• Nevada state parole board to hold hearing for 70-year-old former NFL star
  • Simpson is in in the ninth year of a 33-year sentence for armed robbery
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OJ Simpson, a/k/a inmate No1027820, is scheduled to appear before the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners today for a hearing that will determine whether one of America’s most notorious prisoners will be released after serving nine years of a 33-year sentence for convictions related to a 2007 kidnapping and armed robbery at a Las Vegas hotel.

The hearing is slated to begin at 10pm local time (1pm ET/6pm BST) or just about 25 minutes from now. Here’s a general idea of what to expect:

Bryan will be here shortly. In the meantime, here’s a look at what’s at stake with today’s hearing.

OJ Simpson, the former NFL star famously acquitted of murder but later jailed for a doomed bid to retrieve sports memorabilia that he said belonged to him, is expected be a free man soon.

On Thursday morning, a Nevada state parole board will hold a hearing for Simpson, 70, who is in the ninth year of a 33-year sentence for armed robbery and assault with a weapon. The disgraced gridiron hero, with the help of several other accomplices, broke into a Las Vegas hotel room on 13 September 2007 and held up two memorabilia dealers for collectibles and personal items he claimed were rightfully his. He was found guilty by a jury on all 12 charges and given the maximum sentence.

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