LOVELOCK, NV — Twenty-two years after he was controversially acquitted on live TV in the “Trial of the Century,” O.J. Simpson will appear on television screens around the U.S. again for his latest parole hearing in Nevada.
The hearing will be streamed starting at 1 P.M. EST on July 20 from the Lovelock Correction Center, and can be seen on ESPN and other networks.
Simpson, now 70, was sentenced to 9 to 33 years in 2008 for armed robbery and kidnapping following a scheme to break into a room at the Palace Station hotel in Las Vegas to steal sports memorabilia.
If the former NFL star is granted parole, he could be free and on the streets on October 1.
Understandably, the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners stated that there has been “overwhelming media and public interest” in Simpson’s hearing.
If the four parole commissioners who are scheduled to conduct the hearing cannot agree unanimously on whether to release Simpson, the remaining three members will be contacted to review the case and vote until there is a majority for approval or denial.
Simpson was controversially acquitted in 1995 of murdering his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.
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Main photo: O.J. Simpson [ CNN / YouTube (screenshot)]