O.J. Simpson Parole Hearing Set for July 20

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If parole is granted, he would likely be cleared to return to society in October.

A Nevada parole board announced Tuesday that a hearing for O.J. Simpson has been set for 10 a.m. PT on July 20.

The interview will take place via closed-circuit video, with Simpson at Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock and four board members situated 130 miles away at the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners offices in Carson City.

A decision could come that same day — and if parole is granted, Simpson would likely be cleared to return to society in October.

Now 69, Simpson has served nine years at the medium-security facility for a 2007 armed memorabilia heist. He was famously found not guilty on Oct. 3, 1995, of murdering ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.

At his first parole hearing in 2013 — seen in the opening shots of the Oscar-winning doc O.J.: Made in America — Simpson, who works in the prison as a gym custodian and mentors inmates, described himself as a model prisoner. 

Parole on some of his counts was granted at that hearing, but Simpson still had four mandatory years remaining. In the interim, Hollywood's Simpson-heavy 2016 spurred a renewed appetite for all things Juice.

"We've had close to 50 different requests for media access to this hearing," said Nevada hearings examiner David Smith, who has made arrangements for pool cameras to be present.

In a recent profile in The Hollywood Reporter, Jill Shively, who claims she spotted Simpson speeding away from his ex-wife's condominium just minutes after the murders, said, "The thought of him being paroled is scary, because you never know what will make him flip out again."

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