A Cookie Nearly Crumbled OJ Simpson's Chance at Parole

A Cookie Nearly Crumbled OJ Simpson's Chance at Parole

He could soon go free.

O.J. Simpson could be a free man after Thursday's televised court hearing in Nevada, where four parole board commissioners will determine his fate, according to CBS News.

Simpson has served eight years of his nine to 33-year sentence after being found guilty in 2008 of armed robbery, kidnapping and a host of other charges related to an altercation with two sports memorabilia dealers inside a Las Vegas hotel.

"If I was a betting man, I would say there's probably an 80 percent chance that O.J. gets granted parole and he gets released in October", Stoltmann says.

O.J. Simpson is taken into custody after being found guilty during his 2008 trial in Las Vegas. He was already granted parole in 2013 for some of his charges, and during that hearing he portrayed himself as the model inmate-which others' accounts generally confirm.

Steve Wolfson, the current Clark County district attorney, told AFP he believes Simpson "makes an excellent candidate for parole".

But he might now face a delayed parole hearing as the matter is likely to go to a disciplinary hearing.

O.J. Simpson exists in a space where you could hear almost any wild story about him and think to yourself, "Well, I can't totally rule it out".

The board's deliberations will not be public, but a decision is expected.

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Four of the seven members of the state parole commission: chair Connie Bisbee, Tony Corda, Susan Jackson and Adam Endel.

The parole board scores an inmate on several factors - the higher the total score, the greater the risk involved in releasing them.

Simpson - who will have an opportunity to speak to commissioners during the hearing - will appear via video conference from Lovelock Correctional Center, a medium-security prison outside of Reno, Nevada.

Prominent Buffalo defense attorney Paul Cambria thinks O.J. Simpson, the former Bills great who is serving time for a botched robbery, has a good shot.

On Oct. 3, 1995, Cryer and his fellow jurors found Simpson not guilty for the murders of Nicole Simpson, the former National Football League pro's wife at the time, and Ron Goldman. Television sets around the country tuned into authorities' live pursuit of a white Ford Bronco driving Simpson along Los Angeles-area freeways on June 17, 1994.

- February 1997: After a trial in a civil suit filed by the victims' families, a jury finds Simpson liable for the deaths and orders he pay survivors $33.5 million.

The former football star wrote about the benefit of education for inmates who haven't had the opportunities he's had.

"Under the proposition bet: "Will O.J. Simpson be granted parole in 2017?" the lines are "Yes" (-300) and "No" (+200)".

Sports network ESPN will also cover the hearing, providing a live feed from the hearing room.