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The thing is, the evidence was so drippingly mishandled I kind of dont blame them (the Jury). Two of the detectives (not Fuhrman even) I guess took a couple boxes of evidence home with them or something crazy like that. From what I could tell, from the series, the DNA evidence was effectively unfit for trial. That didn't mean the witness accounts, the timeline should have been chucked out.
There was mishandling of the bloody evidence inside and out. Lab techs even showing gross incompetence.
originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
a reply to: intrptr
I agree. Reasonable doubt. The verdict did not proclaim him innocent, just not guilty by reasonable doubt. The prosecution slipped up. In the follow up civil case this did not happen and he was convicted in the civil court.
Kardashian and Simpson first met in the early 1970s and became close friends.
Following the June 12, 1994 murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, Simpson stayed in Kardashian's house to avoid the media. Kardashian was the man seen carrying Simpson's garment bag the day that Simpson flew back from Chicago. Prosecutors speculated that the bag may have contained Simpson's bloody clothes or the murder weapon. When Simpson failed to turn himself in at 11 a.m. on June 17, 1994, Kardashian read a letter by Simpson to the assembled media. This letter was interpreted by many as a suicide note.
Simpson was charged with the murders; he was subsequently acquitted of all criminal charges in a controversial criminal trial. Kardashian had let his license to practice law become inactive before the Simpson case. He reactivated his license to aid in Simpson's defense as a volunteer assistant on his legal team, alongside his main defense attorney, Johnnie Cochran. As a member of the defense, he could not be compelled to testify as to the contents of Simpson's garment bag. He sat by Simpson throughout the trial.
The New York Times reported that, "Mr. Kardashian said in a 1996 ABC interview that he questioned Mr. Simpson's innocence: 'I have doubts. The blood evidence is the biggest thorn in my side; that causes me the greatest problems. So I struggle with the blood evidence.'"
Yes, however I hold that the prosecution should have objected more vehemently to that defense as well as not let the glove charade go unchallenged.