No one saw this coming!
According to TMZ, O.J. Simpson is close to being a free man. A rep for the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners confirmed a July 20 parole hearing — which means if things go well, Simpson could be released as early as Oct. 1.
In 1995, Simpson was found not guilty of the murders of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, but his legal troubles didn't end there. In 2007, he was arrested for multiple felony charges in the armed robbery of a Las Vegas hotel room involving sports memorabilia.
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Three days after the incident, Simpson was arrested and charged with two counts of robbery with use of a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery, burglary with a deadly weapon, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and coercion.
After being convicted in 2008, he was sentenced to 33 years in prison, with the eligibility for parole after nine years.
His murder trial — which was once dubbed "the trial of the century" — was retold for a 2016 documentary called, O.J.: Made in America
The 69-year-old will not attend the hearing in person but will be on a video call from the Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada.
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After shooting to fame during the height of the trial, prosecutor Marcia Clark stopped working as a special trials lawyer. She continues to contribute legal advice and analysis to the media, and recently called the FX miniseries “awful” and “painful.”
Marcia is portrayed by Sarah Paulson in The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.