O.J. Simpson: Marcia Clark Weighs in on Knife Discovery
"I just hope the truth comes out about this situation, as I always do about all situations," says Clark, who was the lead prosecutor during the murder trial.
Former Los Angeles County prosecutor Marcia Clark, the lead attorney on the O.J. Simpson murder case, is weighing in on the Friday discovery of a knife found on Simpson's previously owned Brentwood estate.
"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," Clark told ET Online of the news that a knife found on Simpson's property in 1998 has been in possession of a former LAPD police officer. "I don't know what to say about that except I can't believe it, but it's apparently what happened."
In spite of the recent discovery, Clark remains skeptical. "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," Clark said, adding, "But, of course, I'm glad the LAPD is taking it seriously and subjecting it to testing so we can find out."
Though some may doubt that any evidence can reasonably be found on the knife in the two-plus decades since Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman's deaths, Clark 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." But she also adds that "the likelihood of any prosecution stemming from this evidence is very, very slim."
Following the Friday discovery, Clark is hopeful that closure and resolution are on the horizon for the case.
"I just hope the truth comes out about this situation, as I always do about all situations," she told ET. "Whatever this is, let's find out."