On July 20, 1995, O.J. Simpson’s lawyers kicked off their defense in his murder trial. On July 20, 2017, O.J. Simpson goes before a parole board in hopes of getting out of a Nevada prison.
Twenty-two years after being acquitted for the deaths of his ex-wife and her friend, Simpson aims for his final freedom.
As CNN reports, “Simpson, 69, has already had parole hearings in 2013 and 2014. At the 2013 hearing, he was granted parole on some of his offenses. The parole board will weigh several factors in deciding whether to release Simpson. According to Nevada defense attorney Dan Hill, Simpson fits the profile of an inmate who would receive parole at the first opportunity.”
Said Hill: ”Simpson’s age, the fact that he was given parole on the first sentencing batch, weigh in his favor. So does the fact that he was by all accounts a model prisoner, as does any acceptance of responsibility for his actions.”
Simpson is serving a 9-to-33-year sentence for his role in a 2007 incident in a Las Vegas hotel room.
“He and an associate were convicted of kidnapping, armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon after prosecutors argued they tried to steal pieces of Simpson sports memorabilia at gunpoint,” CNN reminds.
“At his 2008 sentencing, Simpson said he was trying to reclaim family heirlooms and other personal items that had been taken from him. He claims he didn’t know his associates were armed.”
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