CNN O.J. Simpson Trial

March transcripts arranged by date.

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March 1, 1995 (45K zip) -- The L.A. County Board of Supervisors has voted to ask Judge Lance Ito to charge the media for county costs associated with live broadcasts of the O.J. Simpson trial. Lawyers for L.A. County say that the County and courts could install video and audio equipment in order to provide live broadcasts and recordings of trials, and that the County could charge fees for use of the equipment. Wednesday, Ito removed a black male from the panel and replaced him with a white female. With the removal, the ethnic balance on the jury was changed from nine blacks, one white, one Hispanic and one mixed race to eight blacks, two whites and the Hispanic and mixed race juror.

March 2,1995 (45k zip) -- Judge Lance Ito is considering what punishments to impose on the defense for not turing over a tape of key defense witness Roza Lopez's first interview to a defense investigator. Defense attorney Gerald Uelman admited to Ito, "We screwed up. We admit it and we apologize for it," he said, "the only explanation is that we are human. We do not admit to ignorance of the law or contempt for court orders." Rosa Lopez, a housekeeper who lived next door to O.J. Simpson and insisted she saw his Bronco parked outside his house at about the time prosecutors say Simpson was killing ex-wife and her friend, admits she isn't exactly sure what time she saw it parked there.

March 3, 1995 (38k zip) -- Rosa Lopez, who may give O.J. Simpson an alibi for the time his ex-wife was killed admitted Friday she was not walking her employers dog in an area where it would be easy to see Simpson's Bronco. Rosa Lopez may be in hot water over lying about her age. Transcripts from a sidebar conference held Thursday reveal that Lopez's drivers license has a birthdate seven years different from the date on her application for unemployment compensation.

March 6, 1995 (58k zip) -- The defense is trying to show that police, in their "rush to judgment", had O.J. Simpson pegged as the murderer of his ex-wife and her friend from the start of their investigation. Lead investigator Det. Tom Lange said he and other detectives never pursued any leads that would suggest someone other than Simpson committed the murders.

March 7, 1995 (60k zip) -- LAPD Detective Tom Lange remains on the stand for cross-examination by the defense.

March 8, 1995 (65k zip) -- Judge Lance Ito is taking under consideration defense motions to quash the subpoenas of O.J. Simpson's personal assistant, Cathy Randa, and his former maid, Michelle Aboubrahm. He said he will issue a written ruling. Judge Lance Ito ruled today that O.J. Simpson's lawyers can see some some confidential personnel information on Los Angeles Police Detective Mark Fuhrman. Fuhrman is the officer who says he found a bloody glove at Simpson's estate. The defense has suggested he is a racist who may have planted it there in an effort to frame Simpson.

March 9, 1995 (50k zip) -- The lead investigator in the O.J. Simpson case said Thursday he estimated the victims died sometime between 9 p.m. and midnight, and doubts a narrower estimate could have been made if the coroner had been called sooner. The coroner did not examine the bodies of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman until about 10 hours after their bodies were found.

March 10, 1995 (38k zip) -- Det. Mark Fuhrman, the officer the defense has suggested may have planted a bloody glove in an attempt to frame O.J. Simpson, said Friday he was never alone at the murder scene until after other policemen had shown him evidence, including a glove and cap.

March 13, 1995 (65k zip) -- Under repeated questioning from O.J. Simpson defense attorney F. Lee Bailey, Fuhrman denied meeting a woman named Kathleen Bell in a Marine recruiting office in 1986. He did say, however, a woman he could not describe came in the office once when he was in there and appeared to know the recruiters, but he paid her so little attention he could not describe her. He also denied meeting Bell and her friend Andrea Terry "in a bar", and he denied making racist statements to either of them at any time.

March 14, 1995 (60k zip) -- Famed defense attorney F. Lee Bailey began his cross-examination of Detective Mark Fuhrman Monday after telling the court he would prove Fuhrman planted a bloody glove at the home of O.J. Simpson. Before beginning, Bailey told Judge Lance Ito outside the presence of the jury that the defense had far more evidence against Fuhrman to prove he planted evidence than the prosecution had to prove Simpson's guilt in the murders of his ex-wife and her friend.

March 15, 1995 (58k zip) -- Simpson attorney F. Lee Baily and Lead Prosecutor Marcia Clark openly dispute allegations made by the defense that Detective Mark Fuhrman used racial slurs against a Marine sergeant. Bailey insists that Fuhrman is racist, giving cause to frame OJ Simpson.

