News broke Friday that a knife was allegedly discovered on O.J. Simpson’s former Brentwood, California, property. The Los Angeles Police Department held a press conference regarding the potential new piece of information in the Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman homicide case, and now, one of the stars of “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” is responding to the recent discovery.
Keesha Sharp, who plays Dale Cochran, the wife of attorney Johnnie Cochran, took to Twitter to comment on the latest news.
— Keesha Sharp (@keesha_sharp) March 4, 2016
Courtney B. Vance, who plays Johnnie Cochran, also commented on Twitter.
— Courtney B. Vance (@CourtneyBVance) March 4, 2016
Capt. Andrew Neiman confirmed during a press conference Friday that a civilian handed the knife over to the LAPD. Neiman said that the “story as told to us” is that a now retired LAPD officer received the knife from a construction worker in the late 90s. It’s unclear if he was retired at the time. The police department will not be releasing any information about the knife because investigators are still trying to determine if it’s a piece of evidence in the double homicide. The case also remains open and ongoing since no arrest or conviction has been made. Currently the knife is being tested for DNA and hair samples at a lab.
Brown Simpson and Goldman were killed on June 12, 1994. Their bodies were discovered outside the Brentwood, California, condo belonging to Brown Simpson. Both victims suffered from multiple stab wounds.
Simpson was ultimately arrested and tried for two counts of murder in a trial that started on Jan. 24, 1995, and concluded on Oct. 3, 1995. With the help of Simpson’s “dream team” of lawyers, led by Robert Shapiro and Johnnie Cochran, Simpson was found not guilty.
“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” airing on FX, tells the story of the former professional football player’s criminal trial, and the lawyers involved in the case. According to Variety, the premiere episode in February broke records for the network as the most-watched series opener in same-day numbers. New episodes air Tuesdays at 10 p.m. EST.