Simpson trial. Magazines and newspapers like TIME profiled the officers, attorneys and surrounding figures in the trial, who eventually took on a celebrity level of fame.
Afterward it was said that America should have seen this coming, that the division of the races cut so deep, it ought to have been obvious that two nations had always been hiding in one. The People v. Will the verdict split America?
Facebook Pinterest. Anywhere from 95 million to 150 million people tuned in to watch the verdict live, and an unbelievable number of activities were put on hold while the decision was announced. He was an understated member of the Dream Team in court but played a crucial role in the early stages of the murder trial. The debate about race in America that had taken hold of national conversation during the trial was only intensified by the verdict.
Even though Kardashian stood by his longtime friend during the trial, once it was over, their relationship quickly dissolved. Winfrey took the news with a poker face, but the studio audience was split along those predictable racial lines: Sign In. Cochran died in 2005 from an inoperable brain tumor.
In one of his defining moments in court, Darden asked O. Share Email. It occurred on Tuesday, shortly after 10 a.
Shapiro became a successful Internet entrepreneur, co-founding sites like LegalZoom. Kris and Caitlyn then known as Bruce Jenner were in the court house that Tuesday.
Her sudden movement set the others talking or crying like a lot of windup toys. He published a book about the case, called Murder in Brentwood, and also re-invigorated interest in the Martha Moxley murder case after naming Michael Skakel as the killer in Murder in Greenwich. He held a press conference during the trial and offered a 900 number for the public to call him about anything other than the trial—the only time he spoke publicly about the case.