OJ Simpson To Face Parole Panel

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Former football great O.J. Simpson is back before a Nevada parole panel today. He is pleading for leniency in his 2008 kidnapping and robbery case, but even a favorable decision won’t spring the former football star from prison.

Simpson was sentenced to consecutive terms on several charges. But some of his sentences were ordered to run concurrently, two counts each of kidnapping and robbery and one count of burglary. In the event the Nevada Parole Board rules in his favor, he would then begin sentences attached to other charges.

Simpson’s best chance for freedom lies with a pending decision by a Las Vegas judge on whether to grant him a new trial based on claims that his trial lawyer botched his defense and had a conflict of interest in the case.

Source: Associated Press