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Excerpts From Grand Jury Investigation of the O.J. Simpson Case With AM-Simpson-Slayings, Bjt

July 31, 1994

Undated (AP) _ Excerpts from the grand jury testimony in the O.J. Simpson double-murder case, with Keith Douglas Zlomsowitch being questioned by Deputy District Attorney Marcia Clark.

Zlomsowitch said he met Nicole Brown Simpson in January 1992 at a restaurant he helped operate in Aspen, Colo., and later invited Nicole to the Mezzaluna restaurant he helped run in Beverly Hills.

Zlomsowitch: She came down to the restaurant. We were having a very good night. The restaurant was extremely busy at the time. And Mr. Simpson walked into the restaurant, pulled up in front of the restaurant in his car to valet parking, which is very visible. He walked into the restaurant and approached our table.

Clark: And what happened next?

Zlomsowitch: He leaned over our table - there were approximately six or eight people sitting at the table, friends of hers, myself and one of my friends who was working at the restaurant at the time who I was introducing to her friends. He leaned over our table, rested his hands on the table and sort of stared at myself and the other male individual at the table and introduced himself as Mr. O.J. Simpson and replied, ″I’m O.J. Simpson and she’s still my wife.″

Clark: And was he looking at you when he said that?

Zlomsowitch: Yes, he was.

Clark: And he had his hands placed on the table top?

Zlomsowitch: I can’t recall if both hands were on the table top or one on actually her chair and the other on the table, but quite imposingly leaning over the table.

Clark: Leaning over the entire table?

Zlomsowitch: Leaning over the end of the table, as if to announce to everybody.

Clark: Did he say it in a serious tone of voice?

Zlomsowitch: Yes, he did.

Clark: How would you describe his tone of voice?

Zlomsowitch: Serious, if not scary. Just deep, threatening to the point of - Yes, we were very intimidated. I was for sure intimidated.

Clark: What did you do?

Zlomsowitch: I was shocked a little bit. I simply leaned back. I was scared. I was afraid of a confrontation, obviously.

Clark questions Zlomsowitch about another confrontation with Simpson.

Zlomsowitch: We got to the house, we lit a few candles, put on a little music, poured a glass of wine and we sat on the couch in the downstairs living room of the house and we began to become intimate.

. . .

Zlomsowitch: The next day I came back to the house, the kids were swimming in the swimming pool, me and Nicole were sitting alongside the swimming pool watching the children. She made a comment that her neck was stiff and that her back was sort of stiff.

. . .

Zlomsowitch: I, we went into the bedroom off of the swimming pool, very close to where the children were at in the back of the house, with the door open so we could see the children swimming and I began to give her neck a massage.

. . .

Zlomsowitch: She remained dressed. Very soon after, maybe five minutes after I began giving Nicole a massage, I looked up and Mr. Simpson came in through the back door which was adjoining, adjacent to the pool, came directly in through the back door right up on top of us, physically within two feet, came right in the back door.

Clark: Had you seen him before he appeared within two feet of you?

Zlomsowitch: No, I did not.

Clark: And were you standing over Nicole? Was she lying on her stomach at that time?

Zlomsowitch; I was sitting on her back massaging her neck.

Clark: What happened next?

Zlomsowitch: I looked up. I was startled. Nicole looked up and was startled as well. Mr. Simpson made a comment, several comments, actually, started saying to us, can I say what Mr. Simpson said?

Clark: Yes, you can.

Zlomsowitch: He said, ″I can’t believe it. I can’t believe it. Look what you are doing. Look what you are doing. The kids are right out here by the pool. Look what you guys are doing.″

Clark: What was his tone of voice?

Zlomsowitch: Angry. He then proceeded to sit down next to the bed. Nicole made a comment to him. He sat down next to the bed and continued to make comments towards us. He said, he said, ″I watched you last night. I can’t believe you would do that in the house. I watched you.″

Zlomsowitch testifies about the conclusion of the same confrontation with Simpson.

