Source: Clayton Sandell / ABC News
Seventeen years after the sensational murder trial of O.J. Simpson, the former prosecutor who went up against the ex-football star’s legal “dream team” is now accusing famed defense attorney Johnnie Cochran of evidence tampering.
Christopher Darden was a 15-year veteran of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office when he asked Simpson to try on the once blood-soaked gloves that prosecutors said Simpson wore during the June 1994 brutal murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ronald Goldman.
In what became the defining moment in the internationally publicized criminal “trial of the century,” Cochran, the head of Simpson’s defense team, said of the glove, “If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit.” In court proceedings televised around the world, Simpson struggled to get the glove onto his hand.
The jury wasn’t convinced, and Simpson was eventually acquitted of the murder charges.
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