Plot Thickens: Knife Found at O.J. Simpson's Old Estate

Almost a month to the day of the premiere of FX’s ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson,' the L.A.P.D. confirms they might be in possession of an alleged murder weapon.

By: Pari Heidari, 'Larry King Now’


In what can only be described as a shocking turn of events, L.A.P.D. Captain Andrew Neiman confirmed in a press conference held today that the police have come into possession of an alleged murder weapon. The weapon — a knife — is believed to have been found on O.J. Simpson’s former estate by a construction worker. The worker is said to have found the knife and given it to a police officer, who happened to be in the vicinity at the time. The L.A.P.D. officer however - who retired earlier this year - kept the knife and has never spoken of its existence until recently. The police are now testing it for DNA and hair samples.

With renewed interest and attention drawn to the case in recent months, the L.A.P.D. have cast some legitimate doubt on the discovery, saying it might be “bogus.”
"If this story is accurate, you'd think anytime you come into contact with evidence that you should submit it to investigators," said Neiman. "I don't know why that didn't happen.”
Even if the knife does turn out to be a missing murder weapon, and it does tie to the Nicole Brown Simpson murder, O.J. Simpson could not be prosecuted in the case. This is due to double jeopardy laws, which serve to protect a defendant from being tried again on the same charges in a case they've already been acquitted for.
While Simpson was found not guilty of the murder of his ex-wife and her friend Ronald Goldman in 1994, he was found guilty of 12 counts (including armed robbery, kidnapping, criminal conspiracy and assault) in 2008 and is currently serving a 33-year prison sentence. 

See what Kato Kaelin had to say about the case, its lasting impact, and whether or not he thinks O.J. is guilty, when he sat down with Larry on 'Larry King Now.'



The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ora Media, LLC, its affiliates, or its employees.

Continue the Discussion