The OJ Simpson Trial

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Famous American Trials By Joseph Metinko Skill I 1. Salem Witch Trials (1692) a. Defendants-those accused of witchcraft, mostly women and young children. b. The charges were-witchcraft. c. Results of the Trial-The convicted witches were hanged and 1 of the convicted witch’s husbands was crushed to death by stones. There were a few of the convicted who were elderly and died in jail. 2. Burr Conspiracy Trial (1807) d. Defendants-Aaron Burr e. Charges-Treason against the United States for conspiring to annex land or take land to create an independent republic. f. Results-Acquitted on grounds that although he had conspired against the United States, he was not guilty of treason because he…show more content…
Defendants-Charles Manson, Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel, Leslie Van Houten and Tex Watson t. Charges-First degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder u. Results-Convicted and sentenced to death, which was later reduced to life imprisonment for all convicted Skill Level III a. The media coverage during the OJ Simpson trial was written media, newspapers. Magazines and an incredible amount of television media. Many news networks devoted numerous programming in the evening to cover the days preceding’s of the trial. It has been described as the most the most publicized trial in American history. b. The outcome of the trial was OJ was found not guilty c. I feel the media did not affect the outcome of the trial. In my opinion not matter how strong the evidence was, was not or could have been stronger the jury was going to find him not guilty no matter the evidence. d. I am a major proponent of freedom of speech therefore, media should be able to cover a trial once the jury is sequestered or the media should tell what happened during the day’s proceedings. The media should deal with facts, not opinions if the jury can go home but still stay away from any media as to not cause tampering of the said

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