June 15, 1994
LOS ANGELES -- Evidence links former football star O. J. Simpson to the slayings of his former wife and a waiter employed at a trendy Brentwood restaurant, Los Angeles police sources said yesterday.Much of the investigation yesterday was focused on bloodstains -- both at Mr. Simpson's Brentwood mansion and at his former wife's townhouse two miles away, where the crime was committed late Sunday.Nicole Brown Simpson, 35, and Ronald Lyle Goldman, 25, were stabbed to death Sunday night, and knowledgeable sources said Mr. Simpson, 46, had scratches on his body when he was questioned by police Monday.
November 4, 2003
On November 2, 2003, WILLIAM W., JR., beloved husband of the late Doris C. Simpson (nee Carroll); loving father of Linda Depew, Janet Hasslinger, and Carol Gutowski; cherished grandfather of Janet Denis, Dawn, Eric and Todd Depew, Erin, John and Brittany Hasslinger, and Jeffrey and Stephanie Gutowski; and devoted great-grandfather of Alyssa, Ryan, Lillian, and Scott Denis. The family will receive friends in the LEMMON FUNERAL HOME OF DULANEY VALLEY INC., 10 West Padonia Road (at York Road)
December 9, 2004
She passed away peacefully in her sleep from lung disease on December 4, 2004, she was born in Halifax County, NC, on March 7, 1928, she leaves behind a son Robert Simpson and a longtime companion Clint Edmand. She is also survived by a large number of friends that are like an extended family especially Carollinda Brown who was like her daughter. Annie lived in Hamilton on or near Harford Road for many years. She worked in restaurants for many years including the Carney Crab House and Brownie's on Belair Road, she was loved by all and will be missed dearly.
July 6, 2004
On July 1, 2004, LORENZO D. SIMPSON. Friends may call at the MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue on Thursday, where the family will receive friends at 11:30 A.M., followed by memorial service at 12 noon. No public viewing. See www.marchfh.com. Baltimore. Survived by a loving wife Lorraine Spencer, daughter Jessica Spencer-Gentry and a host of other relatives and friends. Mr. Spencer will be on public view at the St. Abraham Baptist Church, 1124 W. North Avenue, Wednesday, July 7, from 3 to 7 P.M. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 8, at St. Abraham Baptist Church, Wake 11 A.M. Funeral 11:30 A.M. Interment to follow at Garrison Forest Veteran Cemetery.
December 6, 1994
Washington -- I will sure be glad when the O.J. Simpson trial is over. Long before the opening statements it has become an extremely poisonous episode in a nation already bedeviled by racial polarization, distrust of police and the criminal-justice system, manipulations of juries, contempt for the media, and more.Early on I wrote that passions over an interracial marriage, anger over spousal abuse, debates over what sexual fidelity can be expected when a couple is separated, the celebrity of the defendant and the impact of limitless media coverage might make the trial almost as much a social calamity as the gruesome murders of Nicole Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.
September 21, 1994
As expected, Judge Lance Ito has ruled that there is enough evidence against O. J. Simpson to require him to stand trial for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole and her friend, Ron Goldman. Jury selection is scheduled to begin next week.Actually the process is already under way. About 500 prospective jurors have returned questionnaires asking about their ability to serve on the case at least until February. About 1,000 prospective jurors are expected to be in the pool from which the 12 trial jurors and their alternates will be picked.
January 16, 1996
Do you really want to pay $29.95 for the O. J. interview? I mean, what is he going to say? I'm guessing a variation of, "I didn't do it." Far better to watch NBC tonight and hear the O. J. Simpson jurors say what they were thinking. Now, that should be interesting.* "Rock 'N' Roll Skating Championships" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Tired of all those figure skaters gliding over the ice to the music of a bunch of dead composers? This may be your lucky night: Oksana Baiul is going to skip the ballet for once and skate to Aerosmith.