The Verdict of the O. J. Simpson Murder Trial The Verdict of the O. J. Simpson Murder Trial
2016 - revised 2021
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A recreation of the verdict in the O.J. Simpson murder trial on October 3, 1995, composed from over 700 manipulated video stills from the courtroom television broadcast. The work is a study of the reactions to the verdict of the nearly one hundred people visible to the court video camera.
Despite an unprecedented amount of evidence, O.J. Simpson was found not guilty of the brutal murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman on the night of June 12, 1994. Simpson's "dream team" of defense attorneys convinced the jury of reasonable doubt by arguing for a manipulation of DNA evidence and racist misconduct by the LAPD. The case has been described as the trial of the century and the acquital polarized the nation along racial lines.