The world was shocked on Mar. 4 when it was revealed that the LAPD was in possession of the weapon O.J. Simpson may have used to kill Nicole Brown Simpson. However, no one was more baffled than lead prosecutor Marcia Clarke. See what she said, here.
Holy moly! Marcia Clark, 62, the original lead prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson case, was totally flabbergasted to learn on Mar. 4 that the murder weapon may have finally been found! She gives a rundown on what this could mean for the case in a new interview, and we have all the details.
“I really don’t know what to think of it,” Marcia told ET in an interview after the news was released by TMZ. “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.” TMZ reports an officer had been in possession of the knife for years, and was forced to hand it over when he confided in a friend that he had it.
So, is the knife found on O.J.’s property actually the knife used to kill Nicole? “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,” says Marcia. “But, of course, I’m glad the LAPD is taking it seriously and subjecting it to testing so we can find out.”
If it isn’t a hoax, then there’s a chance there’s still evidence of blood on the knife that would prove he killed her. “It’s very possible — I mean, they recover DNA on mummies in Egypt,” Marcia says. “It’s entirely possible that if there is some DNA to be recovered, that it could be found, especially with today’s technology, which is much more sensitive.”
Marcia admits this probably won’t lead to any legal action, but families will be able to rest easier knowing the truth. “The likelihood of any prosecution stemming from this evidence is very, very slim,” Marcia says. “But we have to find out what this means — what the truth of this is. Let’s find out if it’s related or not. I really want to say — my heart goes out to the families. With these kind of things that stir up all these memories and the pain of it all, I just can’t imagine how they’re feeling right now.”
HollywoodLifers – what do you think of Marcia’s reaction to the possibility of the murder weapong being recovered?