CNN O.J. Simpson Trial

May transcripts arranged by date.

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May 1, 1995 (85k zip) -- A police chemist, testifying Monday in the Simpson trial, said he would not expect criminalists to collect every blooddrop in a trail. O.J. Simpson's defense team said Monday that prosecutors should not be allowed to say blood found at the crime scene is "consistent with" Simpson's until they introduce evidence showing how a test sample taken from Simpson was collected and packaged. Another juror has been excused from the O.J. Simpson case, the seventh so far.

May 2, 1995 (83k zip) -- A police chemist, on the stand for a second day, testified that blood found on a sock, recovered from O.J. Simpson's bedroom, was "consistent with the type we found for item number 59, Nicole Brown." Chemist Gregory Matheson, expected to give the first test results on blood taken from the crime scene, defended the way blood evidence was collected in the Simpson murder investigation.

May 3, 1995 (88k zip) -- Police forensic chemist Greg Matheson returned to the stand for a third day in the O.J. Simpson case. Recently-dismissed Simpson juror Tracy Hampton was rushed to a Los Angeles area hospital Tuesday morning, after suffering what was described as a violent seizure at her home.

May 4, 1995 (78k zip) -- The blood O.J. Simpson gave investigators and the blood found under the fingernails of the ex-wife he is accused of murdering came under the magnifying glass at the Simpson trial.

May 5, 1995 (55k zip) -- Prosecutors in the Simpson case told Judge Lance Ito that their "reading" of an FBI report on blood evidence found at the crime scenes indicates it could not have come from a sample of Simpson's blood.

May 8, 1995 (58k zip) -- The prosecution called Robin Cotton, a DNA expert and lab director at Cellmark Laboratories, which performed the bulk of the DNA tests that were conducted on the blood, fiber and hair samples in the case.

May 9, 1995 -- Robin Cotton, spent a second day on the stand in the Simpson case explaining DNA to the jury.

May 10, 1995 (75k zip) -- Prosecutors tried Wednesday to link O.J. Simpson to the murders of his ex-wife and her friend by using DNA test results. The Simpson jury entered the courtroom almost two hours after court was scheduled to start with the resumption of testimony from Dr. Robin Cotton, director of Cellmark Diagnostics lab.

May 11, 1995 (73k zip) -- Prosecution DNA expert Robin Cotton testified that five blood drops found on Nicole Brown Simpson's walkway possibly came from O.J. Simpson.

May 15, 1995 (75k zip) -- Simpson defense attorney Peter Neufeld implied that Cellmark Labs has a financial interest and is therefore biased. A hearing was held after testimony Thursday regarding whether or not Simpson's friend and attorney Robert Kardashian should testify under oath what he knows about Simpson's luggage.

May 16, 1995 (80k zip) -- The prosecution has called its second DNA expert, Gary Sims, in hopes of linking O.J. Simpson to the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.

May 17, 1995 (60k zip) -- For the first time, a witness has placed murder victim Ron Goldman's blood in O.J. Simpson's Ford Bronco. Prosecutors in the O.J. Simpson case want the jury to know that defense experts observed prosecution DNA testing and had access to the evidence.

May 18, 1995 (60k zip) -- The jury in the Simpson case is again hearing astronomical odds linking Simpson to the murders of his ex-wife and her friend. Two reporters, Kristin Jeanette-Myers of Court TV and Gail Holland of USA Today, have been banned from the courtroom in the Simpson trial for talking in the courtroom. A report from the Los Angeles Coroner's office reveals the medical examiner believed two knives may have been used in the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.

May 19, 1995 (38k zip)

May 22, 1995 (78k zip) -- The defense in the O.J. Simpson case attempted to cast doubt on the quality of the evidence Monday. Jurors in the O.J. Simpson case enjoyed a trip to the theater and a ride in a blimp this weekend.

May 23, 1995 (73k zip)

May 24, 1995 (73k zip)

May 25, 1995 (33k zip) -- Police Criminalist Collin Yamauchi, who set off a firestorm Wednesday when he said he understood Simpson had an alibi, testified Thursday that he misnumbered tests on a summary sheet. Prosecutors filed papers on arguing against allowing the defense to enter O.J. Simpson's June 13 statement to police.

May 26, 1995 (68k zip)

May 30, 1995 (63k zip) -- The Simpson defense put criminalist Collin Yamauchi through a battery of questions intended to show that he was sloppy in handling the evidence in the double murder case. Defense attorney Johnnie Cochran said today he's concerned about the possibility of losing another juror in the Simpson case.

May 31, 1995 (70k zip) -- Judge Lance Ito has ruled that the jury will see almost all of the autopsy photographs the prosecution sought to enter as exhibits. Defense attorney Johnnie Cochran again raises the issue of the prosecution targeting jurors.


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