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From the Archives: The O.J. Simpson murder trial, by the numbers

The trial of O.J. Simpson was a landmark in the cultural landscape, a moment where the lines between news and entertainment began to bleed into each other in ways that are still being unpacked. In recognition of FX’s “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” finale airing Tuesday night, we’re digging out some of The Times’ front-line coverage of “The Trial of the Century.”

Days Simpson spent in jail: 474

Days since jury selection began: 372

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Days jurors were sequestered: 266

Length of opening statements: 4 days

Johnnie Cochran, left, Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden during opening arguments.
Johnnie Cochran, left, Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden during opening arguments. (Pool Photo)

Length of closing arguments: 4 days

Length of deliberations: less than 4 hours

Kato Kaelin acted as a witness.
Kato Kaelin acted as a witness. (John McCoy / Los Angeles Daily News Pool)

Witnesses: defense, 54; prosecution, 72

Days of testimony: defense 34; prosecution, 99

O.J. Simpson holds up gloved hands in front of the jury.
O.J. Simpson holds up gloved hands in front of the jury. (Associated Press)

Exhibits presented during testimony: defense, 369; prosecution, 488

Number of attorneys who presented evidence in court: defense, 11; prosecution, 9

Johnnie Cochran, from left, Gerald Uelmen, Robert Shapiro and defendant O.J. Simpson confer during the trial.
Johnnie Cochran, from left, Gerald Uelmen, Robert Shapiro and defendant O.J. Simpson confer during the trial. (Associated Press)

Length of official court transcript: more than 50,000 pages

Fines imposed on defense: $3,000

Fines imposed on prosecution: $850

Fines imposed on others: $1,800

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