O.J. Simpson could be released from prison this year.
According to the Nevada Department of Corrections, the former NFL star is set to face a parole hearing this July. Simpson has been serving 33 years in a Nevada prison on burglary and kidnapping charges unrelated to controversial trail over the murder of Simpson’s ex-wife and her friend in 1994.
Back in 2008, he was sentenced for the burglary, thirteen years to the day that he was famously acquitted of the California murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman. The case has remained open and Simpson cannot be retried for the murders. Simpson was found liable for the killings in a 1997 civil case.
Simpson could be released as early as October, depending on the results of the July hearing, officials have said. Former Chairman Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners Thomas Patton said Monday that the board’s current options were to grant release on parole, deny parole at this time and reconsider O.J. for parole at a later date, or deny parole and require O.J. to serve the remainder of his final sentence.