OJ Simpson faces good chance at parole in Nevada robbery
FILE - In this May 14, 2013 pool file photo, O.J. Simpson sits during a break on the second day of an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas. Simpson, the former football star, TV pitchman and now Nevada prison inmate, will have a lot going for him when he appears before state parole board members Thursday, July 20, 2017 seeking his release after more than eight years for an ill-fated bid to retrieve sports memorabilia. (Source: AP Photo/Ethan Miller, Pool, File)
The Associated Press
Published Monday, July 17, 2017 10:22AM CST
LAS VEGAS - O.J. Simpson could have a good chance at parole when he asks officials this week to let him out of a Nevada prison after serving more than eight years for an ill-fated bid to retrieve sports memorabilia.
Now 70, Simpson has history in his favour and a clean record behind bars while serving his sentences for a 2007 armed robbery.
He is due to appear by videoconference Thursday from the Lovelock Correctional Center to be questioned by parole commissioners who sided with him once before.
Prison was a stunning fall for the charismatic celebrity with sports, acting and advertising careers.
He was one of the world's most famous people even before his 1995 trial and acquittal in the killings of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.