Last week, new developments in the OJ Simpson murder case made the news. It was discovered that a retired LAPD officer had in his possession a knife that was discovered at Simpson’s former mansion. The officer had the knife for as long as 13 years. The knife was reportedly given to the officer by a construction worker who was involved in the demolition of the property between 2002 and 2003. The knife has been described as a folding style Buck Knife and was corroded with age after being found buried. The discovery of the knife raised questions regarding if it could be the murder weapon used kill Simpson’s former wife Nicole Brown-Simpson and Ron Goldman. The knife has been sent to the LAPD crime lab and results for DNA and blood residue are not expected for at least three weeks, according to LAPD Capt. Andy Neiman.
However, an anonymous police source is stating that the knife is not likely to be the murder weapon. According to the source, the wounds on victims were deep and could not have been made with so small a knife. When OJ Simpson was informed of the discovery of the buried knife, he allegedly laughed and told fellow prisoners in a lunch line, “Its complete bulls**t. But this is all they got. It’s pathetic, really pathetic. Let me tell ya’ll something, I’m not that stupid, I got on a plane that night going to Chicago, that’s all I’m gonna say.”
Simpson is currently serving a 33-year prison sentence for armed robbery of sports memorabilia that he felt he owned. He cannot be tried again for the murders because of the legal precedent of double jeopardy. Simpson is eligible for parole in 2017 and has been a model prisoner despite an altercation with a racist prisoner that made the news in 2015. In 1995, a jury acquitted Simpson of murder charges after deliberating for 4-hours. Then in 1997 the Goldman family sued Simpson in civil court and he was found liable for the double murder. He was ordered to pay $33.5 million to the victim’s family. Simpson has maintained his innocence.