Now, the Los Angeles Police Department is investigating a knife possibly found years ago at the former Brentwood estate of the one-time football star.
LAPD spokesman Capt. Andy Neiman told reporters Friday morning that the officer’s excuse was that he thought the case was closed. “I would think that an LAPD officer… would know that any time you come into contact with evidence that you should submit that to investigators”. He was forced to surrender the knife to LAPD when the friend told superiors. “I don’t know what happened or if this story is bogus from the get go”.
Simpson’s former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman were stabbed to death on June 12, 1994, at her condominium a few kilometres away. Douglas is not now Simpson’s lawyer.
“Where has the knife been?” “From what I can see, there’s no chain of custody”.
The officer retired shortly afterwards and is alleged to have kept the knife as a souvenir ever since.
The source wouldn’t elaborate on specifics, but said “the characteristics and condition of the knife were not consistent with the weapon used in the Brown and Goldman murders nor does it appear it was buried for a length of time that would put it in the time frame of the slayings”.
Simpson’s Rockingham estate in Brentwood was demolished in 1998.
Clark also said she believed it was possible that DNA evidence could be lifted from the blade that could shed light on the case. At Friday’s press conference however, Neiman declined to specify what type of knife it was.
The knife was dirty and muddy, and looked like it had been underground, Copeland said.
He failed to turn himself in and a manhunt began that led to Simpson being chased at slow speed down a freeway in a white Ford Bronco under the full glare of news helicopters. It’s big news! Could the murder weapon have been discovered after all of these years?
OJ Simpson in court in this file photo. Authorities said they were still doing testing to check whether the weapon was connected to the murders. The fact that no one could locate the knife only added to the intrigue.
He says if the knife was involved in the murders, forensic tests will reveal it even after all this time and despite it being handled. “Simpson has been acquitted and there is double jeopardy… there is nothing we can do”.
“It’s unusual how this all of a sudden becomes a huge story during this time”, Neiman added, referring to the popular “People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” anthology that is airing on the FX television channel. The Washington Post asks and answers a slew of “tricky legal questions”. The date the knife was recovered has not been released. I think it was better to leave speculation.
The knife is now being tested for fingerprints, then will move to the Serology Unit next week to be tested for DNA and other biological evidence, TMZ said.
“I had instructed my people, ‘if you find anything, don’t keep it. Tell me, we’ll take the appropriate action, ‘” Weber said. “It sounds like a made-in-Hollywood knife discovery”.
This absence fueled public intrigue, along with two decades of theories about potential murder weapons. But whether it fit Simpson’s hand became a famously debated point during the trial.
“We could not charge Mr Simpson”, Neiman said.
“I was raised to be a gentleman, I walked over and I said ‘let me hold that for you, ‘” Kardashian said.
Arenella said, “This is really a matter of state law, not federal law”.
Simpson is imprisoned in Nevada in a separate case.
“It’s very unusual this is happening”, he said.