LIVE: The People of the State of California v. Orenthal James Simpson

LIVE: The People of the State of California v. Orenthal James Simpson

2016
117" x 59”
Archival print

The O. J. Simpson murder case (officially the People of the State of California v. Orenthal James Simpson) was a criminal trial held at the Los Angeles County Superior Court, in which former National Football League star and actor, O. J. Simpson, was tried on two counts of murder for the June 12, 1994, deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown-Simpson and Ron Goldman. Opening statements began on January 24, 1995 and a verdict reached on October 3, 1995, Simpson being acquitted by the jury.The case has been described as the most publicized criminal trial in American history.

The image, consisting of approximately 175 manipulated stills from the courtroom live televised broadcast, depicts key moments of the verdict.

The Brown and Goldman families subsequently filed a civil lawsuit against Simpson, and on February 4, 1997, the jury found Simpson "responsible" for the two deaths awrding the two families compensatory and punitive damages totaling $33.5 million.