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OJ Simpson up for parole, could walk free

18 July, 2017, 00:45 | Author: Christina Hansen
  • O.J. Simpson has chance at parole at hearing on Thursday	 	 	 			O.J. Simpson in court in May 2014

"He's very positive. He's always been positive".

Normally, a parole hearing like this wouldn't make national news. Simpson was granted parole on a few charges in 2013, but was sentenced to return to prison for other charges that he was not yet eligible for parole for.

Will O.J. Simpson be released this year? (Nevada holds parole hearings roughly three months ahead of time.) His release would likely come with numerous conditions, and he would nearly certainly be required to check in regularly with a parole officer. The four-person parole commission is in Carson City, Nev. If there is a tie, Simpson's parole will be denied for six month and a new hearing would be scheduled.

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"I don't want to offer an opinion", said Caldwell. Simpson's parole hearing from the comfort of your home. In 1995, an estimated 100 million viewers watched on television as the onetime athlete was acquitted in the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ronald Goldman.

He claimed he was trying to retrieve his own previously stolen belongings, such as footballs and sports photos, but the manner in which he did it landed him behind bars.

"Everybody thinks it's a great idea for him to come with me because he needs somebody to look after him like I always did, " Scotto said. Simpson: "If I Did It, Here's How It 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. The examiners will also be interested in knowing about Simpson's future plans.

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Although Simpson's sister, Shirley Baker, has granted interviews in the past, Scotto said he is serving as the family's spokesman and, if parole is granted Thursday, he will relay words from Simpson.

Given that he won parole in the prior hearing, and that two separate source - Simpson's lawyer and a close friend - have indicated he has been trouble-free since then, the odds of parole seem promising.

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

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