Unformatted text preview: this day, it remains unsolved. It also had the effect of changing the opinion of child beauty pageants and the Stage Mom , since both were intensely dissected in the aftermath. Opinion changed from "Oh, she's adorable! " to "This is a little creepy." • In California, former NFL running back Orenthal James "O.J." Simpson was allegedly involved in the murder of his ex-wife and a close friend of hers. While celebrity trials had gotten press before, this one (and the low-speed car chase along LA freeways that preceded it) absolutely dominated national headlines through 1995. The outcome of the trial (found not guilty) caused a great deal of arguing, particularly along racial lines. This trial also featured the first highly-publicized usage of DNA as evidence....
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