On this day in 1995, former football player O.J. Simpson was acquitted of the June 12, 1994 murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. Simpson’s trial was called the trial of the century and divided people along racial lines.
CNN.com reported, “Testimony in the trial took almost nine months, encompassing about 120 witnesses, 45,000 pages of evidence and 1,100 exhibits. But the jury of 10 women and two men, comprising nine Blacks, two whites and one Hispanic.” It took less than four hours to reach the verdicts. See the clip below:
No one can deny the impact of Simpson’s trial. It changed the way we viewed race, celebrity and our criminal justice system.
See the images of the key players from the trial below.
Source: Newsone – News