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I’m about half-way through the OJ Simpson murder trial. The prosecution have rested and the defence has got underway.
It has to be said that Johnny Cochrane is a far more accomplished speaker that the two prosecutors. His delivery is silky smooth. So far he has raised reasonable doubt as regards the murder timeline. This would in isolation, be enough to acquit OJ.
The gloves clearly don’t fit. In hindsight, the prosecutor, several years after the trial raised the issue of evidence tampering. If any suspicion existed, it should have been dealt with at the time. The gloves not fitting in Court however was quite a powerful visual image for the jury.
I haven’t yet reached the forensic part of the case, the so called “blood and fibre” evidence. This for me at least is the crucial area. The timeline, while important, is flexible, and is composed of testimony, which is inherently unreliable. The gloves…pah.
The forensic evidence however provides statistical factual evidence. This needs to be disproven, or challenged in a manner that raises reasonable doubt.