OJ Simpson's Parole Hearing Underway

Marsha Scott
July 21, 2017

The 70-year-old former football star will leave Nevada's Lovelock Correctional Center as early as October 1 after a parole board voted Thursday to approve his release.

The 70 year old has served 9 years out of the 33 years he was sentenced to in 2008 for robbery and kidnapping.

According to CNN, the parole board score inmates on a number of factors. Simpson told the board he didn't make any excuses during his nine years behind bars and has no intention of making them during his parole hearing. Simpson hired men, two of whom had guns, to retrieve sports collectibles from two sellers in that Simpson claimed had stolen the items from him a decade earlier.

Simpson was charged with 12 counts, including conspiracy to commit a crime, robbery, assault and kidnapping with a deadly weapon. Simpson will dial in via video conference from Nevada's Lovelock Correctional Center, where he is imprisoned.

The impending parole hearing that has been talked about heavily over the past few weeks is here and it all went down on Thursday.

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Simpson's fate rests in the hands of four members of the Nevada Board of Parole, who will hold a hearing starting at 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET) in Carson City. The 2013 hearing took just 15 minutes, USA Today noted, and though it usually takes weeks for a decision in these instances, given the high profile of Simpson's case, a decision will be made right away.

"Simpson's age, the fact that he was given parole on the first sentencing batch, weigh in his favor", Hill said. "But I could have been a better Christian, and my commitment to change is to be a better Christian." . "I've done my time".

Despite being found not guilty that year, Simpson was later found responsible for the pair's deaths in civil court, and ordered to pay a fine amounting to millions of dollars. She added that she knows her father is remorseful, and the family wants him home so they can move forward.

"And to be very persuasive about how sorry he is, and that he would never do something like this again", Reichel said.

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