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Knife found at property once owned by OJ Simpson

NEW EVIDENCE: OJ Simpson, centre, reacts as he is found not guilty of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman in court in Los Angeles, Oct. 3, 1995

A KNIFE has been found at the Los Angeles-area estate once owned by former football star OJ Simpson, who was acquitted more than 20 years ago in the killings of his ex-wife and her friend.

The weapon used in the 1994 stabbing deaths was described as a long, serrated knife and was never found.

It is not known when the knife, found on Simpson's former estate in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles, was discovered or whether it is related to the deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, according to the LAPD.

At the high-profile murder trial, Allen Wattenberg, owner of Ross Cutlery store, testified that his employee sold O.J. Simpson a 15-inch stiletto knife on May 3, 1994. He said Simpson asked that the knife be sharpened.

Flanked by his all-star legal team, Simpson was found not guilty in the two killings on October 3, 1995.

Testimony in the trial took about nine months, encompassing about 120 witnesses, 45,000 pages of evidence and 1,100 exhibits.

In September 2007, Simpson was arrested in connection with a robbery at a Las Vegas hotel room. The ex-athlete said at the time he was retrieving personal items that had been stolen from him and were being sold as memorabilia.

He was booked him on six counts of robbery, assault, burglary and conspiracy.

In October 2008, Simpson was found guilty on 12 counts, including kidnapping and armed robbery. He later was sentenced to at least 33 years in jail, with parole eligibility after nine years.

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