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Hollywood Memorial

Nicole Brown Simpson

A tall, beautiful blonde, who was homecoming queen of her high school. She met Orenthal James (O.J.) Simpson soon after her graduation, when she was 18 and he was 30 years old. They married on February 2, 1985, and she soon became a mother of two children. Citing spousal abuse, she divorced O.J. Simpson in 1992, winning a $433,000 cash settlement and $10,000 per month in child support. She and a casual friend, Ronald Goldman, were found murdered at her Brentwood condominium, just outside her own front door. Ronald Goldman, a waiter at a nearby restaurant, was returning eyeglasses that she had accidentally left there at dinner that night. He is considered an accidental victim of the murderer. In a highly televised and controversial trial running from December 1994 to October 1995, O.J. Simpson was acquitted of both murders after it was found that a police investigator, Detective Mark Fuhrman, had lied on the witness stand. In a later civil court case concluded in February 1997, brought by Ronald Goldman’s father, O.J. Simpson was found guilty for wrongful death and ordered to pay $8.5 million dollars to the Goldman family. One of the trials of the century, similar to the Fatty Arbuckle trial for the death of Virginia Rappe, the statutory rape trial of Errol Flynn or the Lana Turner and daughter’s trial for murder of mobster Johnny Stompanato; all ending in acquittals. She is buried at Ascension Cemetery in Lake Forest outside Los Angeles, dead at age 35.