O.J. Simpson has a parole hearing on Thursday for his armed robbery case, which landed him in prison after he was acquitted of murder. And if the man that put him behind bars has an accurate assessment of the case, then the disgraced football player may be headed home in a few days.
The Associated Press spoke to David Roger, who prosecuted Simpson in the robbery case, and he thinks that Simpson has a good shot at parole.
“Assuming that he's behaved himself in prison, I don't think it will be out of line for him to get parole,” he said. None of the parties to the case, including Roger and the victim, are expected to oppose parole.
Simpson had received partial parole on robbery, burglary, and kidnapping charges in 2013, which put him four years away from serving his minimum sentence for the 2007 crime. Simpson had been led to believe that memorabilia stolen from him was being sold by a sports collectibles broker, and the attempt at demanding their return quickly devolved.
In the end, it turned out that Simpson's prized possessions were not among the dealer's wares.