On Friday, Los Angeles police Capt. Andy Neiman confirmed an ongoing investigation of a knife that many believe O.J. Simpson used to murder ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
The knife was originally found by a construction worker “at the Los Angeles-area estate once owned by former football star O.J. Simpson” back in the 1990s. In a bizarre turn of events, the construction worker reportedly handed the knife to an off duty police officer who, instead of passing it on to authorities responsible for investigating O.J. Simpson’s role in the double murder, decided to keep it as a souvenir.
TMZ report reveals a strange set of circumstances behind alleged Simpson knife
According to TMZ, the knife was only recently brought to light when the now retired, souvenir-owning police officer confided to a friend his desire to “frame” the knife along with an engraving of the “departmental record number for the Simpson/Goldman murders.” Fortunately, the friend immediately reported the discovery to his superiors.
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During the O.J. Simpson murder trial, Ross Cutlery store owner Allen Wattenberg testified that “his employee sold Simpson a 15-inch stiletto knife on May 3, 1994.” Unfortunately, the whereabouts of this knife has eluded officials until now.
Although the LAPD is currently subjecting the knife to DNA testing, due to double jeopardy laws, this evidence cannot be used in a new trial.
O.J. Simpson is currently serving a 33 year prison term for armed robbery and kidnapping committed back in December 2008.