Simpson tries on the murder gloves
The much-hyped OJ Simpson trial finally saw drama on Thursday
(15/6), when the defendant tugged on the blood-stained gloves that
were found at the murder scene. Jurors watched as Simpson put on
latex gloves first, then struggled to fit his hands into the brown
leather gloves. "They're too small," he said. After some minutes
of pushing and pulling, the gloves were on his hands but seemed
tight. Simpson pulled the tips of the fingers to show that his
hands weren't all the way in. After the glove demonstration,
witness Richard Rubin, former vice president and general manager
of glovemaker Aris Isotoner, walked to the counsel table and
inspected Simpson's bare hands. He testified Simpson was a size
large or extra-large. The gloves found at the scene of the murder
are extra-large and the prosecuting attorney suggested the former
footballer turned actor had faked the courtroom struggle, holding
his hands in such a way to inhibit a true fit. The incident was
the first dramatic moment in the long trial, which has been
dominated for the most by lengthy debates over the validity of the
(LOS ANGELES, 15/6) Simpson trying on glove to left hand.
Simpson trying on glove to right hand, struggles to make it fit.
CU two gloves. Simpson showing gloves. Holding hands in air.
Simpson shrugs, removes gloves.
STORY: OJ GLOVES
LOCATION: LOS ANGELES
DATE: 15 JUNE 1995
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