NEW YORK, Nov. 3 -- People magazine said Friday Christopher Darden and Marcia Clark, the co-prosecutors in the O.J. Simpson double- murder trial, plan to marry, despite earlier denials by both attorneys. Darden, asked recently about his future plans, admitted he is romantically involved with the Israeli-born Clark and vowed he 'will marry Marcia' as soon as her divorce and custody battle is resolved, a 'well-placed source' told People's Insider columnist Mitchell Fink.
The item appears in the magazine's Nov. 13 issue, which goes on sale Monday, Nov. 6. Clark was lead prosecutor in the 'trial of the century,' which ended Oct. 3 when Simpson, a Hall of Fame football star and media celebrity, was found not guilty of slashing and stabbing to death his former wife and a male friend of hers. In the midst of the Simpson trial Clark, 41, found herself in a bitter child custody battle with her estranged husband, Gordon, for their two young children. Darden is a 14-year veteran of the District Attorney's Office who has prosecuted numerous jury trials, including 19 murder cases. Defense lawyers charged Darden, 39, was added to the prosecution team solely because he is black -- an allegation the District Attorney's Office vehemently denied.