INSIDE EDITION Gets Rare Look Into OJ Simpson Evidence
One briefcase holds perhaps the two most famous pieces of evidence in U.S. criminal history.
It's the bloody glove from the trial of O.J. Simpson and the knit hat that Simpson allegedly wore the night of the double homicide.
After 20 years, the district attorney’s office gave INSIDE EDITION a rare glimpse at two key pieces of evidence: that knit cap and the bloody glove.
INSIDE EDITION's Jim Moret explained, "The bloody glove, the glove that O.J. Simpson tried in vain to put on in the court room, and It's unbelievable after all this time to see the glove so close up."
The evidence surely turned things around for Simpson. Try as he might, he just could not make them fit, leading his lawyer, the legendary Johnnie Cochran, to quip in closing arguments to the jury, saying "If it doesn't fit, you must acquit." Simpson was found not guilty.
Moret asked Leo Terrell, a civil rights attorney who was in the courtroom during the so-called trial of the century, "Do you believe the key determining factor was the glove?"
"Let me think about that for a minute- yes!" said Terrell. "There was no question about it. The gloves were something that resonates in everyone's mind. When they think of the Simpson trial, they think of O.J.'s hands like this, voluntarily showing here they are, look they don't fit," said Terrell, as he raised his hands in the air to mimic Simpson in court.
"To be here next to these two items, this bloody glove and this knit cap, it gives you chills," said INSIDE EDITION's Moret, "because no matter what, you know that the killer was wearing both of these."
The glove and the knit hat the killer wore are preserved in an evidence locker at the Los Angeles District Attorney's office. They have been there for 20 years.
After INSIDE EDITION's rare examination, both the glove and the hat were sealed and returned to the locker, perhaps never to be seen again for many years to come.