OJ Simpson is pictured here during his sentencing at the Clark County Regional Justice Center in December of 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada, on 12 charges, including felony kidnapping, armed robbery and conspiracy. 
Photo: Pool/Getty Images
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OJ Simpson could be a free man this year, after almost decade in jail   

OJ Simpson could be a free man this year, after serving more than 9 years of a 33-year sentence on burglary and kidnapping charges.

Simpson is scheduled for a parole hearing in July, according to the Reno Journal-Gazette. The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners is expected to set the date of the hearing sometime next month.

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The Juice, now 70, is serving his time at a mid-level correctional facility outside of Reno, Nevada.

In 2008, the former NFL legend turned actor was convicted on a range of charges, including armed robbery, conspiracy to commit a violent crime and kidnapping, related to a 2007 incident at a Las Vegas hotel where he and several other men confronted memorabilia dealers and demanded mementos that Simpson claimed were stolen from him.

His conviction on the charges follows the so-called “trial of the century” in the 1990s when he was acquitted of the brutal murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman. He was later convicted of the killings in a civil trial and ordered to pay more than $33 million to the families of Brown and Simpson.

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