OJ Simpson

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Parole Board Got Something Very Wrong About OJ

New York Times reports they were unaware of his 1989 battery conviction

(Newser) - OJ Simpson will be a free man in October thanks to the decision of a Nevada parole board . But the New York Times reports on a jarring oversight that perhaps could have changed board members' thinking. During the hearing, members stated that Simpson had no criminal convictions. Not true. He... More »

Simpson in Protective Custody After Parole Hearing

The former athlete was moved to a single cell away from other prisoners

(Newser) - Though his parole isn’t scheduled to start until this fall, OJ Simpson has already moved—to a new prison cell. Prison officials at Lovelock Correctional Facility in Nevada said Friday that the former NFL player was moved to a single cell away from the general prison population ahead of... More »

World's Most Famous Ford Bronco Can Be Yours

Owner of SUV in OJ chase reportedly willing to sell, but he wants close to $1M

(Newser) - The decision by the Nevada Parole Board to release OJ Simpson might also be good news for his former sports agent, reports TMZ . That's because the hearing has renewed interest in the other Simpson criminal case, and Mike Gilbert just happens to own the Ford Bronco that led police... More »

OJ Simpson Granted Parole

He's scheduled to be released from prison Oct. 1

(Newser) - As expected by both legal analysts and the former football star himself, OJ Simpson was granted parole Thursday following nine years in prison for armed robbery and kidnapping, NBC News reports. The 4-0 ruling comes from the Nevada Board of Parole. The 70-year-old Simpson's original 33-year sentence will end... More »

OJ at Parole Hearing: I've Never Made Excuses

He's hoping to be a free man in October

(Newser) - OJ Simpson's big moment has arrived. A hearing is underway at which he is trying to convince members of the Nevada Board of Parole that he should go free. "I haven't made any excuses in the nine years that I've been here and I'm not... More »

Nobody Has Registered to Testify Against OJ

Freedom could 'renew rabid curiosity' in Simpson

(Newser) - OJ Simpson's parole hearing in Nevada will be broadcast live at 1pm EDT Thursday and there's a strong chance that his path to freedom will be clear by the end of the afternoon. Nobody has registered to testify against the 70-year-old Simpson, who has been in prison for... More »

'We'll Be Playing Golf Again Soon': OJ Confident This Week

He's up for parole on Thursday

(Newser) - Just like old times: OJ Simpson will be back in a courtroom this week for a televised court ruling that will decide his freedom. This time, Simpson is up for parole for the armed robbery and kidnapping case that has kept him locked up in Nevada since 2008. The hearing... More »

OJ Simpson Could Be Free in October

He's got a parole hearing on July 20

(Newser) - OJ Simpson has a July 20 parole hearing that could have him released from a Nevada prison on Oct. 1, a state parole official said Tuesday. Simpson, now 70, has served more than eight years of a nine-to-33 year sentence imposed after he was found guilty in 2008 of armed... More »

After Nearly 10 Years in Prison, Possible Freedom for OJ

Nevada inmate has parole hearing set for July

(Newser) - For nearly 10 years, OJ Simpson has called Nevada's Lovelock Correctional Center home, the Reno Gazette-Journal notes. In July, however, Simpson may get a present just as his 70th birthday rolls around, depending on the results of a parole hearing the state's Department of Corrections has announced will... More »

Caitlyn Jenner Says She 'Knew' OJ Did It

She recounts post-trial conversation with Robert Kardashian

(Newser) - Caitlyn Jenner made a headline-grabbing comment while promoting her new memoir The Secrets of My Life : She says she "knew he did it," the "he" being OJ Simpson. Jenner—who was married for 24 years to Kris Jenner, ex-wife of Simpson friend and defense lawyer Robert Kardashian—... More »

OJ Simpson Could Be Out of Prison by October

'Model inmate' is up for parole

(Newser) - OJ Simpson's nine-to-33-year sentence for his role in an armed hotel room robbery could see him behind bars in a Nevada state prison until 2041—or freed as soon as this October. This is the first year in which Simpson will be eligible for parole, and lawyers say there'... More »

Darden: I Was 'More Than Friends' With Marcia Clark

He says they were inseparable during OJ trial

(Newser) - Christopher Darden has "opened up" about his relationship with fellow OJ Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark, according to Entertainment Tonight , though he did so in a very lawyerly way. "We were more than friends," he told ET. "We were inseparable." FX’s hit The People v.... More »

F. Lee Bailey, OJ Simpson's Attorney, Files for Bankruptcy

He owes more than $5M to the IRS

(Newser) - Famed defense attorney F. Lee Bailey, whose legion of high-profile cases includes the OJ Simpson murder trial, has filed for bankruptcy in Maine in an effort to discharge an IRS debt of more than $5 million, the AP reports. Debts to the IRS aren't normally discharged in bankruptcy proceedings,... More »

Old Friend: OJ Simpson Will Confess

To 'rid us of all the doubt'

(Newser) - OJ Simpson will confess to murdering Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman—one of these days. At least that's what one of his former friends tells the New York Daily News . "I hope one day he actually will rid us of all the doubt and all the conspiracy... More »

Robert Shapiro: I Tried On Infamous Glove Before OJ

'I knew that the glove would not fit him'

(Newser) - "If it doesn't fit, you must acquit," Johnnie Cochran famously said during the OJ Simpson trial. In a new interview, Simpson lawyer Robert Shapiro admits he tried the glove on beforehand and had a good idea of what was going to happen, NBC News reports. "It... More »

LAPD: Knife on OJ's Property Wasn't Murder Weapon

Forensic tests discovered zilch

(Newser) - A knife found years ago at OJ Simpson's former property wasn't used by the former football star or anybody else to murder Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, the LAPD has determined. A variety of forensic tests were carried out on the blade, which retired LAPD officer George... More »

ESPN Hopes OJ Simpson Will Help It Break Into the Oscars

It plans to qualify its new documentary series for an Academy Award

(Newser) - As the so-called golden age of television rolls on, ESPN is attempting to strike another blow for the idiot box against the silver screen. The Los Angeles Times reports ESPN will be qualifying its new 7.5-hour OJ Simpson documentary series, OJ: Made in America, for the Academy Awards by... More »

TMZ: Knife Found on OJ's Property Is a Dead End

Sources tell the site that there was no usable DNA on it

(Newser) - TMZ broke the story , and now it's back with the non-story: Though the LAPD has yet to comment, the gossip site says the investigation into the knife found years ago on OJ Simpson's former property is over. TMZ's sources say no usable DNA was recovered from the... More »

Why OJ Is 'a Little Worried' About That Knife

He's not losing sleep, former manager says, but there is one thing...

(Newser) - Yes, OJ Simpson knows about the knife allegedly found on the grounds of his former home, but no, he's not worried about it ... much, Simpson's former manager Norman Pardo tells People . He's just "a little worried because if it's one of his pocket [knives] and... More »

Marcia Clark: OJ Jurors Didn't Care if He Was Guilty

She says black jurors wanted to use the case as payback

(Newser) - The former Los Angeles County prosecutor who failed to convict OJ Simpson of murder in 1995 says she would probably fail to convict now, for the same reason: Jurors who didn't care whether he was guilty or not. In an interview for an NBC Dateline special, Marcia Clark says... More »

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