Posted: 4/6/2012 11:36:28 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by searchwarrant:
I will pay 5 dollars to read the response.
I will say this unequivocally: Yes, I believe he was guilty.
I also know he was acquitted, according to the jury, largely due to the shoddy police work when investigating the crime scene. After OJ's legal team picked apart every aspect of the forensic process post-arrest, they found there were miniscule quantities of blood that were missing. This of course, I believe was due to what the prosecution said it was due to, that is, normal blood residue getting lost in the lab setting due to it adhering to the sides of test tubes and/or dropper pipets. The jury saw otherwise and the 'seed of doubt' in favor of the defense was planted.
In addition, DNA testing was still in it's infancy in the court setting and the jury simply wasn't convinced that the DNA results, which matched OJ's DNA, would require you to go to another planet to find the killer if not OJ (the prosecution actually didn't say that but if they had, it would have been very effective) if it wasn't a family member. Interestingly, I was listening to NPR news and a book just came out this week that claims OJ is innocent and it was his son that did it. Makes for an interesting read but not one I purchase at the current time.
The biggest tragedy of the entire case came during the deliberation. To deliberate for 4 hours after an 8+month trial, which really was the trial of the century, did a disservice to the family of NBS, NBS herself, the prosecution and the defense, OJ, and the public at large.
You can put my $5 down on the Royals future under 79 wins.