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The End is Near

Final phase arrives.

Skeptics said it never would.

Closing arguments.


After more than a year of the Simpson case dominating the media and, consequently, my life, it seemed impossible that the trial might actually be coming to an end. Yet, closing arguments always led to jury deliberations and verdict. Of course, that didn’t necessarily mean the end of the case. My mind whirled ahead to a retrial, should the jury hang, which many, particularly many in the news media, would be the situation, if, in fact, jurors failed to convict.

I ignored my dueling emotions: Wanting more than anything for it to be over, yet dreading the gaping hole yawn in my work-a-day world. And, truth be told, missing all of the media folks with whom I had daily interaction.