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O.J. Simpson Could Be Out On Parole This October

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O.J. Simpson listens to testimony during the trial for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. (Photo by Dan Mircobich/AFP/Getty Images)
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Former football star and trial-of-the-century star O.J. Simpson could be getting out of prison as early as this October, depending on what happens during a July parole hearing.

Simpson, who was famously acquitted in the 1995 slayings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, has been in a Nevada prison since December 2008 after being convicted of kidnapping and armed robbery, among other charges, for a botched 2007 sports memorabilia heist at the Palace Station Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Simpson is serving a nine-to-33 year sentence, according to CNN.

Lovelock Correctional Facility's most famous inmate will be eligible for release for the first time this year, after serving nine years in the remote, medium-security prison. KTLA reports that although he was not yet eligible for release (his sentences run consecutively), Simpson was granted parole on some of the counts against him at a 2013 hearing. He is eligible for an October 1 release date if he makes parole on at least seven of the original 12 counts.

David Smith, spokesman for the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners, told CNN that the hearing will likely take place in July, the same month that Simpson turns 70.

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And because this is the golden age of O.J. Television, the hearing will be live-streamed, according to USA Today. The date of the July hearing will likely be set in mid-June.