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Was O.J. Simpson's Murder Weapon Just Discovered?

LAPD to test knife found on estate

20 years after he was aquitted for murder, there's a new twist in the story of O.J. Simpson. Today, police have announced that they have recovered a knife which could be tied to the murders of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman on O.J.'s former property.

CNN shares that police recently learned that a former Los Angeles police officer received the knife from a construction worker who found it "back in the '90s." The knife was unearthed possibly when O.J.'s former Brentwood home was being demolished, according to police Capt. Andy Neiman. He says that it is being examined for forensics, including DNA and hairs.

CNN reports that the murder weapon in the stabbing deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman was described as a long, serrated knife. It was never found.

Although the discovery of the knife has caused a frenzy on social media, NBC San Diego reminds that O.J. cannot be retried for the murders--regardless of the lab results--due to the Double Jeopardy Clause of the Fifth Amendment.

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