Who was the presiding judge over the 1995 O.J. Simpson murder trial?
Answer: Judge Lance Ito is a retire Los Angeles County Superior Court judge. Ito became familiar to American television viewers when he presided over the 1995 murder trial of O.J. Simpson, at which Simpson was acquitted. In the years since the Simpson trial, Ito has kept out of the public eye and has given few interviews or statements. On the rare occasions that he’s spoken to the media, Ito hasn’t commented on the Simpson case. Last October, NBC News reported that Ito had presided over 500 cases since the Simpson trial before retiring in January 2015.
The O. J. Simpson murder case was a criminal trial held at the Los Angeles County Superior Court, in which former National Football League player and actor O. J. Simpson was tried on two counts of murder …
Date decided: October 2, 1995
Dates: 25 Jan 1995 – 2 Oct 1995
Court: Los Angeles County Superior Court
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
Prosecutor: Marcia Clark
Defense lead attorney: Johnnie Cochran
Lance Allan Ito (born August 2, 1950) is an American retired judge best known for presiding over the O.J. Simpson murder case while on the bench of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, California. He heard felony criminal cases at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in downtown Los Angeles.