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O.J. Simpson Prosecutor: Attorney Tampered with Glove 'That Did Not Fit'

Sunday, 09 Sep 2012 03:36 PM

By Patrick Hobin

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The lawyers in the 1995 O.J. Simpson murder trial are back at it again, this time arguing outside of the courtroom over an accusation made by former Simpson prosecutor Christopher Darden, the New York Post reported.

The former Los Angeles deputy district attorney Darden, appearing on a panel at Pace University in New York last week, said the that the infamous glove introduced into evidence 17 years ago did not fit because the late defense lawyer Johnnie Cochrane had tampered with it.

Simpson, the former football star, was acquitted of killing his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and a friend, Ronald Goldman. He is serving a 33-year prison sentence for armed robbery.

Darden accused Cochrane, who died in 2005, of slitting the lining of the glove found at the crime scene so it wouldn’t fit when Simpson tried it on in the courtroom. Cochrane’s closing argument – ‘if it doesn’t fit, you must acquit” became the line of the trial.

“I think Johnnie tore the lining. There were some additional tears in the lining so that O.J.’s fingers couldn’t go all the way up into the glove,” Darden said, according to the Post.

Defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz, also a member of Simpson’s legal team, blasted Darden.

“He had one case in his life, and he blew it,” Dershowitz told the Post. “He is a liar, and a fool, and I hereby accuse him of willfully and deliberately lying about that.”

“Let him sue me, because the record backs me up,” Dershowitz said.

“Look, if you made the greatest legal blunder in the 20th century in front of millions of people, it defines your life,” he told The Post.

“Why is he waiting 18 years to raise this? Why is he waiting ’til Johnnie Cochran is dead?”

Dershowitz said the defense team had no access to the glove until Simpson tried to put it on in front of the jury, the Post reported.

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