OJ Simpson's Parole Hearing Date Set for July 20

The former USC and NFL star was sentenced to prison for a 2007 Las Vegas hotel room holdup that targeted sports memorabilia dealers

OJ Simpson's parole hearing was set for July 20, the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners said Tuesday.

Simpson, 69, has spent nearly nine years at Lovelock, a medium-level correctional facility about 450 miles north of Las Vegas, where the former NFL and USC great participated in a strong-arm hotel heist that landed him in prison 14 years after he was acquitted of murder in the deaths of ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman.

He was found liable for their killings in a 1997 civil case.

Simpson was convicted in 2008 after the botched attempt to retrieve sports memorabilia at The Palace Station Casino hotel off The Strip. A 33-year prison sentence for the heist was handed down 13 years to the day he was acquitted in the Brown and Goldman slayings.

Simpson was denied parole in July 2013 and 2014.

During the 2013 hearing, he was granted parole on some of the charges stemming from the Las Vegas hotel holdup. Simpson has expressed regret and told panel members that he's tried to be a model inmate.

Hearings in Nevada are usually conducted between the parole panel and inmate via video conference. Inmates can choose to speak at the hearing or have a representative speak for them.

As for the memorabilia, a judge ordered in 2009 that several items be returned to Simpson. Other items were given to an attorney for the Goldman estate for auction.

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