Written By Damilola Faustino
O.J. Simpson, a former American football running back, may regain his freedom if his appeal for parole is successful.
The 69-year-old is set to appear before a Nevada parole board on July 20 to make a case for his freedom.
Simpson will be among 673 convicts up for parole during month-long meetings.
David Smith, who is the hearing examiner said: “There are so many people attending (Simpson’s hearing) that if we scheduled others there wouldn’t be enough room (for the other potential parolees).”
If parole board members approve Simpson’s release, he could leave the Lovelock Correctional Center on Oct. 1, 2017.
However, if his appeal is rejected, he will have to wait for another 3 years before getting another opportunity, and if he never gets parole, his prison term would end Oct. 30, 2020.
The athlete was convicted for a robbery against souvenir collectors who had O.J. memorabilia at the Palace Station Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas in 2007.
He was acquitted and discharged for the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson, his ex-wife, and Ronald Goldman.