Folding Buck Knife Found at OJ’s Old Estate: Does It Even Matter Now?
By: Evette Champion
Thanks to the FX series about the OJ Simpson case, it seems like the powers that be want to beat this thing into the ground.
According to TMZ, a construction worker discovered the knife buried on the outskirts of the Simpson estate as it was being demolished years ago, although the exact date is questionable, as there are differing stories: some say it was found in 1998 when the house was demolished and some say it was discovered “several years ago”.
It appears that the construction worker took the knife to an LAPD police officer and told him where he found the knife. The cop took the knife and apparently kept it. After all these years, no one knew about the knife. That is, until the cop in question retired from the LAPD and he contacted a friend who worked in the Robbery Homicide Division, where he told the friend about the knife and wanted to frame it. He asked the friend for the Departmental Record number for the Nicole Brown Simpson/Ronald Goldman murder case, which he wanted to have engraved on the frame.
Of course, the friend to whom the request was made told his superiors and they demanded the knife be turned over—which it was.
Supposedly the testing of the knife is top secret. It can’t be that much of a secret if we know about it. But anyway… The knife is being tested for fingerprints and hair and this week it will be handed over to the Serology unity where it will be tested for biological and other DNA evidence.
Whatever they do find, one thing remains true—OJ cannot be prosecuted again for the crime because of double jeopardy. So, even if they find evidence that it was the murder weapon and his DNA and fingerprints are on the knife… Well… He really could have gotten away with murder.
What do you think? Does it even matter at this point? Does the public care what happened on that day when Nicole and Ron were murdered, or is it old news only being made relevant thanks to a television show retelling the story?