Marcia Clark reacts to the news:
"I think it’s a remarkable development if it does turn out to be connected to the murders of Ron [Goldman] and Nicole [Simpson Brown],” Clark told Entertainment Tonight. “It would be interesting if there was some evidence on that knife that pointed to who might have helped to bury it, if indeed someone else did.”The Wrap reports:
A construction worker is said to have found the knife buried at Simpson’s home on Rockingham Avenue in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles back in the ’90s, it was reported Friday, and subsequently turned it over to an off-duty police officer who happened to be nearby. But rather than hand the evidence over to authorities, the retired officer apparently kept it. Capt. Andrew Nieman, who led a press conference about the latest development Friday, noted that the former officer might have mistakenly believed that the case was closed. The officer, who retired in the late ’90s, planned to frame the knife as a keepsake and recently reached out to a friend at the LAPD for the case number of the murder investigation to include on a plaque with the weapon. The former officer’s friend alerted higher-ranking LAPD officers, who demanded the knife be turned over as evidence.
“I really don’t know what to think of it,” Clark, the head prosecutor during Simpson’s trial in 1995, added. “I can’t believe someone gave a police officer what appears to be, could be, important evidence in a case — even if it is closed — and takes it home. I don’t know what to say about that except I can’t believe it, but it’s apparently what happened.” However, she is still cautious about the veracity of the knife. “I don’t know whether to say it is truly evidence, none of us knows that yet — it might be a hoax, it might be somebody who planted it and then just pretended to find it and gave it to the off-duty police officer, you don’t know,” Clark says. “But, of course, I’m glad the LAPD is taking it seriously and subjecting it to testing so we can find out.” Even if the knife proves to have any blood, hair, or fingerprint evidence, which Clark says could be found on the knife, and links Simpson to the murders of his ex-wife and Goldman, Simpson cannot be retried due to double jeopardy.Unreal. I guess this series was good for something in probably got this moron to think about framing the knife again and thus alerting authorities of its existence.
Not sure how reliable this initial report that it ain't the knife that did the cut, so you must let him strut, but the mere fact that a member of the LAPD would be dumb enough to keep it all these years further proves this case was doomed from the beginning.