Tons of people still “know OJ did it,” and a former LA deputy district attorney says that those who still count OJ Simpson guilty for the double-murder of ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ronald Goldman have good reason to believe so. He says that the defense team tampered with evidence, specifically the infamous glove, just before OJ struggled to put it on in court.
It’s been 18 years since Simpson was arrested for the murders, and though Juice is currently serving time for another offense, the debate over his innocence in the murder case rages on, notes Newser. Former LA prosecutor Christopher Darden made a fairly pointed accusation about the case recently, arguing that he believes that the Johnnie Cochran-led defense team tampered with the glove just hours before OJ put it on in court.
“I think Johnnie [Cochran] tore the lining,” Darden said during a panel discussion about the trial at Pace Law School in New York City. “There were some additional tears in the lining so that OJ’s fingers couldn’t go all the way up into the glove.”
In a follow-up interview, Darden explained his accusation in more depth, reports Reuters. “A bailiff told me the defense had it during the lunch hour.” Darden then back-tracked, saying that he wasn’t accusing anyone specifically. “It’s been my suspicion for a long time that the lining has been manipulated.”
Alan Dershowitz, one of Simpson’s former defenders, called Darden’s allegations “a total fabrication” and said “the defense doesn’t get access to evidence except under controlled circumstances.”
“Having made the greatest legal blunder of the 20th century,” Dershowitz said of Darden, “he’s trying to blame it on the dead man,” referring to lead defense lawyer Cochran, who died in 2005.
Do you think that OJ did it?