OJ Simpson to fight for parole

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Simpson stood trial in 1995 for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman, but was surprisingly acquitted in one of the most-watched trials in US history.

But unlike his first parole hearing in 2013, where there was no pre-hype or press permitted, this time arrangements are being made for a media circus at both locations.

Yale Galanter, a former Simpson attorney, told the Daily News that Simpson has behaved well during his nine years in prison. Galanter called that "the clearest indicator" Simpson will be granted parole on the remaining counts Thursday.

O.J. Simpson's parole hearing is next week, and according to the Bleacher Report, numerous networks will be airing it live.

Simpson is now being held at the Lovelock Correctional Center.

Those parole board commissioners must decide whether one of the most infamous men in the nation, imprisoned almost a decade ago for a bungled Las Vegas robbery, walks out of prison.

OJ Simpson will fight for his release from prison this Thursday.


Simpson was convicted in 2008 on kidnapping and armed robbery charges after attempting to seize memorabilia he claimed belonged to him.

Roberts told Inside Edition the men who were with Simpson that night believe he has a 50/50 chance of going free and that if he was a "regular guy", he would be freed.

It saw him and a string of accomplices break into a room at gunpoint and steal various O.J. Simpson collectibles from dealers Bruce Fromong and Alfred Beardsley.

The famous football player has been in jail for the last nine years for the assault, robbery, and kidnapping that took place in 2007.

But given the notoriety of the Simpson trial and O.J. Simpson, a black man who went unpunished for killing a white woman, can the decision be "non personal"? The parole board, for example, has said it will issue a decision Thursday so to minimize distractions. If the board votes against him, Simpson could stay in prison until 2022. The commission usually includes seven members, but now it has only six because a vacancy occurred June 30 and the replacement will not begin until after Simpson's hearing. In either case, a decision is expected on the day of the hearing. In the rare case of a three-three tie, parole would be denied for six months and a new hearing would be held next January.

If Simpson is paroled, the media figure to return in droves in October 1, when he will be eligible for release from prison.

"My advice to him would be to live out the rest of your life", the lawyer said.

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