Simpson civil case jurorsOctober 18, 1996
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(CNN) -- Below are profiles of the 12 jurors sworn in Friday to hear the O.J. Simpson civil trial. Jurors in seats 3, 9 and 10 were added to the panel Friday to replace three who were removed.
Seat 1A male Jamaican immigrant who describes himself as half black and half Asian. He has lived in the United States for 10 years. He has a bachelor of science degree in math and works as a letter carrier. He appears to be in his late 20s or early 30s. He said he was unsure of Simpson's guilt or innocence following the criminal trial.
Seat 2An elderly white woman who works as a security officer at a bank. She said there was not enough evidence at the criminal trial, and she feels Simpson is probably not guilty of the killings of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman. She noted Simpson seemed to have difficulty when he tried on the gloves, and she felt "that was kind of peculiar." She is a widowed mother of three; one son still lives with her. She did not understand the DNA evidence in the criminal case: "That's over my head." When asked about Los Angeles Police Detective Mark Fuhrman, she said, "I was just amazed to hear they gave him probation when he lied on the witness stand." She feels interracial marriages can cause problems.
Seat 3A white male in his 20s or 30s. He said he followed the criminal case rarely, and he found the attorneys in that case "annoying." He has no opinion on whether Simpson was responsible for the killings.
Seat 4A white female in her 20s. She did not watch many news reports on the criminal trial. "The news depresses me. I try to avoid it." She had no opinion on whether Simpson was responsible for the killings. She felt some evidence could have been tampered with. Regarding Detective Mark Fuhrman, she said, "You can't base the trial on one man." She works in retail.
Seat 5A white female in her 30s or 40s, who works as a stage manager for a nonprofit theater company. She thought Simpson was probably guilty of the killings. Evidence of domestic abuse made her lean toward guilt, but later she heard police had mishandled evidence. That caused her to have doubts. She thought a police conspiracy was "unlikely, although anything is possible." She felt the media "speculated wildly" during the last case, and that troubled her because "this is very serious business."
Seat 6Latina woman in her 20s or 30s. She said that at the beginning of the criminal trial she thought Simpson was guilty, but "other things came up" to give her doubts. She was confused because a professor told her that DNA was the best evidence, but the first jury found Simpson not guilty after seeing the DNA evidence.
Seat 7An elderly black woman, who is worried that an unpopular verdict could cause riots in her neighborhood. She is a grandmother and said many times that she feels sorry for Simpson's children -- Sydney and Justin. She is not sure about Simpson's guilt or innocence, but she felt some evidence was not handled properly. She said she did not watch a lot of the criminal trial because, she was "in pain" with Denise Brown and the Goldmans and she decided against watching all that pain.
Seat 8A white male in his 40s. He works as a supervisor and arbitrates disputes. He said he decided not to watch the criminal trial. "The media had such a saturation campaign," he said, and he had "more important things in his life." He thought the police treated Simpson differently during the slow-speed chase. "Being of celebrity status, they extended some courtesy."
Seat 9A white male who appears to be in his 50s and is an unemployed cement finisher. He replaced Edgar Allan, the juror who was removed Friday for an alcoholism problem. The new juror has been arrested once for driving under the influence. He feels that domestic abuse is never justified. He was not sure whether Simpson was responsible for the murders, but he had heard there was "tainted" evidence during the criminal trial. He questioned why the police did not find the blood on the back gate at Nicole's residence sooner. He said tampering with evidence was a "possibility," and he is "open to anything."
Seat 10She is a white female who appears to be in her 50s. She watched little of the criminal trial, because she has a large family and works 10 to 11 hours a day. She thought the slow-speed Bronco chase made Simpson appear guilty. She also heard that Simpson had "slapped around" Nicole, but that didn't necessarily mean he was the killer. Her husband believes Simpson is guilty, but she said "we disagree a lot" and he would not influence her decision.
Seat 11A white female in her 30s who feels Simpson possibly is guilty of the murders. She is married, and her husband believes Simpson is innocent. She used to live near the condominium where Nicole lived.
Seat 12A white male in his 50s or 60s whose father was a policeman. He said he thinks Simpson probably is guilty, but he hoped he wasn't because he admires him as an athlete. "The prosecution failed to prove its case" during the criminal trial, he said. The juror said physical force cannot be justified, but he does not link domestic violence to murder. He believes interracial marriage is "impractical," because it can pose problems.
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