OJ Simpson parole hearing

Man who secretly recorded OJ Simpson fearful for his release

Can there be return to normalcy?

A Nevada parole board will hold a hearing in Carson City on Thursday to decide whether the former National Football League (NFL) star and actor should be released from prison.

Two central figures in the O.J. Simpson murder trial spoke out Thursday ahead of Simpson's parole hearing regarding a 2007 incident that has landed him in prison for almost nine years.

"He's not going to be treated differently by the parole commissioners".

Simpson is in prison following an arrest in 2007 during a botched robbery in Las Vegas, when he led a group of men into a hotel and casino to steal sports memorabilia at gunpoint.

Simpson's imprisonment happened more than a decade after his scandalous acquittal in the brutal 1994 knife killings of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman at her Bundy Drive condominium in west Los Angeles.

Here are some of the standout quotes from Simpson's parole hearing that raised more than a few eyebrows.

According to the Washington Post, a friend of Simpson's says if parole is granted, the former football star will likely stay with him in Florida or Simpson may move in with his sister who lives in Sacramento. Simpson said he took a conflict resolution course that made a particular impact on him and said he had been called in to mediate issues between other inmates at the Lovelock Correction Center.

"We all make mistakes", Fromong said.

O.J. Simpson at his parole hearing Thursday.

What are the chances he's released on parole?

Pardo said he will be watching Simpson's parole hearing from Tampa.

He was later forced to pay the families of the victims as much as $33.5million (£26million) after being found responsible for their deaths in a civil case.

Simpson's current sentence is a result of assembling a gang of men to storm a hotel room where sports memorabilia was being stored, and despite his insistence that he was simply trying to recover his own items, he was sentenced to 33 years in jail. Said the dealer had pictures of his children, his mother's photo albums and wanted those things back. If there is a tie vote, the two other commissioners, based in Las Vegas, would join the hearing to render a final decision.

The parole board on Thursday considered Simpson's age, whether his conviction was a violent crime, his prior criminal record and his plans after release in making its decision.

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