O.J. Simpson Up For Parole, Could Be Released This Year
After spending nearly a decade behind bars, O.J. Simpson is set to face a parole hearing later this year, according to multiple reports.
“Simpson is set to face a parole hearing this July, according to the Nevada Department of Corrections. His actual hearing date won’t be set until mid-June.
The former NFL star has been serving 33 years in a Nevada prison on burglary and kidnapping charges.”
This conviction was unrelated to the infamous ‘trial of the century,’ which stopped America in its tracks following the murder of Simpson’s ex-wife and her friend in 1994.
“Simpson was sentenced in 2008 for the burglary, thirteen years to the day that he was famously acquitted of the California murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman. The case has remained open and Simpson cannot be retried for the murders.
Simpson was found liable for the killings in a 1997 civil case.
Simpson could be released as early as October, depending on the results of the July hearing, officials have said.”
“State law requires that the board consider the severity of the crime and various risk and other factors before deciding whether or not to grant parole,” Patton said in a statement.
“The board members are intelligent professionals and I am confident they will arrive at a very carefully considered decision,” he added. “And unlike some I cannot and have no desire to try to predict the outcome.”
The former Buffalo Bills star will turn 70 in July.