- post by: Ana Karen
- March 10, 2017
O.J. Simpson Could Be Released from Prison Later This Year
O.J. Simpson could be released from prison as early as October 1, CNN reports. A hearing that will take place in July will determine the decision. David Smith, spokesperson for the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners, confirmed the news to the outlet.
According to CNN, Simpson has been serving a 9-to 33-year sentence, and this is the first year he will be up for release. At least four of the seven commissioners on the board will have to vote in Simpson’s favor for his release.
Simpson has been at Lovelock Correctional Facility, a Nevada-based, medium-security prison, since 2008, after being convicted of charges including kidnapping, armed robbery, and assault with a deadly weapon. At the time of his trial, Simpson and six other men were accused of forcibly entering sports memorabilia collectorBruce Fromong’s Las Vegas hotel room. Simpson claimed that he had been trying to reclaim “sports memorabilia that was rightfully his,” as the Las Vegas Sun noted.
He was found guilty on all 12 counts for which he was on trial.
The former football player was famously acquitted in the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman in 1995. The FX series that documented that trial, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, along with the Oscar-winning documentary O.J.: Made in America, launched Simpson back into public attention in the past year. Simpson is now 69 years old, and as CNN notes, is considered less of a risk because of his age.
A pregnant woman who was killed in a SWAT raid over the weekend in Indian River County, Fla., was used as a shield by her boyfriend, authorities say. According to CBS12, the family of 21-year-old Alteria Woods are searching for answers after their loved one, an innocent bystander, wound up dead. “I’ve never heard of […]
A Texas 18-year-old has been sent to jail after lying about being kidnapped and raped by three black men. Breana Harmon Talbott had run into a church and told people she had been kidnapped and raped by three masked black men. When Talbott had arrived at the church she was only wearing a bra, t-shirt […]
Eighteen year old who accused two college football players of rape at house party charged with making claims up to gain sympathy from another man.
TWO university American football players who were stripped of their scholarships have been cleared after their accuser allegedly admitted making up the claims. The lives of the two promising young footballers were left in tatters last year after they were accused of raping 18-year-old Nikki Yovino. But New Yorker Yovino has now been charged with falsely […]
LAS VEGAS – An FBI investigation into possible corruption involving a former vice detective appears to be widening. The existence of the FBI probe was first revealed last year by the 8 News NOW I-Team. http://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/i-team-fbi-investigation-against-former-vice-detective-widens/678610564 The focus of the agency’s investigation was former Metro Detective Chris Baughman. However, now it appears there are at […]
A 15-year-old Chicago girl appeared to be the victim of a horrifying gang rape — by a group who streamed the attack on Facebook Live. None of the roughly 40 people who watched the video called police about the attack, investigators said. It’s the second time in months that Chicago police have investigated an apparent […]