OJ Simpson could be out on parole this year: Here’s what to know about his case

Orenthal James Simpson — commonly referred to as O.J. — could be a free man as early as October.

The notorious football star has a July 20 parole hearing that could result in his release from a Nevada prison as early as Oct. 1, according to state parole officials.

Simpson, 69, was found guilty in 2008 of armed robbery, kidnapping and other charges stemming from a confrontation with sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas casino hotel room. The altercation occurred in September 2007.

Simpson has already served eight years of his nine-to-33 year sentence.

What was he sentenced for?

Simpson was convicted in 2008 of kidnapping and armed robbery along with 10 other charges. Prosecutors said the Hall of Famer, along with five other men, stormed into a hotel room and took memorabilia such as game balls, photos and plaques.

Four co-defendants pleaded guilty before the trial to felony charges and testified for the prosecution. Two told jurors they brought and displayed guns, although Simpson insisted he never knew anyone was armed.

Simpson’s defense argued that the incident was not an actual robbery but an attempt by Simpson to retrieve his own items that had been previously stolen. 


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