O.J. Simpson (1994)
Charged With: Two counts of first-degree murder
The Trial: Undoubtedly, the most racially segregating trial of our century was brought on by the 1994 murders of O.J. Simpson’s wife Nicole Brown Simpson and friend Ronald Goldman. The two were found dead outside of Simpson's Los Angeles condo on June 13, 1994. Simpson, who was believed to have been involved in the murders, made things more suspicious after failing to turn himself in four days later. When O.J. was spotted in a white bronco, driven by his friend Al Cowlings, up to 20 police cars participated in what would become the most famous and highly televised wild goose chase. OJ finally surrendered to authorities and was jailed without bail.
Outcome: The Simpson trial lasted over eight months and on October 3, 1994 the football star was acquitted on both counts of murder.
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