Published: Fri, July 21, 2017
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Jacksonville attorney weighs in ahead of OJ Simpson's parole hearing

Jacksonville attorney weighs in ahead of OJ Simpson's parole hearing

Simpson was acquitted of the murders of Brown Simpson and Goldman in 1995, but he was sentenced to 33 years in prison for taking part in kidnapping and armed robbery in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2007.

According to CNN, the parole board score inmates on a number of factors. Simpson is set to meet with the Nevada Board of Parole on Thursday, July 20 it feels like it's 1994 all over again - because people can't seem to stop talking about "The Juice".

O.J. Simpson, behind bars in a Nevada prison for nearly nine years, is eligible for parole today (07-20-17).

The four other men, who went with Simpson to a hotel room to retrieve from two memorabilia dealers sports collectibles and personal items that the former football star said belonged to him, took plea deals in the heist and received probation. The decision came after Simpson apologized for the 2007 armed robbery that led to his imprisonment.

"Thank you, thank you", Simpson told the board.

During Thursday's hearing, Simpson, 70, faced a large flat-screen video monitor at Lovelock Correctional Center and answered questions via closed-circuit video from the parole board. "But that 1994 case involving O.J. Simpson can not be a part of this parole hearing, as a matter of law". He had a discipline-free record behind bars, and the four-member Board of Parole Commissioners panel agreed he should be freed after serving the minimum sentence.

"I've done my time", he said. Simpson was arrested in connection with the two murders and charged in the case.

Simpson has said he will move back to Florida when he's released. "I've missed a lot of time with those kids".

Simpson then said, laughing, "I could easily stay in Nevada but I don't think you guys want me here". "I've basically spent a conflict-free life", he said. Former American football star O.J. Simpson has spent almost nine years in prison.

"I'm sorry he wasn't convicted in Los Angeles, but in Nevada we have to seek justice for the crimes committed in Nevada and we did that", Roger said.

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