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Is OJ Simpson deserving of parole?

Is OJ Simpson deserving of parole?

The former National Football League star is infamously known for the 1995 acquittal of the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman.

It was the climax to an 11 month trial that fixated the world and brought the US's racial divide into stark relief.

Years later in 2008, Simpson found himself in front of a judge once again, pleading his innocence for a different accusation.

He paid out $33.5m (£26m) dollars in damages as a result of the civil trial.

He and an associate were convicted of kidnapping, armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon in Vegas, in an attempt to take some of OJ's memorabilia.

"Just based on the fact that he's been away for a long time, there would be interest in having him appear in places", Elkouby explained. That ruling left Simpson with four years remaining before reaching the minimum sentence of nine years. Police say that Simpson and a pal stole various memorabilia that Simpson claims belonged to him.

Media outlets from The Associated Press to CNN to Fox News have been granted permission to cover the hearing live, and most cable channels and at least two national networks plan to break into programing for the proceedings. Thursday's parole hearing lasted a little more than an hour before the board broke for deliberations. The hearing is scheduled for 1 pm Eastern.

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The Pro Football Hall of Famer was still found guilty on 12 counts, however he could soon be a free man if the Nevada Parole Board grants him parole at Thursday's hearing.

"The old saying, 'Do the crime, do the time, '" Fromong told Inside Edition. "All I've done is try to be helpful... and that's the life I've tried to live because I want to get back to my kids and family".

Fromong added Simpson did not deserve nine to 33 years for the crime, and told an emotional Simpson that if he called Fromong tomorrow asking him to pick him up from prison, Fromong would be there.

"Some people will say, 'Nevada did what California couldn't do, '" Copeland said.

Legal experts widely expected Simpson to be informed that he will be released from prison on Thursday, including now-retired district attorney David Roger, who served as prosecutor in the Simpson case.

"He thought he was invincible, and he rolled the dice", Roger said.