CNN O.J. Simpson Trial

July transcripts arranged by date.

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July 5, 1995 (73k zip) -- Witness: Douglas Deedrick ( Chief of FBI's hairs and fibers unit ).

July 6, 1995 (35k zip) -- After five months and 58 witnesses, the prosecution in the O.J. Simpson trial finished with its last witness Thursday and rested its case. Under a litany of questions from Bailey, Deedrick said that no hair from Nicole Brown Simpson was found in O.J. Simpson's Bronco. He said that there was no hair consistent with O.J. Simpson's on the Bundy or Rockingham gloves. Nor were there hairs from Ronald Goldman or Nicole Brown Simpson on a sock found at Simpson's mansion.

July 7, 1995 (30k zip) -- CNN has learned O.J. Simpson's oldest daughter Arnelle Simpson will be the first witness called on Monday when the defense begins its case. For all those speculating there will be no defense case, that 'the best defense is no defense at all', Johnnie Cochran told CNN he will absolutely put on a case. He feels compelled because of all the prosecution's expert scientific testimony. Cochran says expert testimony must be challenged if he hopes to get an acquittal.

July 10, 1995 (85k zip) -- O.J. Simpson's eldest daughter said Monday her father was "upset, emotional and confused" when he heard that his ex-wife had been killed.

July 11, 1995 (103k zip) -- Three defense witnesses testified Tuesday that they were in the vicinity of Nicole Brown Simpson's condo on the evening she was killed but none heard nor saw anything unusual.

July 12, 1995 (73k zip) -- A neighbor said Wednesday he saw a white vehicle that"could have been a Bronco" speed away from the area near Nicole Brown Simpson's condo the night she and a friend were murdered.

July 13, 1995 (88k zip) -- A witness testified he picked up a calm and relaxed O.J. Simpson at the airport in Chicago, but less than two hours later - after hearing his ex-wife had been murdered - Simpson was "frantic, confused and desperate" and sounded like he was crying.

July 14, 1995 (43k zip) -- A doctor who examined O.J. Simpson following the murders said that two cuts on Simpson's third and fourth left fingers were both jagged and likely caused by glass.

July 17, 1995 (73k zip) -- A doctor who twice examined O.J. Simpson in the days following the murders of his ex-wife and Ronald Goldman said the former football star was physically capable of committing the murders.

July 18, 1995 (100k zip) -- Jurors got to see O.J. Simpson in an exercise video tape Tuesday in which he joked about punching his wife. Judge Lance Ito overruled defense objections saying the statement is relevant because it was made close to the June 12, 1994 murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.

July 19, 1995 (85k zip) -- A tow truck driver who admitted he took receipts from O.J. Simpson's Bronco in an impound lot said Wednesday he did not see blood in the vehicle. But on questioning from prosecutors, John Meraz admitted he lied about taking the documents and also admitted that he did not carefully look at parts of the interior.

July 20, 1995 (98k zip) -- In a defeat for the defense, the judge in the O.J. Simpson case ruled Thursday that a defense expert cannot testify about the drying time of blood on socks.

July 21, 1995 -- CNN has learned that O.J. Simpson is being prepared to take the stand in his own defense, in case the defense team decides to put him on. "One reason to put him (Simpson) on would be that if for some reason we should loose, we want to be able to look him in the eye and say he got the chance," one defense source tells Harris.

July 23, 1995 -- O.J. Simpson is being prepared in case it's decided to have him testify at his murder trial. Defense sources tell CNN that Simpson had two sessions to prepare him for a possible stint on the witness stand. The meetings lasted a total of 12 hours and are described as being not rigorous in nature. The subjects included questions he might face under cross examination.

July 24, 1995 -- Fredric Rieders, a defense toxicologist, testified Monday that tests on a blood stain from socks found in O.J. Simpson's bedroom and a blood stain on the back gate at Nicole Brown Simpson's condo both indicated the presence of the preservative EDTA.

July 25, 1995 (85k zip) -- F.B.I scientist Roger Martz testified that one test he conducted showed traces similar to the preservative EDTA in a blood stain on a sock found in O.J. Simpson's bedroom. However, he said what he found was not EDTA from preserved blood.

July 26, 1995 (43k zip) -- FBI scientist Roger Martz testified in the Simpson murder trial Wednesday that tests on his own unpreserved blood showed a preservative could have been present but he wouldn't identify it as being there.

July 27, 1995 (83k zip) -- A blood expert for the defense says a bloodstain on the ankle of a sock found in O.J. Simpson's bedroom is a direct-compression stain, not a spatter.

July 28, 1995 -- Court adjourned after lunch Thursday in the O.J. Simpson case when one of the jurors suddenly became ill.

July 31, 1995 (98k zip) -- Blood expert, Herbert MacDonnell testified for the defense Monday that there was blood on the inside of a sock found in O.J. Simpson's bedroom. He said, in his opinion, the blood got on the inside of the sock when blood was pressed through the fabric on the opposite side with no foot in the sock.


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