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The Final Verdict On O.J. Simpson – Guilty Or Innocent
September 28, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmRegistration required; contact the organizer.
On October 3, 1995, the nation was riveted as the verdict was announced in the O. J. Simpson murder trial. Like the hasty conclusion drawn by the Warren Commission after the assassination of Pres. John F. Kennedy, the conclusion was immediately controversial and assailed by critics who questioned the lack of consideration of evidence and the rush to judgment. Public opinion polls clearly showed that the vast majority of Americans simply thought the jury got it wrong – that O.J. Simpson was guilty of murdering his wife and a good Samaritan who had tried to protect her during a brutal attack.
One of the duties of historians is to continually re-examine historical evidence and conclusions. As more evidence becomes available, as more memoirs are written, forensic investigations improve, and new testimony comes forward, historians often change their conclusions about past events. So whatever you think you know about the O.J. Simpson trial, you will be fascinated by this re-examination of the case. We will look at what modern forensics tells us about the evidence, examine facts that were never presented to the jury, and gain a deeper understanding of the larger-than-life personalities involved in this most famous celebrity murder trial.
Additionally, we will see how other celebrity murder trials have been decided. To this date only one celebrity, Phil Spector, has ever been convicted of murder. Robert Blake was acquitted and turn-of-the-century millionaire Harry K. Thaw was found to be insane. Can celebrities get justice? Did the jury get it right in the Simpson case? This multimedia presentation will provide conclusive evidence.