O.J. Simpson case: 12 memorable images 25 years after the infamous murders

It's been 25 years since O.J. Simpson's ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ronald Goldman were stabbed to death outside her home on June 12, 1994.

What followed — the slow-moving police chase of the Ford Bronco, Simpson's arrest and what many called the "trial of the century" — captivated America.

Simpson was charged with the murders and the country was riveted by wall-to-wall television coverage of the trial that lasted 11 months and gave us the phrase: "If it doesn't fit, you must acquit."

Indeed, Simpson was acquitted on Oct. 3, 1995, unleashing emotional reactions — in favor of and against — the verdict.

Below are a dozen memorable images from the O.J. Simpson trial.

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Defense attorney F. Lee Bailey, left, defendant O.J. Simpson and defense attorney Johnnie Cochran react as a jury finds Simpson not guilty of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman on Oct. 3, 1995, in Los Angeles. (Photo: Myung J. Chun, AP)

Victims Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Both were slain in Los Angeles on June 12, 1994. The Hall of Fame football star O.J. Simpson was charged with the murders. (Photo: AP, AP)

Police chase a Ford Bronco driven by Al Cowlings as he takes his friend, O.J. Simpson, to Simpson's home in Brentwood. The slow-moving June 17, 1994, freeway chase took law enforcement authorities through two counties after Simpson was charged with the murders. (Photo: Joseph R. Villarin, AP)

Brian "Kato" Kaelin testifies on March 21, 1995, at the Los Angeles Criminal Courts Building. (Photo: John McCoy, AP)

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lance Ito yells in court on Sept. 29, 1995. (Photo: Pool photo by Eric Draper, AP)

Prosecutor Christopher Darden points at a chart during his closing arguments on Sept. 29, 1995. (Photo: Pool photo by Reed Saxon, AP)

Prosecutor Marcia Clark makes her closing arguments on Sept. 29, 1995. (Photo: Myung J. Chun, AP)

Defendant Simpson grimaces as he tries to put on one of the leather gloves prosecutors say he wore the night Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were murdered on June 15, 1995. Simpson struggled to put on the gloves, saying they were "too small" as he held them up to the jury. (Photo: Sam Mircovich, AP)

Defense attorney Johnnie Cochran puts on a pair of gloves as he reminds the jury that the bloody gloves O.J. Simpson tried on did not fit him on Sept. 27, 1995. Cochran coined the phrase, "If it doesn't fit, you must acquit." (Photo: Pool photo by Vince Bucci, AP)

Fred Goldman, father of murder victim Ron Goldman, wipes a tear way as his wife, Patti, and daughter, Kim, listen to the prosecution's closing arguments on Sept. 26, 1995. (Photo: Pool photo by Myung J. Chun, AP)

Monica Armendariz, left gasps while Lisa Canales covers her face in disbelief after the verdicts were announced at the University of Texas at El Paso. (Photo: Bill Haines, El Paso Times, EL PASO TIMES)

Gail Sullivan, left, reacts with joy after the verdict was announced on television at The Varsity in Atlanta. (Photo: Michael A. Schwarz, USA TODAY)

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