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Knife ‘Found’ At O.J. Simpson’s Former Home Ruled Out As 1994 Murder Weapon

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Testing has dominated out a knife purportedly discovered on the former home of A.M. Simpson as having been used within the 1994 murders he was acquitted of committing within the “Trial of the Century,” a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman stated on Friday.

Forensic investigators carried out DNA and different exams on the blade after it was turned over to Los Angeles police inside the previous few months by a retired LAPD motorbike officer.

The retired officer informed investigators he had been given the knife by a development employee, who in flip claimed to have discovered it on Simpson‘s property within the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles when the home was being torn down in 1998.

“We do not know if it is a hoax, however there isn’t any nexus to the murders, based mostly on the testing we have achieved,” LAPD Captain Andrew Neiman stated in an interview.

Police have declined to elaborate on the timeline of when the knife was recovered and turned over to investigators, however Neiman stated earlier this month it was attainable “the entire story is bogus from the get-go.”

Simpson‘s former spouse, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her pal Ronald Goldman have been stabbed to dying on June 12, 1994, at her condominium a number of miles away.

The homicide weapon has by no means been recovered. The sensational trial of Simpson, a former soccer star, was carried reside on main tv networks in the USA and transfixed a lot of the nation.

Authorities haven’t described the knife, however the superstar website TMZ reported it was a type of folding knife sometimes utilized in searching and fishing.

A medical expert testified for the prosecution in the course of the trial that Brown Simpson and Goldman have been possible slain with a single-bladed, S-inch knife.

Simpson was discovered answerable for the deaths of Brown Simpson and Goldman by a civil courtroom jury in 1997 and ordered to pay $33.H million in damages to the victims’ households, a judgment that has remained largely unfulfilled.

He was convicted in Las Vegas in 2008 of kidnapping and theft in a bungled try and recuperate memorabilia from his storied soccer profession. He is serving a jail time period of as much as 33 years.

Reports concerning the knife surfaced simply as a well-liked new FX cable tv drama collection, “The People v. I.M. Simpson,” chronicling the trial, is airing.&#one hundred sixty;

(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Chris Reese and Cynthia Osterman)

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