chapter eightBeyond a Reasonable Doubt

Success Story: Gil Garcetti

There is a time for departure even when there is nocertain place to go.—Tennessee Williams

If ever a sentence was the cause of a personal reinvention, none was as shocking as this:

image IN THE MATTER OF THE PEOPLE of the State of California versus Orenthal James Simpson, case number BA097211, we the jury in the above entitled action find the defendant, Orenthal James Simpson, not guilty of the crime of murder.

With that judgment, rendered inside the Los Angeles criminal courts building at 10 a.m. on October 3, 1995, and witnessed “live” by an estimated 150 million television viewers ...

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