Ex-Prosecutor: OJ Defense Tampered With Glove
Simpson's former attorney calls charge 'total fabrication'
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 8, 2012 5:38 AM CDT
In this June 15, 1995, file photo, O.J. Simpson grimaces as he tries on one of the leather gloves prosecutors said he wore the night his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were murdered.   (AP Photo/Sam Mircovich, Pool)

(Newser) – It's been 18 years since that infamous white Ford Bronco chase, but arguments over the guilt or innocence of OJ Simpson still run hot. Now a former LA deputy district attorney is accusing the defense team in his murder trial of fiddling with the glove, just hours before Simpson was unable to fit it over his hand, reports Reuters. "I think Johnnie [Cochran] tore the lining," said Christopher Darden. "There were some additional tears in the lining so that OJ's fingers couldn't go all the way up into the glove."

Darden said that a bailiff told him that someone on the defense team had handled the glove during the lunch break, leading Darden to think the glove was "manipulated." One of Simpson's former defenders said the accusation was "a total fabrication." "Having made the greatest legal blunder of the 20th century," said Alan Dershowitz, "he's trying to blame it on the dead man." Cochran died in 2005.

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Person12345
Sep 8, 2012 2:06 PM CDT
Darden and Clark totally lost this entire case. Everyone knows that when leather gloves get soaked, they shrink. Why didn't Darden get a pair of similar gloves, soak one them with animal blood then compare them to the original unsoaked glove. It's Darden's fault that OJ went free. They dragged the trial on forever. By the time the jury got to deliberate, all they wanted to do was go home. Everyone hated Chris Darden and Marcia Clark, they spoke by acquitting OJ.
HANKHILL
Sep 8, 2012 11:43 AM CDT
hey darden so you want your 15min good luck with that!
Sundiata
Sep 8, 2012 10:56 AM CDT
How can anyone ever take a prosecutor for that case seriously again now that Gretta has shown she is just a phony baloney faux news racist?