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Johnnie Cochran Leaves Behind Rich Legal Legacy

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Johnnie Cochran Leaves Behind Rich Legal Legacy

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Johnnie Cochran Leaves Behind Rich Legal Legacy

Johnnie Cochran Leaves Behind Rich Legal Legacy

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Defense attorney Johnnie Cochran, shown here at the Essence Awards in 2003, gained celebrity in the 1995 murder trial of O.J. Simpson. Reuters hide caption

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Lawyer Johnnie Cochran, who led the defense team that won an acquittal for O.J. Simpson, died Tuesday in Los Angeles of a brain tumor at age 67. A look back at the life and career of the celebrity attorney who became a household name, thanks to the Simpson trial.

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