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OJ Simpson up for parole, could walk free

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 01:31

O.J. Simpson will go before a Nevada parole board on July 20 and could walk out of prison a free man this year after having served part of his 33-year sentence for armed robbery. Linda So reports.

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Another legal drama set to unfold for O.J. Simpson. The football hall-of-famer is up for a parole hearing on July 20th and if all goes his way, he could walk out of a Nevada prison a free man this year. Simpson has served nine years of a 33-year sentence for armed robbery. During his time behind bars, he's cast himself as a model inmate. SOUNDBITE: OJ SIMPSON, CONVICTED OF ARMED ROBBERY, SAYING: "I've not had any incidents despite all the stories and the tabloids and stuff." The 70-year-old former football and TV star became infamous after his acquittal in the 1994 murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman. NATS: "If it doesn't fit, you must acquit" Though Simpson was found not guilty, he lost a $33.5 million dollar wrongful death suit and was forced to sell his sports memorabilia. Simpson claims some of it was stolen and he was just trying to get it back when he stormed a Las Vegas hotel room, which ultimately led to his 2008 conviction for armed robbery and kidnapping. SOUNDBITE: OJ SIMPSON, CONVICTED OF ARMED ROBBERY, SAYING: "My crime was trying to retrieve for my family, my own personal property." Simpson won parole in 2013 on a portion of the charges. This week, when he goes before the parole board on the other convictions, it could lead to his full release. SOUNDBITE: OJ SIMPSON, CONVICTED OF ARMED ROBBERY, SAYING: "I gave them my word that I would try to be, or would be, the best prisoner they've ever had." The parole board says it will score Simpson using an 11-factor risk assessment, and if he wins, he'll be a free man on October 1st.

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OJ Simpson up for parole, could walk free

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 01:31