May 15, 1996 in Nation/World

Oxford Students Grill Simpson

Compiled From Wire Services

O.J. Simpson denounced racial injustice and lauded Christian spirituality on Tuesday night, telling cheering or jeering Oxford students that he has discovered a new religious faith.

Expectations were high that the Oxford Union debating society, training ground of princes and prime ministers, would put Simpson under the toughest questioning he’s faced since his acquittal last October on charges of murdering his ex-wife and her friend.

The students who packed the overflowing hall lived up to the expectations. Many, especially those from the United States, were familiar with the trial and asked detailed questions.

Pressed for explanations of forensic and blood evidence presented at his trial, Simpson repeated defense claims that the prosecution’s expert witnesses often contradicted their own testimony.

Asked why Nicole Brown Simpson wrote a will shortly before she was murdered, he said that “Nicole made a will virtually every time we took a flight.”

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