The double murder of O.J. Simpson’s estranged wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman turned into a sensational trial that made its mark in history.
The epic 11 month trial was ended once O.J.’s “dream team” convinced jurors that Simpson’s guilt had not been proved “beyond a reasonable doubt”. A single glove found outside of OJ’s home matched the glove found at the crime scene. O.J.’s blood was found on the glove from a wound that he had on his hand, as well as the blood of Nicole and Goldman. Her blood was also found on a sock inside of O.J.’s estate. Additionally, he purchased a “Stilleto” knife, which is believed to be the murder weapon.
Notable defense attorney Johnnie Cochran encouraged the prosecutor to have O.J. put on the glove found at the crime scene. Many were skeptical arguing that the glove shrunk after examinations and being drenched in blood. However, Cochran was sure that the glove didn’t belong to his client and made one point that resonated with the jury, “If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit”.
On October 3rd, 1995 O.J. Simpson was found not guilty of murder on both counts.