OJ Simpson could be free later this year

FILE - In this June 15, 1995, file photo, murder defendant, O.J. Simpson grimaces as he tries on one of the leather gloves prosecutors say he wore the night his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were murdered, during the Simpson double-murder trial in Los Angeles. A lawyer for O.J. Simpson in Las Vegas says the imprisoned former football star isnÂ?t happy with portrayals heÂ?s seen in ads and interviews about a cable TV series focusing on his 1995 murder acquittal in Los Angeles. Simpson wonÂ?t be able to see the show, "The People v. O.J. Simpson," as Nevada prisons donÂ?t carry the FX network, which debuts the 10-part show on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (Sam Mircovich via AP, Pool, File)

Disgraced sportsman and actor O.J. Simpson could be a free man again by Halloween.

The 69-year-old is serving a nine-to-33-year sentence for his part in a 2007 Las Vegas sports memorabilia armed robbery and kidnapping incident, but a hearing in July could set him free.

Simpson and his associates were charged with taking pieces of the former football star's memorabilia from dealers Bruce Fromong and Alfred Beardsley after holding the men at gunpoint in a Nevada hotel room.

Simpson has always maintained he had no idea the men with him were armed, but he was convicted on charges including kidnapping, armed robbery, and assault with a deadly weapon.

Simpson has reportedly scored low (in risk assessment) in previous parole hearings, according to CNN, making him a candidate for early release from Lovelock Correctional Facility this year - something that irks Fred Goldman, who still believes Simpson is responsible for his son Ron's death.

The star was sensationally acquitted of the murders of his wife Nicole and her friend Goldman in 1995 following what was dubbed "The Trial of the Century."

"Simpson has proven over and over again, throughout his life, he has absolutely no concern for the law or authority," Fred Goldman told CNN upon learning Simpson could be released from prison later this year.

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