Sport Nevada parole board could decide next week to release O.J. Simpson

01:55  16 july  2017
01:55  16 july  2017 Source:   sportingnews.com

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  Prosecutor who got OJ Simpson convicted: He will 'probably be paroled' OJ Simpson is set to appear in front of a Nevada parole board on July 20, and the prosecutor who put him away in 2008 believes the former NFL running back will be released from prison. Trending Now: The 10 Best Balance Transfer Cards See The Cards Sponsored by NextAdvisor Retired Clark County District Attorney David Roger got a jury to convict Simpson on 12 charges related to robbery and kidnapping in a sports memorabilia heist. Simpson has served more than nine years of a sentence that was nine years to 33 years, and Roger believes the parole board will see that as enough time.

If Simpson is granted parole next week , he could walk out of prison on Oct.

The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners voted unanimously to release Mr. Simpson in July, when he first became eligible. At his parole hearing, Mr. Simpson , whose 1995 trial was watched by millions of people, said that “I basically have spent a

O.J. Simpson© (Getty Images) O.J. Simpson The Nevada parole board will meet next week to decide whether or not O.J. Simpson should be released when eligible on Oct. 1.

Simpson was convicted in 2008 for a botched robbery in Las Vegas and sentenced to 33 years. Simpson stood trial in 1995 for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman, but was surprisingly acquitted in one of the most-watched trials in U.S. history. He was later found liable in a 1997 civil trial and ordered to pay $33.5 million to the victims' families.

Despite the notoriety that came from the murder trial, as well as being the 1968 Heisman Trophy winner and Hall of Fame running back for the Bills, two former chairs of the Nevada parole board told NBC News Simpson will be treated simply as "Inmate #1027820."

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The three had attended Simpson ’s parole hearing in July at the same prison where Simpson spent his prison term and was released just minutes into the first day a parole board set for his possible release . More: O . J . Simpson could be set free from Nevada prison Monday.

O . J . Simpson granted release by parole board . "I could easily stay in Nevada , but I don't think you guys want me here," Simpson joked. Answered Bisbee with a smile: "No comment, sir."

"That's really the beauty of the system: It's the same for everyone," said Dorla Salling, who served as chair of the parole board from 2000-2009. "It doesn't matter what your name is.

"You have to do what you think is right and not really worry about public opinion," Salling added. "It's so important to treat everyone the same. And what's what these people do day in and day out."

Should Simpson's parole be denied, he could remain in prison until 2022.

The Nevada parole board regularly meets about three months ahead of an inmate's parole eligibility date, which is why Simpson is on next week's agenda.

"I don't think they're going to be swayed by something that was put out in a media context. They're looking at a particular crime for which he was incarcerated in Nevada," Thomas Patton, who served as chair in 1997 and 1998, told NBC. "I don't think TV documentaries or shows — I would be very surprised if that played a role in anybody's thinking.

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  Simpson's fate is in the hands of four Nevada parole board commissioners who will hear arguments about whether to release himO.J. Simpson could soon be a free man.

Simpson could be released from prison as soon as October 1, although Captain Shawn Arruti of the Nevada Division of Parole and Probation told Simpson is expected to move to Florida, where he has family. Arruti said Florida parole officials have up to 45 days to decide whether to accept Simpson .

Related: What's Next For O . J . Simpson Now That He's Been Granted Parole ? In Nevada , parolees typically report to their parole officer as soon as they are released and must submit a written report each month. The civil verdict against Simpson wasn't considered by the Nevada parole board .

"They're looking at the severity of the crime... they're looking at the individual's personal and prior criminal history, they're looking at histories of drug abuse, alcohol abuse. It's big picture. They do a very thorough investigation."

The hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. in Nevada, on July 20, and will be televised nationally on ESPN and other networks.

Clay Helton says OJ Simpson would not be allowed at USC practice .
One of the best running backs in USC history is not welcome at the team’s practices. Simpson was granted parole last week after serving nine years in prison for armed robbery and kidnapping. He is set to be released on Oct. 1.

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