The broadcast of The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story has reignited interest in the unsolved murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman in 1994.
The latest person to emerge from the woodwork is Simpson’s former manager Norman Pardo. He’s made the sensational claim that he knows who committed the murders but simply “can’t disclose it right now”.
In an interview broadcast in the US, Pardo revealed: “I know who did it and I know why they did it. I just can’t disclose it right now.”
When asked why he had failed to pass on this information to police, Pardo said that officers took all of his “stuff regarding the incidents”.
He added: “We had people working on it, and when we talked to the police about it, they raided my office and took it all.”
Simpson’s ex-wife Nicole was stabbed to death alongside waiter Goldman at her Brentwood home on June 12, 1994.
Simpson was subsequently arrested and went on trial for the murders, but was found not guilty. The former athlete is currently in prison in the US serving a term for an unrelated conviction for armed robbery.
Pardo’s sensational and suspiciously timely claims come just days after TMZ reported that a knife was found on the former Simpson estate in 2002, but was only just handed in as evidence.
The knife was found at the former home of Simpson and Brown by a construction worker, and then handed in to an officer who reportedly kept the knife as a souvenir. The blade is expected to be DNA tested this week.
As Simpson was cleared of the murders, he can never be tried for them again due to the double jeopardy clause in the US.
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