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Los Angeles, California / Simpson Murder Case / The Trial / Prosecution Rebuttal #162294

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 29, 1995
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Aaron Brown) The prosecution's rebuttal to the defense's closing arguments in the O.J. Simpson murder trial reviewed; courtroom scenes shown while the evidence against O.J. is detailed. [Deputy district attorney Christopher DARDEN - addresses the jury about vehicles, O.J.'s claims of cuts on his hand, the defense frame- up theory.] Judge Lance Ito's curt handling of defense objections explained. [Deputy district attorney Marcia CLARK - challenges the defense witnesses and defense theories about planting blood evidence.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings; Los Angeles: Cynthia McFadden) Clark's apparent self-confidence on this last day of the trial discussed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement from President Clinton about the racial issues raised by the Simpson case noted.

(Los Angeles: Michele Norris) Racial tensions in Los Angeles that have been raised by the Simpson defense team's use of the "race card" examined; scenes shown of protesters pro and con outside the courthouse. [Police chief Willie WILLIAMS - holds the defense accountable for raising fears.] [Urban League John MACK - defends Cochran.] Security measures taken by all the lawyers in the case and police preparations for when the verdict is announced noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The upcoming schedule for jury deliberations cited.

Brown, Aaron;
Jennings, Peter;
McFadden, Cynthia;
Norris, Michele

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