UPDATED: March 7, 2016:
Officials have confirmed that a knife found more than a decade ago on O.J. Simpson‘s former property is “inconsistent” with the 1994 murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and friend Ron Goldman.
According to NBC:
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.
Retired LAPD officer George Maycott was given the knife by a construction worker in 2001 or 2002 while Maycott was working off duty near Simpson’s former estate, and the worker explained the knife was found on the property, Maycott’s attorney said.
The knife, which appeared to have no blood on it, is typically carried by construction workers and landscapers.
SOURCE: NBC News
Since the premiere of American Crime Story: The People v. O.J Simpson, many viewers have re-discovered their interest in the case, leading to new clues and evidence two decades later.
According to reports, a construction worker found a knife buried on the perimeter of the former O.J. Simpson estate in June 1998 when the house was demolished, and it’s currently being tested by the LAPD in a top-secret investigation.
Our law enforcement sources say the construction worker took the knife to the street, where he saw an LAPD cop. He told the officer where he found the knife and the cop took it.
Turns out the cop — who worked in the traffic division — was off duty at the time, working security for a movie shoot at a house across the street on Rockingham. Our sources say the officer took the knife home and kept it … kept it for years.
After he retired from the LAPD, he contacted a friend who worked in LAPD’s Robbery Homicide Division and said he was getting the folding buck knife framed to put on his wall. He wanted 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.
Superiors forced the cop to turn the knife in, and it’s currently being tested for hair and fingerprints. It will be moved to the Serology Unit next week, where it will be tested for DNA and other biological evidence.
Although the knife is helpful to the case, O.J. cannot be tried for the murders again, because of double jeopardy. He is currently serving a 33-year sentence for robbery and kidnapping in a Las Vegas prison.
SOURCE: TMZ | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty
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27 Photos Of O.J. Simpson & The Key Players In His Murder Trial
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1. O.J. seen talking to his lawyers Robert Shapiro, Johnnie Cochran, and Robert Kardashian during a trial date.
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2. O.J. Simpson and his ex-wife Nicole Brown in seemingly happier times.
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3. AI Cowlings, the friend who drove O.J. during his infamous Bronco chase.
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4. Judge Lance Ito listens to defense motions to exclude Mark Fuhrman’s testimony and the prosecutions’ response to retain the information 11 September during a court hearing in the O.J. Simpson murder trail.
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5. O.J. x Johnnie Cochran.
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6. Kato Kaelin, O.J. Simpson’s tenant gives testimony of events leading up to the murder of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman.
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7. when O.J. and Nicole said
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8. Deputy District Attorney Chris Darden asks Judge Lance Ito in the O.J.Simpson case 13 January to bar the defense from asking Los Angeles Police detective Mark Fuhrman if he ever uttered a racial epithet.
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9. The scene around O.J.’s October 3rd trial date.
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10. O.J.’s sister spotted near the crime scene.
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11. The crowd cheers after hearing the verdict on October 3rd, 1995.
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12. A much earlier photo of O.J. and his good friend AI Cowlings, circa 1979.
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13. O.J. tries on a glove that was used in the murder of his ex-wife.
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14. “If the gloves don’t fit, you must acquit.”
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15. Deputy district attorney Marcia Clark is shown during testimony at the preliminary hearings.
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16. Marcia Clark
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17. Johnnie Cochran, Marcia Clark and Chris Darden
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18. Robert Shapiro reads O.J.’s damning letter to the press.
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19. Johnnie Cochran lays down the law, circa 1995.
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20. Not Guilty.
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21. The Juice at his 1994-1995 murder trial.
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22. Robert Kardashian sits through trial.
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23. O.J. heading to court in his civil trial for the deaths of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman.
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24. Bruce and Kris Jenner attend the trial.
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25. Robert Shapiro x O.J. Simpson.
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26. O.J. Simpson and Nicole Brown with their children Sydney and Justin.
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27. Robert Shapiro in 2015.
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28. Marcia Clark then and now.
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29. O.J. heads to the place he knows best, court.
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