Thursday, 10 March 2016

OJ Simpson Case: Knife Found Might Be Linked To The Murder

Los Angeles authorities do not believe a knife found on O.J. Simpson's former property is connected to the 1994 murders of his wife and her friend. The American footballer-turned-actor was acquitted of killing his estranged wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her pal Ron Goldman in 1995, after one of the most famous trials in U.S. history. 
The case hit headlines again last week (ends04Mar16) after a folding knife, discovered on Simpson's old estate, which was demolished in 1998, was turned over to police. The blade was unearthed in 2001 by a construction worker who handed it to an off-duty police officer. The now-retired cop kept the weapon at his home until January (16), when he passed it on to a friend working in the Los Angeles Police Department's (LAPD) Robbery Homicide Division. The knife is currently being tested for DNA, fingerprints and other biological evidence, but a spokesperson for the LAPD has cast doubt on the blade being the murder weapon. "We can't say for sure that it is or it isn't (the murder weapon); it appears that it isn't," Officer Ricardo Hernandez told People.com. However, "More tests are going to have to be conducted before we can determine if that was the weapon used."