Monday 26 September 2016

Knife 'discovered buried at former OJ Simpson estate' is now being tested by LAPD

Published 04/03/2016 | 11:48

Sensational: OJ Simpson holds up his hands to the jury wearing the infamous gloves found during his 1995 murder trial.
Sensational: OJ Simpson holds up his hands to the jury wearing the infamous gloves found during his 1995 murder trial.
OJ Simpson

A knife that was discovered buried at the former OJ Simpson estate almost 20 years ago is currently being tested by the Los Angeles Police Department.

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Authorities have confirmed that the knife was discovered by a construction worker at the site when the house was being demolished in 1998 by a new owner, TMZ report.

The construction worker found the folding buck knife in the debris and brought it to an LAPD police officer who was standing on the street.

Sources told the website the cop, who worked in the traffic division, was off-duty at the time and working as security for a film shoot that was happening across the road.

It is understood he never handed the knife in but told a friend in the LAPD Robbery Homicide Division about it in late January of this year.

The now-retired officer was looking to get it framed for his wall, and asked his friend to get the Departmental Record number for the Nicole Brown Simpson/Ronald Goldman murder case, which he planned on engraving in the frame.

Nicole Simpson was stabbed multiple times and her throat was cut. Photo: Reuters
Nicole Simpson was stabbed multiple times and her throat was cut. Photo: Reuters

The LAPD Robbery Homicide Division reported the discovery and the retired police officer was forced to turn the knife in.

It is understood the knife is now being tested for hair and fingerprints. It will be tested for DNA and other biological evidence next week.

Mug shot: OJ Simpson in 1994
Mug shot: OJ Simpson in 1994

In 1995, OJ Simpson was acquitted of the 1994 murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman after a lengthy trial that received massive media attention at the time.

According to the double jeopardy clause, OJ Simpson cannot be tried again on the same charges in the same case as he received a legitimate acquittal at the time.

O.J. Simpson
O.J. Simpson

The former American football star, who is now serving time for armed robbery and kidnapping, has hit headlines again recently with the release of a new US series that examines the murder trial of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman.

The docu-series 'The People vs OJ Simpson: American Crime Story' debuted to massive ratings on the FX network in the US and is now airing on BBC Two.

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