Flesh and Blood

At the Simpson hearing, the talk was of bloodstains, a knife and | a sealed envelope

After weeks in which most episodes in the O.J. Simpson case have taken place just about anywhere but in court -- on the freeways, in the headlines, on the Sunday-morning talk shows -- it was something of a relief when the preliminary hearing started last week in Los Angeles. Even when prosecutors and the defense engaged in scholastic squabbles -- like the one over how many hairs are needed for a forensic test -- it was difficult to turn away. As millions who tuned into the all-day network and cable coverage discovered (there was scarcely anywhere else to go), in those...

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