SANTA MONICA, Calif. - The following is a breakdown of the
12 jurors chosen in the O.J. Simpson civil trial. The panelists'
names have been kept confidential and they are known only by their
Juror 199 (Seat 1): A U.S. postal worker in his 30s, born in Jamaica. He is of mixed Asian and black descent and has a bachelor's degree in math from Cal State Fresno. He believes DNA is "like a genetic fingerprint." He said during jury selection he was surprised at the quick verdict in the criminal case, but said he had no opinion on Simpson's guilt or innocence. When asked if he believes physical force predisposes a person to more severe violence, he said, "Yes." He said he watched Simpson's criminal trial trial on television for "entertainment" only.
Juror 341(Seat 2): A white woman and bank employee who appears to be in her 60s. She wrote on her jury questionnaire that, in her opinion, the use of force in a relationship often predisposes a person to violence. She said she believes Simpson is probably not guilty. She thinks interracial marriages can cause problems. She also said she has no strong feelings about law enforcement, although she said she was "amazed" that former Detective Mark Fuhrman received only probation for felony perjury.
Juror 186 (Seat 3): A white male, in his 30's. He said he was worried about what effect his decision might have on friends, family, community. He also said he wouldn't want people to dislike him, but that he was willing to put that aside in reaching decision. "I'm afraid whatever the outcome I will offend people," he said. He believes DNA is like "a fingerprint" and said most of his information on DNA came from watching the Discovery Channel and the movie "Jurassic Park."
Juror 294 (Seat 4): White woman in her 20s who said she is unsure if Simpson is guilty or innocent. She said she grew up with Simpson as a hero because he endorsed "all the cool products". She wrote on her questionnaire that Simpson is "secure, athletic and wealthy." She replaced Juror 78, a woman of mixed white and Hispanic descent in her 30s, who was dismissed for inappropriate behavior November 25.
Juror 266 (Seat 5): A white woman in her 40s who grew up in the South. She works as a stage manager for a community theater. Her questionnaire indicated she thinks Simpson is probably guilty. She said she believed some witnesses during the criminal trial had an agenda. She also said she doesn't think the police were out to "get" Simpson, but added, "The criminal justice system is full of flaws, but it's standing up just like the Santa Monica Courthouse," a building full of cracks from an earthquake in 1994.
Juror 257 (Seat 6): A Hispanic woman in her 30s. She indicated on her jury questionnaire that she did not pay much attention to Simpson's criminal trial and had few opinions about the case. She described Simpson's relationship with his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, as "dysfunctional." She said she thought the Bronco chase was silly, and was saddened when she saw pictures of Nicole's battered face.
Juror 333 (Seat 7): A black grandmother in her 60s. She told attorneys she felt sympathy for Fred Goldman, the father of murder victim Ronald Goldman, because "it's a parent's worst nightmare to have your child die before you do." She also said, "Celebrities are human beings, just as likely to kill as any other person." Her husband was a parole officer for the California Youth Authority. She said she still trusts law enforcement. Her brother-in-law was killed by a robber during a holdup at the liquor store he owned. However, she said she thinks evidence in the Simpson case could have been mishandled.
Juror 290 (Seat 8): A man in his 40s believed to be of Middle Eastern descent. A company manager who specializes in arbitration, he said he would "go in with an open mind." He said he doesn't believe race is a big part of this case, saying, "It's about whether the defendant is responsible to the plaintiffs."
Juror 326 (Seat 9): A white man in his 50s who believes police are sometimes involved in cover-ups. "Of course they cover up for each other," he said. "It's been done before." He also said it was "possible" that evidence in the case had been tampered with and was doubtful about blood found on a gate at Nicole Brown Simpson's home two months after the murders.
Juror 400 (Seat 10): A white female in her 50's. A working mom with six kids, three still living at home. She said because of her long work hours, she had little opportunity to follow Simpson's criminal trial, and said she's unsure of Simpson's guilt or innocence. She said she remembers prosecutor Marcia Clark's hairdo. Her husband, she said, has some prejudice, but she doesn't share his opinions about race and other issues. She said her husband told her to just tell the court that Simpson's guilty and to be done with jury duty. But instead, she said, "I could be fair." She also has strong religious beliefs but told attorneys she's "not a fanatic." She said her daughter had a situation involving domestic violence with a boyfriend.
Juror 88 (Seat 11): A white woman in her 30s. Asked if she would listen to arguments about evidence-planting by police, she said, "I believe anything is possible." She lives near the crime scene. She wrote on her questionnaire that Simpson was "probably guilty," although she thinks a frame-up is possible. She said she and her husband disagreed about the Simpson case. She said Mark Fuhrman would not make a trustworthy witness, but added that the police tend to tell the truth. She said DNA could have a great impact on the case, and compared it to a fingerprint.
Juror 227 (Seat 12): A white man in his 50s. He said he first thought Simpson was innocent, but later concluded he was "probably guilty" because there didn't seem to be another answer. He said the prosecution failed to prove its case in the criminal trial. The man's father was a police officer, but he said that would not affect his decision in the case because police officers can make mistakes. He called interracial marriages "impractical."
Seat 1, Badge 369: Asian male in his 30s. A computer programmer who believes planting of evidence is possible. "I'm neutral," he said.
Seat 2, Badge 206: White male in his 60s. A retired medical diagnostic lab worker, he said he knew little about the case because he was more concerned with problems in Yugoslavia.
Seat 3, Badge 205: White woman in her 20s. A college student whose classes begin in January. She doesn't believe race is an issue in the Simpson case. She was dismissed from the jury November 15, for sleeping in court.
Seat 4, Badge 330: Hispanic man in his 40s. He said he was unbiased. "I call 'em as I see 'em." He was dismissed from the jury December 17.
Seat 5, Badge 27: White male. He has friends in the Los Angeles Police Department and has gone on police ride-alongs. He said he's ignored recent publicity, didn't know about former Detective Mark Fuhrman's no contest plea and believes "there's two sides to every story."
Seat 6, Badge 294: White woman in her 20s. She wrote on her questionnaire that Simpson is "secure, athletic and wealthy." Moved to Seat 4 on the jury after dismissal of Juror 78.
Seat 7, Badge 367: White male, works in marketing department of law firm doing desktop publishing. He was a member of a previous jury which hung 10-2 for guilt. He was with the majority. Dismissed due to illness October 31.
Seat 8, Badge 295: Black woman in her 40s. She works for a medical corporation. Said she would not be upset by gruesome photos in the case and added, "I would listen to the evidence and base my decision on the evidence."