Discovery of knife is latest twist in OJ Simpson case
Los Angeles police said Friday they were testing the knife, which was recently handed over by a retired LAPD traffic officer, for any possible connection to the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.
Attorney Carl Douglas - a member of O.J. Simpson's legal "dream team" that secured his 1995 acquittal in the deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman - on Friday called the story "ridiculous".
In order for evidence to be filed as part of a case, Williams said a "report is written as to all the facts: where it was found, how it was found, when it was found".
There are many questions about the new discovery - including how it was found, whether it may possibly have predated Simpson's living on the property, and why the officer in question failed to hand over what could be a significant piece of evidence in arguably the biggest murder case in Los Angeles history. Los Angeles police are investigating a knife purport...
A knife reportedly found buried on the property of O.J. Simpson will undergo a series of test for DNA evidence, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. He was acquitted of both murders on October 3, 1995 and therefore can not be retried.
That officer, now retired, says he kept the knife for himself until he turned it over to the Los Angeles Police Department last month.
Neiman also stressed that the department is considering bringing charges against the officer for withholding evidence.
Police are still not sure exactly how the knife came into their possession, Neiman said.
O.J. Simpson is shown with his ex-wife Nicole Simpson and their children, daughter Sidney Brooke, 9, and son Justin, 6, in Los Angeles, California in this March 16, 1994 file photo.
"I really don't know what to think of it", Clark admits.
"Because of double jeopardy, even if O.J. Simpson and the victims' DNA was found on this knife, he can't be charged" in the murders, Peter Arenella, a UCLA law professor, said. According to TMZ, he was interested in framing the weapon and wanted to know the departmental number for the murder case so that he could include it in the frame. "But we have to find out what this means, what the truth of this is".
The retired officer told investigators that he went to police at the time and was told it was worthless, and could keep it, the officials said. He is presently serving a 33-year prison sentence in Nevada for an armed robbery conviction in 2008.
The knife - believed to have been recovered by a construction worker tearing down the house and then given to an off-duty cop - surfaced just as the popular "People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" anthology is airing on the FX television channel.