Report: OJ Simpson Could Be Released By October
O.J. Simpson could be a free man as early as this fall, a Nevada public defender told NevadaNewsmakers.
Clark County’s chief deputy public defender Steven Yeager told the outlet Tuesday that due to the 69-year-old Hall of Famer’s age and good behavior there’s a high likelihood the former football player will get parole. (RELATED: REPORT: OJ Simpson Wants To Date Kris Jenner When He Gets Out Of Prison)
“Typically, when the parole board is making that determination, they are looking at the inmate’s history in the institution, the disciplinary history,” Yeager explained. “They also look at the age of the inmate and one of the things we always talk about in the criminal justice system is the older you get, the less likely you are to continue committing crimes.”
The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners is expected to decide on whether to grant Simpson parole in the next couple months. If he gets parole, he would be released from Nevada’s Lovelock Correctional Center in October.
Simpson was sentenced to nine to 33 years in prison for an armed robbery in Las Vegas in 2008. The former Hall of Fame football player was found not guilty in the 1994 murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
Yeager said despite Simpson’s age and good behavior, his murder trial could affect his chances of getting parole due to “politics and public perception.”
“But certainly, that (politics and public perception) is always a consideration that comes in to play,” Yeager responded. “Probably what makes that a little more complicated here is the fact that he was, of course, found not guilty of those crimes. But there is a widely held belief in our country that he did commit those crimes.”