You will be able to watch the full OJ Parole hearing in the player above. The LawNewz Network will provide legal analysis and interviews with key players starting at 9 am et.
O.J. Simpson‘s hearing in front of the Nevada Parole Board is set to take place on Thursday at 1:00 pm ET/ 10:00 am PT, and many of the major networks are planning to take the hearing live. It should be quite an ordeal with Simpson himself expected to testify and participate via video conference from the Lovelock Correctional Facility. ESPN, ABC News, MSNBC, FOX News and NBC News are all planning special live reports. HLN’s Ashleigh Banfield will be hosting a special report as well.
To watch the coverage online, you can watch the player above from the LawNewz Network. LNN’s all day coverage hosted by Dan Abrams, Aaron Keller, Rachel Stockman and Amy Dash will include interviews with key players from the robbery trial including OJ’s attorneys Yale Galanter, and Gabriel Grasso as well as former Court TV reporter Beth Karas who covered the case in its entirety. LawNewz Network has been covering many high profile live trials since its launch in February.
Simpson is currently in prison for an armed robbery at a Las Vegas hotel, where he and others held two men at gunpoint while taking sports memorabilia that Simpson says belonged to him. The former football star has served nine years of his 9 to 33-year sentence, and could go free if the Board grants him parole. In 2013, they granted Simpson parole on five of the 12 charges, so most believe it more likely than not that he will be freed. But then again, he is OJ Simpson. If it does happen, he still wouldn’t be released until at least October 1. If there’s a tie vote by the Board, Simpson would not be let out, and another hearing would take place in January.
Simpson is expected to speak at the hearing, and additional testimony could come from one of his representatives, and possibly a victim in the case who may testify on Simpson’s behalf.
In making its decision, the Board will take eleven factors into consideration, including his behavior while incarcerated, his likelihood to commit another offense, a report that was compiled pre-sentencing, and the crimes themselves.
To watch live check out the player above.
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