OJ Simpson's legal team consisted of Robert Shapiro, F.Lee Bailey, Alan Dershowitz, Barry Scheck and Johnnie Cochran. Robert Kardashian volunteered as a legal assistant for Simpson's legal team. Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden were the prosecuting attorneys. Lance Ito was the judge.
OJ's trial for the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Simpson, lasted 133 days. It ended with a Not Guilty verdict on October 3, 1995.
Once known as one of the most-famous running backs in football history, O.J. Simpson's reason for renown changed forever on June 12, 1994. On that day, Simpson's ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman were found stabbed to death at her Los Angeles condominium.
On Oct. 3, 1995, the "Trial of the Century" ended with Simpson's acquittal, with 150 million people tuning in for the verdict, making it one of the most watched events in television history. Two decades later, take a look at where the trial's main players are today at Abcnews.go.com.
In December 2008, OJ was sentenced to a prison term of 33 years without the possibility of parole for 9 years, related to an armed robbery in 2007 (he was charged with other crimes as well, including kidnapping). This was in contrast to the potential life sentence he was facing for this offense that took place at the Palace Station hotel. He will be eligible for parole in October 2017.
Just In! FX’s critically acclaimed miniseries “People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” nabbed 22 Emmy nominations recently, with six cast members nominated in leading and supporting roles, including Cuba Gooding Jr. Catch more scoop at Huffington Post.