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Los Angeles, California / Simpson Murder Case / The Trial / Closing Arguments #162279

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 28, 1995
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Aaron Brown) The defense's final statement to the jury in the O.J. Simpson murder trial featured; courtroom scenes shown of Simpson attorneys, first, Johnnie Cochran attacking the Los Angeles police department, particularly racist Mark Fuhrman and Philip Vannatter and then, Barry Scheck attacking the prosecution's blood evidence. [COCHRAN - calls the policemen "twins of deception" who planted evidence to incriminate O.J.] [Victim's father Fred GOLDMAN - responds to Cochran's diatribe against racism in the case.] [Defense attorney Barry SCHECK - says blood evidence has been manufactured.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings; Los Angeles: Cynthia McFadden) The jury's reaction to the closings arguments made by Scheck and Cochran, especially the latter's emphasis on the race issue, discussed.

Brown, Aaron;
Jennings, Peter;
McFadden, Cynthia

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