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O.J. Simpson defense lawyer's friends say he didn't tamper with the 'bloody glove'

Associated Press

O.J. Simpson struggling to put on the infamous bloody glove in court.

Did he or didn’t he?

Friends and colleagues of O.J. Simpson’s late defense lawyer Johnnie L. Cochran, including those who worked with him in the O.J. Simpson murder case, are denouncing accusations by a former prosecutor that Cochran tampered with the infamous "bloody glove," the Los Angeles Times reported.

The glove was key evidence in the 1995 trial of football great Simpson, who was acquitted of the murders of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.

On Thursday, former prosecutor Christopher Darden suggested that Cochran, one of Simpson's defense attorneys, had manipulated the glove, Reuters reported:

Thursday, during a panel discussion about the trial at Pace Law School in New York City, Darden, a member of the prosecution team, declared: "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."