Knife Found at O.J. Simpson's House Might Prove He Murdered Nicole Once & for All

Sometimes truth is really stranger than fiction. In June 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson, estranged ex-wife of celebrity athlete O.J. Simpson, was murdered along with her friend Ronald Goldman in Brentwood, California. She was brutally stabbed multiple times in the neck and head and the grisly crime was the subject of a yearlong trial -- the most heavily publicized criminal trial in American History. The murder weapon used to kill Simpson was never discovered, possibly until now. 

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According to the report, the folding buck knife was discovered by a construction worker at the site of Simpson's house, which was demolished in 1998 -- though it's unclear exactly when it was found. The construction worker gave the knife to an off-duty policeman, who kept it for a few years. But after the policeman retired from the LAPD, he contacted a pal in the Robbery Homicide Division (RHD) to ask for the Nicole Brown Simpson/Ronald Goldman murder case. Because, yeah, he wanted to frame the knife and engrave the case number on his wall art.

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This is so outrageous and terrible if it's true. I can't even begin to understand why the cop didn't just turn the knife over for DNA testing the minute it was discovered. At least the friend in RHD told his superiors and the retired cop was forced to turn it over so it can be tested for hair, fingerprints, and DNA.

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The entire case was so heartbreaking. The police had visited the Simpson residence eight times for domestic violence reports. Nicole Brown Simpson had claimed O.J. abused her physically, mentally, and emotionally throughout their 17 years together. It's common knowledge that many people feel that O.J. Simpson, although acquitted, was guilty of the murders of Nicole and Ron. The police can now continue investigating the case, but even if the DNA evidence from the knife points to its being the murder weapon, O.J. can't be prosecuted again for the same crime he was found "innocent" of years ago.

 

UPDATE: Sources say that the knife found is a utility-style knife (often used by construction workers) and inconsistent with the knife used in the murders -- but forensic tests are still underway.

 

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