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‘Ice Cream Defense’ Takes Lumps

Wed., March 8, 1995

It looks like the O.J. Simpson ice-cream defense has been liquidated.

The Ben & Jerry’s cup found on a banister at Nicole Brown Simpson’s condominium contained Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, a flavor that, even when melted, still has lumps.

Up to now, the defense has hinted that because the ice cream seemed only partially melted 2 1/2 hours after the slayings are alleged to have taken place, the crime must have occurred later in the evening than the prosecution says.

On Tuesday, however, Detective Tom Lange said he learned from Nicole Simpson’s sister that the cup contained Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, which has doughy chunks.

And the detective conducted a little test.

“And what did you observe about that ice cream?” prosecutor Marcia Clark asked.

“That after melted,” he said, “it appeared to be lumpy.”

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