O.J. Simpson asked Judge Lance Ito for permission to speak with jurors before his attorney's opening statement and to show jurors his scars, injuries and physical limitations while attorney Johnnie Cochran Jr. delivers his remarks.
Defense attorney Johnnie Cochran Jr., implored Judge Ito to intervene in a North Carolina ruling that denied the defense access to a screenwriting professor's tapes of interviews with Detective Mark Fuhrman.
"If it doesn't fit, you must acquit," Johnnie Cochran repeated to jurors in closing arguments, while Marcia Clark began her closing arguments with a preemptive strike against police detective Mark Fuhrman before taking aim at O.J. Simpson.