After asking, did he or didn’t he as far as his involvement in the Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman murders, the big question surrounding the once beloved, but now widely reviled O.J. Simpson is whether or not he will be paroled this summer after serving the last nine years in Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada.
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Will O.J. Simpson Be Paroled This Summer
You see, Simpson, who turns 70 in July, has been incarcerated at Lovelock since 2008, but is slated to appear before the Nevada parole board this summer. Back in 2007, Simpson and some buddies confronted a pair of memorabilia collectors in a Las Vegas hotel room in an effort to retrieve many items that Simpson said belonged to him.
During the heated exchange one of the men with Simpson drew a gun before Simpson and company eventually left with reportedly about 800 collectibles. Simpson would eventually be charged with 12 counts, including burglary, robbery, kidnapping, conspiracy and assault with a deadly weapon.
“Simpson was convicted in 2008 of 12 charges including armed robbery, kidnapping, conspiracy, coercion, burglary and assault with a deadly weapon. He has served sentences for most charges.The board is considering parole on the remaining armed robbery and assault with a weapon sentences totaling four to 18 years.
It will hear testimonials and consider Simpson’s behavior behind bars, prison program participation, credit for time served and his risk to reoffend.Simpson, who turns 70 years old on July 9, will be asked what he’ll do and where he plans to live if he’s released. Simpson’s lawyer, Malcolm LaVergne, has declined to comment on his client’s plans”
– States an AP Press Release published last Monday –
On Oct. 3, 2008—exactly 13 years to the day California jurors found Simpson not guilty of murder—Nevada jurors found him guilty on all 12 counts. Judge Jackie Glass sentenced Simpson, then 61, to 33 years in prison, with a chance for parole after nine years.
Now, though I believe parole is a near definite as many in the country saw the sentence handed down as extreme and really, in essence, a punishment for getting off for the Brown and Goldman murders. Simpson is eligible for parole on Oct. 1, but his hearing will likely take place right around July 1. If granted parole, he could be out of prison by the fall. If denied, he could remain in prison until 2022.
By now, I think almost everyone’s hatred for Simpson has waned greatly and he will definitely be paroled. With No. 45 in office and making the U.S. a global laughingstock, there are certainly bigger fish to fry and more important things to worry about!