This is Part 3 in our series on the murders of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman.
If you haven’t heard Part 1, Prelude to Murder, and Part 2, Murders in Brentwood, we recommend that you go back and listen to the episodes in order.
We begin this episode after OJ Simpson has been arrested for the murder of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown. He had his motorcade. Robert Shapiro and Robert Kardashian are on his side. The entire country has heard the 911 domestic violence calls made by Nicole. Now, because the prosecution had released these 911 calls to the public, they were not able to get a grand jury together who hadn’t heard these tapes. The grand jury was dismissed on the grounds that the grand jury could not be objective. So, in place of a grand jury, the court ordered a preliminary hearing. In the preliminary hearing, a judge would review the evidence and decide if the case should go to trial. This worked against the prosecution because they had to put out their case before they were ready. This was a tactical victory for the defense because they had access to all of the prosecution’s evidence early on.
Join us at the quiet end as we discuss legal techniques, clashes, and the verdict that rocked the nation.
Excellent! But, I do have to say, there’s no such thing as a good racist cop. This is in reference to Dick saying that Furman was “by all accounts a good cop”. Other than that, an absolutely outstanding job. It’s a trip to hear the recitation in chronological order of this case after living through this tumultuous time in history. I have to admit, being an African American woman I was caught up more in the possibility of his innocence than his guilt because of the shift to race the defense was allowed to present and the failure of the prosecution to debunk it. Hope that made sense…on to part four!
I agree. It’s also ironic that one black man who possibly got away with murder would be in the spotlight 20 plus years later..I think history would prove the scales are uneven,