I am conducting a survey for a class. Did OJ Simpson kill his wife.?

39 Answers

Relevance
  • vbrink
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    A jury of his peers said No. And right or wrong, that is the American judicial system and our right guaranteed by our Founding Fathers.

    But I heard it said the only way the DNA evidence (indicating his guilt) could have been found AND OJ not have killed Nicole, was if Aliens dropped it....

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Simpson was found not guilty by a jury of his peers on the criminal indictment of murder. In the eyes of the law, he did not kill his wife.

    However, and this is very very important because most people don't realize this, he did plead No Contest in Civil court, meaning that he waived his right of Habeas Corpus and paid millions to the victims' families (note: there were two victims, so he had to pay two families restitution). According to the civil trial, Simpson settled out of court within three days of the complaint lodged against him by the families.

    So, either he didn't want to pay for his attorney's fees for a criminal and civil trial and just paid them off, or he really did kill him and thought a jury of his peers could convict him. Keep in mind the criminal case had to have had proof beyond a reasonable doubt that he did it; in civil court, the preponderance of evidence is much less, and the defense just had to prove that Simpson was in the wrong place at the wrong time to get the millions from him.

    In essence, yea, he did it, but Johnny Cochran was such a smooth and fast talker that he blinded the court system and made a mockery of us all.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes ... without any question or doubt.

    Johnny Cochran was one hell of an attorney and came up with a nice rhyme that got OJ off. It was, "If the glove don't fit, you must acquit!"

    Have you ever got a leather glove wet? They shrink bad and dry up. What once fit ... no longer does. OJ got his gloves wet with his wife's blood and, surprise, they didn't fit several months later.

    As was clearly demonstrated in the civil trial OJ lost ... he murdered his wife and Mr. Goldman in cold blood.

  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • 1 decade ago

    I'm with Dappers mom...she stated, "it doesn't matter, he was found not guilty so thats the end of it, they failed to convict and made a mockery of the whole process on national television, either way the prosecutors and police should be ashamed of themselves they did way too much damage to the legal system."

    That spells it out for me.

  • D
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Yes.

  • Jen G
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Yeah

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Is this your class? There are a lot of children here. But anyway, yes he did. Aren't precedent law and lawyer's wonderful?

  • 1 decade ago

    it doesn't matter, he was found not guilty so thats the end of it, they failed to convict and made a mockery of the whole process on national television, either way the prosecutors and police should be ashamed of themselves they did way too much damage to the legal system.

  • 1 decade ago

    Without a doubt, YES!

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.