March 16, 1995 (58k zip) -- Judge Lance Ito has ordered the attorneys in the O.J. Simpson double murder case to stop engaging in "gratuitous, personal attacks upon each other" in the courtroom. Asst. Chief of Investigations Juan Jiminez claimed that LAPD detectives were lax in notifying the coroner of the bodies of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Jiminez is quoted as saying, "They've dropped the ball. They've done this on numerous occasions."

March 17, 1995 (20k zip) -- Det. Philip Vannatter said he considered O.J. Simpson a "strong suspect" the morning after the double murders of his ex-wife and her friend after he saw a blood trail on Simpson's driveway that lead into his house, blood inside his Bronco, and a bloody glove in his yard. Another juror has been excused from the O.J. Simpson case, but no cause was given. He self-described "mixed race" juror was replaced by a white woman, 60, who has been divorced since 1968, believes in the accuracy of DNA evidence, and said that during a 911 call, Nicole Brown Simpson "seemed to need help and wasn't taken seriously."

March 20, 1995 (55k zip) -- Jurors showed great interest in getting a close-up view of O.J. Simpson's hand. Simpson actually put his hand inside the jury box and jurors leaned forward to examine the knuckle. Tracy Kennedy, former Simpson juror #602, told CNN's Jim Hill today that had he not been removed from the panel, he would have quit Friday because he was angry at the way he had been treated overall, the overall sequestration, and the emotional stress of being a juror.

March 21, 1995 (55k zip) -- When O.J. Simpson attorney F. Lee Bailey challenged the propriety of a legal defense fund for LAPD Detective Mark Fuhrman in court last week, he inadvertently triggered a flood of donations, said a spokesman for the LAPD union. Defense attorney Robert Shapiro is trying to shake Det. Philip Vannatter's credibility by asking about inconsistencies and mistakes on the affidavit for the warrant. Defense attorneys in the O.J. Simpson case say the mystery knife in the envelope was taken from O.J. Simpson's house after police failed to find it during two separate searches.

March 22, 1995 (50k zip) -- A war of words has broken out between an O.J. Simpson defense attorney and Los Angeles police chief Willie Williams. Williams today called Alan Dershowitz a liar and demanded an apology on behalf of Los Angeles police officers. Jurors appeared somewhat amused by some of the comments made by Brian " Kato" Kaelin during his testimony today. Jurors laughed after prosecutor Marcia Clark asked Kaelin if he were nervous, and Kaelin responded, "I feel great."

March 23, 1995 (55k zip) -- Kato Kaelin said Thursday he did not see O.J. Simpson from 9:35 p.m. until nearly 11 p.m. the night of the murders, and he did not know his whereabouts during that time. The defense contends Simpson was taking a nap. The prosecution says he was killing Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.

March 27,1995 (30k zip) -- Prosecutors, signaling they intend to launch a fresh attack on O.J. Simpson's character, say they may call Olympic champion Bruce Jenner to testify about a Christmas party where Simpson and Nicole Brown Simpson argue over one of her old boyfriends. Los Angeles (CNN) Costs to Los Angeles County for the murder case against American Football legend O.J. Simpson reached 3,213,280 through February 28, including $740,290 for expenses for the month, County Supervisor Mike Antonovich announced Thursday.

March 28, 1995 (68k zip) -- Sidebar transcripts from Monday reveal the prosecution has a witness who observed O.J. Simpson on his cell phone the afternoon of June 12 acting upset and angry. The limousine driver who picked up O.J. Simpson the night his ex-wife and her friend were murdered told prosecutors Tuesday that he did not see Simpson's white Bronco parked on the street when he arrived at 10:22 p.m. Prosecutors have cellular telephone records showing O.J. Simpson made a call to Nicole Brown Simpson's phone the afternoon before the killings.

March 29, 1995 (65k zip) -- Judge Lance Ito rules on the admissability of the cell phone records the prosecution obtained. The defense continues it's cross-examination of Simpson's limosine driver.

March 30, 1995 (55k zip) -- The prosecution used two witnesses, luggage and photographs in an attempt to show O.J. Simpson could have left a bag full of bloody clothes at the airport the night his ex-wife and her friend were killed. Prosecutors in the O.J. Simpson case say a witness has come forward who will say he, too, saw O.J. Simpson placed a duffel bag on top of a trash can at Los Angeles International Airport.

March 31, 1995 (35k zip) -- According to Cora Fossett with the public affairs office of Los Angeles International Airport, neither she nor the airport's attorney or maintenance department head are aware of any plans by the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office to remove a trash receptacle located outside the American Airlines terminal. A neighbor testified Friday he did not see O.J.Simpson's white Ford Bronco outside his front gates between 9:30 and 9:45 the night Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman where killed.


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