Was evidence manipulated in O.J. Simpson trial?
Prosecutor claims 'bloody glove' was tampered with
- Duration 6:08
- Date Sep 10, 2012
Prosecutor claims 'bloody glove' was tampered with
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-- back in session on the docket today a blast from the past remember this moment from the trial of the century.
OJ Simpson putting on one of the bloody gloves prosecutors said he wore during the grisly murders of his former wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.
That didn't quite fit the football -- hand a courtroom shocker.
That led to this unforgettable line in closing by the leader of Simpson's dream team of lawyers the late Johnnie Cochran.
If you look at OJ Simpson over there.
Any other -- a large period.
OJ Simpson in a knit cap.
From two blocks away is still OJ Simpson it's no disguise.
It's no disguise.
It makes no sense it doesn't fit.
If it doesn't fit.
You must -- Well those new accusations now coming in from a former prosecutor from a -- a prosecutor of the Simpson trial.
Remember Christopher Darden.
And he claims that the defense team tampered -- With those gloves.
Joining -- now least we'll Fox News legal analyst and mark I collection criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor so good -- Chris Darden.
It was Marcia Clark and Chris Darden -- I was in law school riveted to the trial like most Americans -- at the time mark.
And now Chris Darden speaking at a law school forum comes out with -- bombshell allegation.
That he -- the defense -- What.
Oh my goodness he's specifically naming Johnny Cochran who had access to the bloody glove.
And -- manipulated the lining tore it up which would explain why Simpson's hand couldn't get in there listen Darden.
Okay I'm glad you said it let me defend them on that point I'm glad he said it.
This country has the First Amendment which allows you to say the most outrageous and offensive things all you want to now we in the court of public opinion can consider all these things.
And I must say though when Johnny Cochran is dead and you wait seventeen years it's not the strongest choice but Megan.
I must say the following.
If the glove was -- It can't be one.
But -- back after police he Chris Darden said.
That a bailiff told him the defense had the glove during the lunch hour.
And he said it's been his suspicion for a very long time that the lining was manipulated I mean it would be extraordinary for a lawyer to just completely make that.
Up it would kick start it but I think that's exactly what has happened up or waiting seventeen years for this -- bombshell to come out look at it any indications for now.
He did at the time of course would have brought it doesn't it was in the trial of his life as -- he said it well camping and he said the reason he didn't do that was because it would have -- quote.
A whiny little snitch approach to life and that's that would no I don't think so we are talking about about a murder trial I think war.
But what we're talking about is the guy now all these years later going.
You know what.
And then and the law school 101 they teach us a criminal law one I wanna teaches.
You know you don't kind of bring and the defendant to help you because the defendant is not there to help you prosecution the defendants there to -- it.
Bury your -- we because explained that because of the reason talent tell the viewers if they don't remember at the -- and we saw OJ Simpson trying struggling clubs and I.
Who who who asked him to do that but the prosecution did the prosecution said hey look this glove on something you have the -- with nine but the latest.
Trying to put the glove on what I would say is if you a bank robbery case and you have a -- the defendant about a bank robber trial say read that bank -- out roberts' statement to us.
They'll say I don't know it's only please skip over money for -- says yeah well they hacked and OJ is really what an actor he was -- eight actor.
-- and latex gloves on to -- to protect the other night I mean ironically.
And he handed -- for all it was worth mark it was a prosecutorial Eric -- -- -- -- and -- ended Allen you're now among others suggesting now he's having a little.
-- ever regret over having them I would think so.
He is but let me give you some inside information I had a conversation Marcia Clark in the green room.
In LA at -- another network and I asked her every question I wanted to ask her about the OJ case.
And guess whose idea it was to have OJ trying to glove.
Judge Ito -- he suggested that side bar and immediately -- that -- No analyst Chris Darden said moon that might be a good night so again more -- feeling guilty that it let me let me also say this.
He's complaining now he's single I wanna come across a whiny person that -- try to bring it up.
You have an obligation.
-- -- -- the defense -- tampering with evidence seventeen years ago to bring that up.
Without bail and trust me actually you put the -- on the stand as a judge the bailiff told me after the break that the defense had access in this judge -- to -- glove during that the lunch break.
And we only difference yeah where it's ethical violation might occur violent -- -- -- is certainly a step back OK so now it now.
For Christopher Darden has taken a beating during his Kelly's court but but let's just entertain -- notion that maybe.
He brought me -- through okay that maybe he did hear this from a -- and all these years later he's just coming forward with it.
Is there any weighing the results of this KL skit challenges.
He's -- now.
You -- talking about -- or another it he was acquitted.
If you're talking about a defendant that was it that was convicted was serving time you have this new evidence coming in that would be.
Exculpatory to that defendant -- and yes that the new evidence to be brought -- but for the prosecution prosecution doesn't get that kind of July I guess of new evidence coming.
And yachting is marketing I offense had the opportunity to -- to challenge to the -- they talked about how they believe that a bit of water damage has shrunk the gloves and they made an argument the jury didn't buy it right.
And also there was a rumor that that card dashing and had OJ.
Take certain pills that would inflate his hands and make and -- market.
It doesn't matter this jury would never have convicted based on the evidence is my understanding that they even met with the next of kin to say we're not gonna win this one.
Just don't know -- they're -- they're never rest of the fund to help you got your trial never never yeah melodies ever visited jail on other charges to this day and thank you.