Will 'The Juice' go loose? OJ Simpson's parole hearing set for Thursday

Rosalie Stanley
July 18, 2017

The Nevada Board of Parole will determine next week whether O.J. Simpson will be a free man after almost a decade in prison, or if he'll continue to serve out more of his sentence following a bungled robbery in Las Vegas. "He's very positive. He's always been positive".

"The guy did a lot of time on a robbery charge, I expect he'll probably be paroled", he told David K. Li of the New York Post recently. He was already been granted parole for the kidnapping, robbery, and burglary charges in 2013, but continues to serve his sentence for assault with a deadly weapon.

Even if Simpson is granted parole, he will not be released immediately.

According to Ken Ritter of the Associated Press, no one will oppose his petition to be released in October. Simpson will be online via video and will be questioned by four state members of the parole board. Simpson's hearing is likely to be similar to his 2013 session, which has been posted on YouTube.

"I don't want to offer an opinion", said Caldwell. According to Simpson, the memorabilia had been taken away from him. Both of those series centered around the murder of Simpson's ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ronald Goldman, and Simpson's subsequent acquittal of both murders after a high-profile jury trial in 1995.

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Due to the extreme interest in the case, the parole board is expected to make a decision about Simpson's eligibility within hours of the hearing; it usually takes days for a decision to be made. "I left him one time and look what happened". They must reach a unanimous decision; if they can't, the two other members will review the case from a different location until the full group can reach a majority of four votes.

"He was always a little bit religious, " Scotto said, adding he did not know what inspired Simpson to start the church.

If he is denied parole, Simpson could remain in prison until 2022. "He's done a lot of good for a lot of people", said Tom Scotto, a friend of Simpson.

By Oct. 1, Simpson might be out there, too.

Other reports by Guamnewswatch

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