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Deena Mullen is Juror #5 (04:42)


Deena Mullen served as a juror for the O.J. Simpson civil trial in 1996. On the day of her summons, news tents and paparazzi surrounded the courthouse. Mullen never worked in December or January as a freelance lighting and set designer.

September 18, 1996: Jury Selection Begins (04:51)

Potential jurors needed to fill out a 20-page questionnaire about the criminal trial and publicity. Mullen did not even realize that Simpson attempted to evade officers in a white Bronco and thought the defendant was an ex-basketball star. Jurors were sworn in and instructed not to form any opinions.

October 23, 1996: Trial Begins (03:29)

Mullen did not enjoy being so tightly monitored or controlled. Fred Goldman and Dan Petrocelli sat closest. The jurors felt like animals in a zoo and tried to not react while court was in session.

November 8, 1996: The Autopsy Photos Are Presented (08:13)

Everything changed once the jurors witnessed the autopsy photos. Ron Goldman had stab wounds across his neck and arms. Nicole Brown skin appeared white because of the wound in her throat; no blood appeared on Simpson because it pooled on the ground.

November 22, 1996: O.J. Takes the Stand (06:09)

The courtroom was packed while Petrocelli questioned Simpson about domestic abuse. Two of the jurors thought Simpson took medication between the morning and afternoon sessions. The jury was instructed not to discuss the case and brought in games and coloring books.

January 6, 1997: The Bruno Magli Photos Are Presented (03:00)

The lawyers and judge were angry when the jury entered the courtroom. Simpson denied wearing the shoes on the stand.

January 13, 1997: The Closing Arguments (02:13)

When Petrocelli offered to refund the $200 for a civil trial if he could see Ron Goldman walk through the doors of the courtroom, Fred Goldman looked down.

January 29, 1997: The Jury Deliberates (05:43)

The jury discussed gossip and began to study the evidence provided; Mullen tried on the gloves. One juror wanted to stretch deliberations out for as long as possible. The first vote was unanimous; the jury waited for the lawyers and family members to arrive to render the verdict.

February 4, 1997: The Jury Reaches a Verdict (03:19)

Mullen wanted to reassure Petrocelli and Fred because they looked so sick. Spectators and family members cheered and applauded when after the guilty verdict was rendered.

February 10, 1997: The Jury Is Released (06:40)

Helicopters and reporters followed the jurors from the courthouse. Mullen thought she was prepared and appeared on many talk shows. People threw parties for the jury and gave them memorabilia.

Credits: Juror #5: 58 Days Jury Duty on the O.J. Simpson Civil Trial (01:32)

Credits: Juror #5: 58 Days Jury Duty on the O.J. Simpson Civil Trial

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Juror #5: 58 Days Jury Duty on the O.J. Simpson Civil Trial

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Premiering five years to the month that Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman were killed, this 60-minute America Undercover exclusive is a unique mix of performance and documentary footage in which Deena Mullen, a theatrical lighting designer, shares her unforgettable experience as one of 12 jurors who served on the O.J. Simpson civil trial in late 1996 and early 1997. Through Mullen’s unminced words, media footage outside the trial, and projections of Mullen’s courtroom notes and sketches, Juror Number 5 offers new perspectives to a trial that (unlike the first) was untelevised and unseen except by those who sat in the courtroom. It also delivers one woman’s powerful voice proclaiming, once and for all, that O.J. Simpson was guilty of murder.

Length: 51 minutes

Item#: BVL162939

Copyright date: ©1999

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