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Old 06-23-2014, 07:19 PM
 
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"Simpson had a gun to his head and was threatening suicide. He was a passenger in a white Ford Bronco that was evading police trying to arrest him for the murder of his former wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.

Five days earlier on June 12, 1994, the bloodied and battered bodies of 35-year-old Ms Brown Simpson and 25-year-old Mr Goldman had been found outside Ms Brown Simpson’s Los Angeles condominium.

Ms Brown Simpson had been stabbed and slashed a number of times in the head and neck and had defensive wounds on her hands. The body of Mr. Goldman, who had also been slashed, lay nearby.

Blood trickled down a walkway and covered the legs and paws of Ms Brown Simpson’s dog. It was the sound of the dog’s barks that alerted neighbours something was wrong and led them to discover Ms Brown Simpson’s body.

As Robert Riske, the first police officer on scene, checked inside the home to see if there had been forced entry, he noticed a letter that had OJ Simpson as the return address. It was the first clue that this case would stand out among the nearly 4000 murders in California in 1994."
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Twenty years ago, this case was stupendous theatre all across the nation. Simply put, the case had everything: a beautiful and murdered wife, a former star NFL player and huge TV celebrity who was indicted for two murders, an unbelievable car chase that was broadcast live across the nation, a "Dream Team" for the defense, claims that blood evidence was planted by the L.A.P.D., a key detective and prosecution witness who took the 5th on the witness stand, and seemingly never ending claims of racial prejudice that were forever spouted by the media from the beginning of the case to long after the end of the trial.

Larry King (CNN) once said: "If we had God booked and O.J. was available, we'd move God."

As far as crimetainment goes, this was the ultimate dream case and trial.

In regards to whether or not someone in the L.A.P.D tried to frame O.J. Simpson, the fact that a blood preservative (EDTA) was found in some of the collected blood droppings from crime scene sites and that also matched O.J.'s DNA causes my position on a potential framing attempt to be: yes.

Many people have had 20 years to reflect on this incredible case and trial. What say you?


More case and trial background can be found here.

The Murder Trial of O.J. Simpson — Prologue — Crime Library

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Old 06-23-2014, 08:34 PM
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What would be the motive?
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:29 PM
 
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Yes, the motive to frame him would be pretty important.

Would an officer of the law jeopardize his life, his career, his family and everything he worked for so he can permit "one killer" to go free while making it look like someone else did the killing?
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Old 06-24-2014, 02:45 AM
 
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Are there really people dumb enough to believe OJ was framed? Framing someone as popular as OJ was would have been career suicide. OJ was one of the most recognizable celebrities in the US at the time as well as one of the most popular. No reason or motive to frame someone like this.
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Old 06-24-2014, 02:51 AM
 
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I think OJ did the crime, and the detectives knew that but didn't have overwhelming evidence to convict - so they planted some evidence.

Casual opinion.
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Old 06-24-2014, 09:13 AM
 
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Wonder how OJ is doing in jail now? Either he is being used and abused or his celebrity status is keeping him safe.
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Old 06-24-2014, 10:18 AM
 
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I think OJ did the crime, and the detectives knew that but didn't have overwhelming evidence to convict - so they planted some evidence.

Casual opinion.

This is probably closest to the truth. I too think he did it.
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Old 06-24-2014, 11:47 AM
 
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What would be the motive?
Allegedy, O.J. had beaten Nicole Simpson for years, according to what some of Nicoleís friends said she told them. In one such instance of alleged wife beating, detective Mark Furhman had gone to the scene to investigate and supposedly was very bothered by what had taken place and what he saw.

Mark Furhman was the detective that found the second glove at O.J.ís residence. Before the trial started, Attorney Jeffrey Toobin wrote an article for the New Yorker magazine that suggested the second glove had been planted at O.J.ís residence by police.

When F. Lee Bailey cross-examined Furhman on the witness stand, he repeatedly denied ever using the N word. Eventually, a tape recording was played to the jury that contained Furhman using the N word. When Furhman was called back to the witness stand, he stood on the fifth amendment. After the trial was over, he was convicted of felony perjury, which forced him to retire from the L.A.P.D..
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Old 06-24-2014, 11:50 AM
 
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Are there really people dumb enough to believe OJ was framed? Framing someone as popular as OJ was would have been career suicide. OJ was one of the most recognizable celebrities in the US at the time as well as one of the most popular. No reason or motive to frame someone like this.
It's quite possible the L.A.P.D. attempted to frame a guilty man.

After O.J. Simpson had his blood drawn -- 8 ml per the nurse that drew it -- and placed in a vial, a blood preservative (anticoagulant), EDTA, was added to the vial.

Detective Vannatter admitted on the witness stand that he took the vial of blood out to the crime scene and carried it round with him for several hours before he took to the lab, which clearly was an incredible breach of procedure and protocol. After accounting for blood drawn from the vial to perform lab tests, testimony established that 1.5 ml of blood was missing from the vial and could not be accounted for.

A blood spot that testing identified as O.J’s blood and that had never before been seen was found on the back gate of Nicole’s home 20 days after the murders were committed. And this blood spot allegedly contained the blood preservative, EDTA, per testimony by a toxicologist for the defense. Moreover, there was also testimony that said EDTA had also been found in the blood sample taken from O.J.’s sock. A sock that DNA tests allegedly proved had Nicole Simpson’s blood on it.
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Old 06-24-2014, 11:59 AM
 
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Right. The cops managed to plant all of that evidence--the glove, then they ran to his Bundy residence to plant drops of blood all over, then they got into his car to do the same thing.....If the image of a young man coming upon that scene and fighting for his life, and Nicole being practically decapitated weren't so tragic, it would be funny.

BTW, the "plaintive wails" of the Akita, a friggin' Japanese guard dog, for cryin' out loud, along with the bloody prints on the walkway, going back and forth......between two owners, should have been more than enough for the lame prosecution to have subpoenaed a dog behavior expert.

Then, again, as I've said before, with this jury of dunces, the prosecution could have presented a video of O.J. doing the deed, and they'd have thought it was Mark Fuhrman wearing an O.J. mask.

O.J. wasn't framed, and he's no victim. The only ones who didn't get justice were his ex-wife and Goldman, and their families.
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