This summer, O.J. Simpson will be facing a parole board and could be released from prison after serving nearly a decade behind bars.
Simpson, who will be turning 70 this July, was originally sentenced to 9 to 33 years for the kidnapping and armed robbery of two memorabilia dealers in Las Vegas. He was granted parole on some of the charges against him in 2013, but faced at least four more years in prison on sentences that were ordered to run consecutively.
The former Chairman of the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners said that the board’s options are to “grant release on parole, deny parole at this time and reconsider O.J. for parole at a later date, or deny parole and require O.J. to serve the remainder of his final sentence.”
“State law requires that the board consider the severity of the crime and various risk and other factors before deciding whether or not to grant parole,” Patton said in a statement.
“The board members are intelligent professionals and I am confident they will arrive at a very carefully considered decision,” he added. “And unlike some I cannot and have no desire to try to predict the outcome.”
Even if Simpson is granted parole in July, he will not be released from prison until October 2017.