OJ Simpson could be paroled as soon as Thursday

OJ Simpson could be paroled as soon as Thursday

OJ Simpson could be paroled as soon as Thursday

O.J. Simpson will be the most talked about thing in the country, yet again, as ESPN will be televising his parole hearing live this Thursday.

Walter Alexander, who avoided jail time in return for testifying against Simpson, said the former National Football League star didn't think they were committing any crimes.

Simpson was sentenced to a minimum of nine years to a maximum of 33 years for his role in a sports memorabilia robbery at a Las Vegas hotel in 2008. In 2013, he was granted parole on some counts, but had to remain in prison based on other sentences. If paroled - which legal pundits say is possible, even likely - he could be released October 1. In a far more notorious trial, Simpson was found not guilty in 1995 of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ronald Goldman; legally, that case has no bearing on this one.

O.J. Simpson has been incarcerated in a Nevada prison for 9 years. Reporters will also be at Nevada's Lovelock Correctional Center where Simpson will appear through video conferencing.

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O.J. Simpson during a 2013 hearing. That conviction was later overturned by the Nevada Supreme Court, which ruled Stewart had been denied a fair trial.

Parole board spokesman David Smith told NBC Simpson will be allowed to speak during his hearing. It was Scotto's wedding that brought Simpson to Las Vegas when the robbery occurred, but he doesn't seem to hold it against Simpson.

"My crime was trying to retrieve for my family, my own personal property", he said. Either way, the Nevada commissioners must approve an inmate's parole plan before being released. "I wish I had just said keep it and not worry about it".

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