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Oct. 10th, 2005 @ 08:41 am Nicole Simpson / Ron Goldman Murders - 10th Anniversary

O.J. Simpson trial info
It's been 10 years since Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were killed. Seems like everyone remembers where they were when OJ made his famous run in the white Bronco, or when the verdict came down in his criminal trial.
  • Where were you?
  • What were you doing?
  • What did you think at the time?
Now that so much time has passed,
  • what do you think of the way the case was presented?
  • Do you agree or disagree with the verdict?
  • Did OJ get away with murder?
  • If it wasn't OJ, do you have thoughts on who might be responsible?
Post your thoughts!
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From:whatevah
Date:October 10th, 2005 06:59 pm (UTC)
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Thought maybe I should post my own answers:

I was working at a bookstore at the time OJ made his run. I remember watching parts of the chase on an itty bitty little TV in our breakroom, on my break and when I would pop in and out of the back room. I had this feeling of OJ being a distraught and grieving ex-husband who was still in love with his ex-wife and wanting him to be able to get out of the situation peacefully.

In hindsight, I think he's guilty. I learned a lot about the patterns of abusers and their escalating violence. His behavior since then has been a bit, uhm...well, not in keeping with a grieving ex-husband, I think. So yeah, I think he got away with murder because he had a) an excellent legal team that just ran circles around the prosecution and b) loucked out because the investigators did not dot their 'i's and cross their 't's. And I do think that the one glove was likely planted outside the house. I believe the evidence shows he's guilty, but that the defense was able to introduce enough reasonable doubt to make a technical rendering of a verdict of guilty difficult.
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From:burnmyeyes75
Date:October 11th, 2005 05:28 am (UTC)
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When the run happened, I was talking to a friend who I have now since lost touch with on the phone .We had been talking before it happened and hes like turn on the tv!!! I was just interested in the whole thing.

I think OJ's lawyers were pretty skillful and the prosecution dropped the ball in some areas,but I believe OJ got off because the jury was racist and determined to set him free because he was black.
I disagree with the verdict.
Yes , I believe he did get away with murder.
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From:whatevah
Date:October 21st, 2005 08:03 pm (UTC)

Re: HIS NAME IS RON ! REMEMBER RON, not just Nick.

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Do you think OJ was being truthful, then, when he said he cut his hand on a glass?
From:leloodallas
Date:October 22nd, 2005 01:27 am (UTC)

Re: HIS NAME IS RON ! REMEMBER RON, not just Nick.

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ummm...no, I sure don't. He also didn't ask HOW or WHICH ex-wife was killed.
From:leloodallas
Date:October 21st, 2005 07:36 pm (UTC)

HIS NAME IS RON.

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I was in LA, outside, 7:30 AM, building a stone wall in my garden.
Heard it on the radio.

Furhman didn't plant any damn glove since it would mean the entire LA Copsquad conspired against a football hero they loved. I'm confident they would rather have used the situation to "make friends" with OJ so they could have lunch at his mansion and - hopefully - be a guest of his somewhere somehow.

As for his guilt? Yes, I have a doubt.


I think (from the evidence) that OJ was AT the scene before the cops got there but that someone else killed Nick and Ron. Two guys in the van the neighbors saw parked in front (why Ron parked around the corner).
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From:so_semi_charmed
Date:May 21st, 2006 04:25 am (UTC)
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I know this is an old thread, I'm new to livejournal & totally into True Crime (& all the current tv shows)and couldn't help but want to add my two cents when I stumbled on your web page.
I agree with the poster who'd said that after learning about the traits/patterns of abusers they now found themself believing that OJ did kill Ron & Nicole,& that yes, he DID get away with murder.
In addition to the typical patterns of abusers, what I have often thought since the trial, is that there'd be a possibility of OJ's becoming phys. abusive to another woman somewhere down the line.
As the average citizen knows, most abusers don't just STOP - not w/out some serious longterm therapy,etc. etc. (which most don't get because they don't believe they HAVE a problem & they typically think the other person's to blame.)
I have always thought/feared that some day we'd hear that OJ injured or killed another woman, since he DID win the trial, & statistically speaking, there was a fair liklihood of his injuring/potentially killing another love interest at some point in the future.
Thankfully, there haven't been any further murdered women in his life, & truly, my own personal belief is that there are a couple of reasons for this. For one, I'm sure whatever self restraint he lacked then, he's tried hard to keep in check, as far as abusing women, since in his heart of hearts he now knows what he's capable of & that he damnsure couldn't escape justice TWICE in his life time!
Also, I honestly think age has likely played a big part. When men begin to reach their mid-40's early 50's, & their testesterone levels begin to taper down significantly, they generally tend to become less aggressive, so I would think to some extent the lessening aggression that comes w/ aging has helped to SOME extent with his abusive tendencies.
Maybe OJ hasn't murdered anyone since, but just as statistics tell us, OJ WAS abusive to the model-girlfriend he'd been dating at the time he murdered Nicole,& for a couple years+ after. I can't recall her last name, but her first was Paula. (Anyone know her last name?)
About 2-3 years after the trial, I heard on the news that Paula claimed OJ had assaulted her & she got an Ex Parte order.
Then, there was the insightful interview OJ did with Katie Couric of the Today Show around the 10 yr. anniversary of Nicole's death last year! Anyone see THAT? Wow, he just seemed so incredibly detached & buried in denial on the subject of her murder & her not being a part of the children's lives, since!
He seemed to sort of deflect away at any questions Katie asked him, from how the children's lives were affected at her murder & not having a mother for the important milestones in their lives, etc.
He even TOLD Katie that he & the children had NEVER EVEN TALKED, in all those 10 yrs, about the murder of their mother! Almost as if it weren't something he thought the kids would WANT to talk about, or would HAVE any questions about! Can you imagine!?
I would think, even the most emotionally hollow parent,would be adept enough to understand the human curiousity & a child's desire to KNOW...& how much more so might they have questions, feel loss, or have a desire to express themselves periodically at the grief of having brutually lost a parent thru murder!?
& yet OJ genuinely seemed to want to convey the idea that for whatever reason, the children just never felt the NEED to ask him anything about their mother's murder!(assuming that, quite naturally, they didn't believe that their own FATHER had killed their mother!)
OJ stated to Katie that had the kids ever WANTED to discuss their mother's murder he would have done so, but the kids were just sailing thru life w/out any burning desire to talk about the details of her murder!
The interview was bizarre, & as I stated earlier, rather insightful, as far as OJ's own 'weirdness', & the lack of emotional depth & insight into the emotional, social, & mental well being of his children in regard to their mother having been literally sliced right out of their lives in the blink of an eye.
Her murder was "just something we've never discussed - it's just never came up," and he HONESTLY seemed to think this was completely normal & healthy. Talk about typical sociopathy!
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From:whatevah
Date:May 21st, 2006 04:58 am (UTC)
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Good points. The name you were looking for was Paula Barbieri. I didn't realize she'd accused him of assaulting her. Hmmmm....telling and not at all surprising.