Famous L.A. court trials

Manson photoIn the comments to Cello returned with damage, below, blogger "A Fly in the Wall" asks if the incredibly relieved Stradivarius-forgetter Peter Stumpf spoke up for Kato Kaelin during the O.J. Simpson trial. Commenter Will Campbell found a list of witnesses that was inconclusive, but the site the list is on is fascinating. It's Professor Doug Linder's Famous Trials page at the University of Missouri-Kansas City law school. He begins with the Trials of Socrates and comes forward in time through the trials of Jesus, Galileo, Susan Anthony, Oscar Wilde and a bunch of others, including the Black Sox trial of 1921 and the Chicago 7 of 1969-70. Interestingly, four of his last five historic trials took place here: Charles Manson's (in photo), the McMartin preschool trial, the Rodney King LAPD officers' trial and Simpson's.

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