Zlomsowitch: She said something to me and I went in the kitchen where I waited for a period of approximately 15 minutes, at which time Mr. Simpson came out of the room and approached me in the kitchen. He stuck out his hand to shake my hand ... And he said, ″No hard feelings, right? No hard feeling?″ And I looked up at him and I said, I don’t recall if I said, ″No hard feelings,″ but I said, ″It’s okay,″ you know. ″It’s okay,″ or something to that effect. And he said, he said, ″You understand, you know, I’m a very proud man.″ And I can’t recall exactly what his words were after that, but he said, ″I’m a very proud man. You know, I’m very visible in this community,″ or something to that effect, I recall.

Excerpts from the grand jury testimony in the O.J. Simpson double-murder case, with Deputy District Attorney Marcia Clark questioning criminalist Dennis Fung about the bloody path at the crime scene.

Clark: With respect to the stride analysis, what is the basis for the conclusion that you draw concerning the pace of the person moving who dripped that blood?

Fung: As I walked along the bloody shoe print path, I was walking and I would expect the shoe prints - the distance between each shoe prints - to be a much greater distance for somebody who was running. And it was pretty, the stride was not much different from my own, when I was walking, so that is how I based my conclusion.

Clark: ... Was there anything about the nature of the blood dripping (alongside the shoe prints) that supported that conclusion as well?

Fung: ... Yes. Assuming that those blood stains are from, were made by the person who also made the shoe prints, I would expect those blood drops to have little trailing edges to them that would indicate a direction. But they pretty much do not have direction associated with them.

Clark: Then what are you telling us about those blood drops?

Fung: Those blood drops were made by somebody going in a relatively slow, slow velocity, slow speed.

Clark questions Fung about blood found at Simpson’s estate

Clark: Where did you find blood stains inside the car (Bronco)?

Fung: There were blood stains on the interior driver door, on the driver’s seat, on the instrument panel, on the driver floor and on the center console.

Clark: On the driver’s floor?

Fung: Yes.

Clark: Was it an impression like from a shoe?

Fung: There appeared to be a partial shoe print on the driver floor.

Clark: And did it test positive for blood?

Fung: A presumptive test was done and it indicated the presence of blood.

Clark: ... Do you recall examining the upstairs location at, the upstairs of the residence at the location of 360 Rockingham?

Fung: ... I did a presumptive test for blood in the sink drain and it came back indicating the presence of blood in the sink drain. I also did a presumptive test indicating the presence of blood in the shower drain.

Clark asks criminalist Collin Yamauchi about blood tests

Clark: And just to recap, the blood from the interior of the Ford Bronco tested out to be consistent with the blood type of the suspect, Orenthal Simpson, and inconsistent with that of the victims, correct?

Yamauchi: Yes.

Clark: The blood taken from the foyer of the suspect’s residence was also tested. The result was consistent with the blood of the suspect. Is that correct?

Yamauchi: Yes.

Clark: The blood taken from the blood trail along the escape route at the crime scene of 875 South Bundy also, to the extent you got a conclusive result, tested consistent with the blood of Orenthal Simpson. Is that correct?

Yamauchi: Yes.

Clark: The blood that you found on the glove and tested that was recovered from the side of the suspect’s residence contained a mix that was consistent with the blood types of Nicole Simpson, Ron Goldman and Orenthal Simpson. Is that correct?

Yamauchi: Yes, possible mixture.

Clark questions police Detective Philip Lewis Vannatter about his interview with Simpson after the former football player’s return from Chicago the morning after the murders.

Clark: Did you ask him about how he got the injury to his hand?

Vannatter: Yes. When I talked to him about the injury, I had previously noticed the bandage on his left hand and I asked him how he had injured his hand. And he said that he didn’t really know. He says he must have injured it sometime that evening while he was preparing to leave on the trip. His explanation was he was very busy and he was rushing around and that he must have injured it, but he didn’t really know how he had done that. Then I talked to him about, or we talked to him about the possibility of his blood being at 875 South Bundy. We asked him when he had been there last, and he said he had last been at her residence, he believed, about a week prior and had been in her house maybe five to seven days prior. And we asked him, ″Were you injured or anything while you were over there? Could you have been dropping any blood?″ And he said, ″No,″ he wasn’t injured and he couldn’t have been dropping any blood.

Clark: Did he indicate when had gotten that cut?

Vannatter: Yes, the evening of June the 12th, sometime between the recital and the time he left the home.

Clark: But did he tell you how that happened?

Vannatter: No. He said he didn’t know. He said he couldn’t remember how he injured himself.


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