Nevada parole board could decide next week to release OJ Simpson

Brunilde Fioravanti
Luglio 17, 2017

Simpson was tried and acquitted of murdering his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman, in California in the 1990s.

Simpson will appear via videoconference from the prison, with four parole commissioners in Carson City. Galanter called that "the clearest indicator" Simpson will be granted parole on the remaining counts Thursday.

The Hall of Fame running back's former criminal defense attorney said that he will likely ace his hearing with the state's Board of Parole Commissioners, as he's been an ideal inmate during his past nine years behind bars.

Just like his murder trial, Simpson's parole hearing will likely dominate the airwaves.

The Nevada parole board has indicated that a decision on Simpson's release will be made the day of the hearing, and that Simpson will be permitted to speak. Simpson's parole hearing in Nevada this Thursday will be carried live on ESPN as an expanded, 90-minute Outside the Lines Special, and pool cameras in the hearing room make it all but certain the proceedings will pop up at least in part on other news channels.

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"?

Simpson, with the help of several other men, broke into a Las Vegas hotel room on September 13, 2007, and stole at gunpoint sports memorabilia that he said belonged to him.

In 2013, Simpson was granted parole on a few of the 12 original charges, but the man was required to serve an additional four years for some his weapons-related convictions, including assault with a deadly weapon. More than a year later, on October 8, 2008, he was found guilty by a jury on all 12 charges.

The parole board has said it will issue a decision Thursday so to minimize the media circus that will surely follow its decree.

Another former parole board chairman, Thomas Patton, told NBC that the current board will not be swayed "by something that was put out in a media context".

If the six votes are split, a subsequent parole hearing will be held in January 2018.

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

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