O.J. Simpson Parole Hearing Set for July 20, Possible Release Date Confirmed
O.J. Simpson could be a free man by the end of 2017.
The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners has confirmed that the former football player and actor has a parole hearing scheduled for July 20. If things go well and the parole board feels that Simpson is not a threat to society, he could be released from prison as early as October 1.
Simpson was famously acquitted of the murders of ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman in what was called the “trial of the century” in 1995. However, in 2007 he was arrested and charged with armed robbery and kidnapping after he and some associates broke into a room at the Palace Station Hotel in Las Vegas and stole some sports memorabilia at gunpoint. Simpson’s co-defendants all testified against him in exchange for reduced charges. In 2008 he was convicted and sentenced to 33 years in prison with a minimum of nine years before parole.
Now that the minimum nine years have been served, the Juice may soon be loose. However, he won’t be attending his parole hearing in person. He’ll be videoconferenced in from the Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada.
In a recent interview, Simpson’s attorney, Malcolm LaVergne, said he thinks his client will lay low and stay out of the spotlight if he gets out of prison.
Unfortunately, you know somebody’s going to offer this guy a reality show.
Hat Tip – [ESPN]