct 2013      Stance on Question: Neutral
Unlike MJ, he did have his day in court and was found not guilty!


0 Points      O.J. Simpson      19 Oct 2010      Stance on Question: Disagree
I didn't kill nobody. Only thing that died was my burgeoning film career!


1 Point      Charlie Dubosc      06 Oct 2011      Stance on Question: Mostly Agree
I have read the "if I did it" book and read everything on the Internet and if he didn't do it I feel very sad for him but if it walks like a duck and talks like one ........it must be one!



0 Points      robann97      05 Jul 2009      Stance on Question: Agree
I think he murdered them.


0 Points      kodie Phillips      16 Mar 2010      General Comment
i think he did! but the only reason he got off was because he had money and the best lawyer around!