On July 20, 2017, at 1 p.m. ET, the video below will go live and stream O.J. Simpson’s request for a parole hearing after spending nearly nine years in prison. The troubled football star, now 70-years-old was acquitted of the 1994 gruesome murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman. The trial ushered in a new generation of true crime junkies and was aired live on the then budding Court TV. Though O.J. “The Juice” Simpson was acquitted of the murders in 1995, he was found guilty of wrongful death in a civil suit filed by the victims’ families. O.J. Simpson was ordered to pay $33.5 million. O.J. Simpson was later arrested in 2007 while in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was found guilty of armed robbery and kidnapping and sentenced to 33 years in prison without parole. Today, O.J. Simpson will appear before the court where he will request a parole hearing.
O.J. Simpson has been making headline news lately due to two media programs keeping his name in the spotlight. The ESPN Films documentary O.J: Made in America won an academy award for best documentary. The television series American Crime Story also features the O.J. Simpson trial and has also gone on to win critical acclaim. CNN announced they will air a special broadcast After O.J.: The Fuhrman Tapes Revealed this Friday at 10 p.m.
The interest in O.J. Simpson television dramas shows that America has not lost it interest in one of the country’s most notorious felons. Though Simpson was found guilty of armed robbery and kidnapping, yet acquitted of murder, many people continue to believe that Simpson is guilty in the murders of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman.
According to CNN, Simpson is going to answer questions in the first part of the hearing that should last approximately half an hour. The parole board consists of six members. They will cast votes as to whether O.J. Simpson should be released on parole. O.J. doesn’t need a unanimous vote, but he must get the majority of the vote in order to win his freedom. Should O.J. Simpson be granted parole, he could officially be released as early as October 2017.
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