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Knife found at OJ Simpson's old property

Knife found at OJ Simpson's old property
Posted at 12:11 PM, Mar 04, 2016

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- A knife was found at OJ Simpson's old property in Los Angeles, California, ABC is reporting.

A jury found Simpson not guilty of killing his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman in 1995.

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Investigators say they do not know when the knife was found. TMZ and the L.A. Times have reported that a construction worker found the knife and gave it to a police officer, who kept it until this past January.

"(This) could be a made-up story," said Capt. Andrew Neiman of the LAPD at a press conference Friday. "We need to vet that."

The Los Angeles Police Department is conducting tests for any forensic evidence on the knife. Neiman described the knife as "a knife — not a machete."

Regardless of the weapon's relation to the killings of Simpson and Goldman, additional murder charges would likely not be able to be brought against O.J. Simpson because he was already put on trial for the crime. "It is my understanding that double jeopardy would be in place here so we could not charge Mr. Simpson since he's already been acquitted," said Neiman.


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