O.J. Simpson was acquitted of his ex-wife Nicole Brown’s death back in 1995, but a blood-stained knife found buried on the grounds of his estate could prove the verdict wrong.

O.J. Simpson Case

An unknown number of years ago, while Simpson’s home was being demolished, a construction worker discovered a folding buck knife that was stained with blood buried on Simpson’s property, reported TMZ. The construction worker handed the blade off to an off-duty cop, who opted to hold onto the knife instead of turning it in to the authorities.

When the unnamed LAPD officer retired at the end of January, he told a friend in the homicide division about the knife, and how he planed to frame it for his wall. However, the retired officer’s plans to display the knife were soon foiled, and he was forced to hand the knife over to the LAPD.

The LAPD’s Robbery and Homicide Division is currently testing the knife for hair and fingerprints. Next week, it will be tested for DNA and other biological evidence at the Serology Unit.

Even if authorities are able to uncover conclusive evidence that links Simpson to the deaths of Brown and her friend Ron Goldman, it won’t impact Simpson’s not guilty verdict. Due to double-jeopardy laws, he cannot be prosecuted again for the same crime that he was previously acquitted of committing.

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