Police doubt knife found at OJ Simpson's is linked to murders

Los Angeles authorities do not believe that the knife found on OJ Simpson’s former property is connected to the 1994 murders of his wife and her friend.

The American footballer-turned-actor was acquitted of killing his estranged wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her pal Ron Goldman in 1995. A now-retired policeman kept the weapon at his home until January, when he passed it on to a friend working in the Los Angeles Police Department.

Despite his 1995 acquittal on criminal charges, in 1997 a jury in a civil trial in Santa Monica, California found Simpson liable for the wrongful death of Ron and Nicole, and ordered him to pay US$33.5 million (S$46.1 million) in damages to their families.