Watch a Livestream of OJ Simpson's Parole Hearing

Lynette Rowe
July 21, 2017

"I took two courses that I guess you guys don't give much credit to, it's called alternative to violence, I think it's the most important course anybody in this prison can take because it teaches you how to deal with conflict through conversation", he said. "Nothing I can do about that".

OJ Simpson gained fame as an American football star and, later, as a actor. The hearing is taking place in Carson City, Nevada, in front of the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners. "This has been really hard", she said, adding that the family realizes he's not flawless but has done the best he can. Anchors and analysts ranging from George Stephanopoulos to Lester Holt to Geraldo Rivera openly questioned whether Simpson sounded contrite enough, or was overly combative.

Simpson's daughter, Arnelle, and his sister, Shirley Baker, are expected to speak at his parole hearing today.

In 2008, Simpson received a nine-to-33-year prison sentence for charges including armed robbery and kidnapping as a result of a group effort to steal memorabilia from two men inside the Palace Station Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Dershowitz said that he hopes the Nevada parole board sees it this way.

"A&E continues to create timely thought-provoking programming that truly resonates with our true-crime enthusiast audience", said Bryant.

Simpson's imprisonment happened more than a decade after his scandalous acquittal in the brutal 1994 knife killings of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman at her Bundy Drive condominium in west Los Angeles.

"We just want him to come home", she said.

The former National Football League star struck a humble and calm tone with the panel and physically and mentally well, having lost a significant amount of weight since in the four years since the last hearing.

Officially known as the People of the State of California v. Orenthal James Simpson, it is better known as the OJ Simpson trial in which he was famously acquitted The trial was widely reported on and was watched by millions of people captivated by the events and evidence Who is OJ Simpson? "The story is O.J. and us".

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Nevada- A "cruise ship with barbed wire" is how a retired correctional officer describes the prison where O.J. Simpson has been for nearly nine years.

"I told him 'don't go, there's something wrong with that picture.' He went", Pardo continued. He also claimed he didn't know his associates were armed.

"I'm not going personally", he said. "It wasn't worth it and I'm sorry".

The case, which featured a colorful cast of seedy characters, secret recordings and a Las Vegas heist, read like a low-budget parody of "Ocean's Eleven", CNN wrote at the time. Even Bruce Fromong, a victim in the robbery, agreed.

Also in 2016, ESPN Films released of the five-part docuseries O.J.: Made in America. Their families won a wrongful death civil judgment against him in 1997.

He "kept a lot of trouble from happening", he said. "I've done it as well and as respectfully as anybody can".

Simpson's earliest eligibility for parole, if it is granted, is October 1, according to the state.

During the more than hour-long hearing, Simpson forcefully insisted - as he has all along - that he was only trying to retrieve items that belonged to him and never meant to hurt anyone. Those members will then leave to deliberate.

That trial supposedly had nothing to do with the parole hearing, but it was the context of it. "If the panel is not unanimous, additional board members will be immediately contacted to review the case and vote until there are four votes to grant or deny parole".

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