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OJ Simpson’s Parole Hearing Will Be Televised This Week

July 17, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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Yahoo reports that OJ Simpson’s parole hearing will be televised live this week. It will be the first time since 2013 that Simpsons has appeared on television. It happens at 10 AM PT on Thursday. It will air in a video pool and networks like ESPN will show it live.

Simpson is famous for being on TV during legal matters, as his “Trial of the Century” was broadcast in 1995. During that time, Simpson was acquitted for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. The 70-year-old Simpson has been at the Lovelock Correction Center since 2008 after he was sentenced to 9-33 years for armed robbery and kidnapping. At the time, he attempted to break into a room at the Palace Station hotel in Las Vegas to steal sports memorabilia. Simpson denied he broke into the room or held anyone at gunpoint, but admitted to stealing the items that he claimed belonged to him. The sentencing happened thirteen years exactly after his murder acquittal. He was granted parole for some of the armed robbery convictions in 2013 but had to serve four more years for charges of assault with a deadly weapon and other weapons charges.

The hearing will be streamed from Lovelock. The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners said there has been “overwhelming media and public interest” in Simpson’s parole. ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap will host a 90-minute “Outside the Lines” Thursday about the hearing. This follows the network’s 30 for 30 series OJ: Made in America, which was directed by Ezra Edelman.

If Simpson is paroled, he wouldn’t actually get released from prison until October.

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