Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Murder Inquiry Focusing on Simpson, Reports Say Arrest Will Follow Tests, Source Tells Newspaper

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Murder Inquiry Focusing on Simpson, Reports Say Arrest Will Follow Tests, Source Tells Newspaper

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O.J. Simpson was reported Tuesday to be close to arrest as a suspect in the murders of his ex-wife and a man who was with her.

Simpson's lawyer insisted that the former football star was innocent, and police refused to comment on a Los Angeles Times report that said he was the main suspect in the fatal stabbings Sunday night.

The Times reported that a key piece of evidence - a bloody glove believed used in the killings - was found in a search of Simpson's house.

Quoting a source close to the case, the paper said his arrest was "being delayed until forensic tests have been completed."

KABC television quoted police sources Tuesday as saying the entire investigation focused on Simpson.

Simpson's attorney, Howard Weitzman, said the former Buffalo Bills star running back, 46, was innocent of the murders of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson, 35, and Ronald Goldman, 25.

"It's difficult enough with the shock that your wife's been murdered, but to hear that you may be accused of it, well, it's awful," Weitzman said.

In a brief interview, Weitzman said he knew nothing about gloves and insisted that Simpson wasn't being treated as a suspect. He said he didn't think an arrest was imminent.

Weitzman also refused to discuss small reddish-brown stains leading up Simpson's driveway to a point about 50 feet from the garage.

Nicole Brown Simpson and Goldman were found stabbed to death outside Mrs. Simpson's $700,000 Brentwood town house. The Los Angeles County coroner's office began autopsies Tuesday.

It was unknown how long they would take or when the results would be announced, but establishing the time of death was considered critical to the police investigation.

The bodies were found just after midnight Sunday, but it was unknown how long they had been there.

Investigators said there were signs of a struggle and no evidence that the attack occurred during a robbery. …

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