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Thursday, 25 July 2013 11:46

OJ Simpson gets Nevada parole hearing

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - O.J. Simpson goes before a Nevada parole panel Thursday, but even a favorable decision won't spring the former football star from prison after his 2008 kidnapping and robbery convictions. Simpson was sentenced consecutively on several convictions, meaning he would still have more time to serve. A two-member panel in Carson City will hear Simpson's parole petition Thursday. Simpson is scheduled to participate by video conferencing from the Lovelock Correctional Center. The panel is expected to make a recommendation the same day. It will then be forwarded to the seven-member parole board for consideration. Simpson's best chance for freedom lies with a pending decision by Clark County District Judge Linda Marie Bell. She's considering whether to grant him a new trial based on claims that his trial lawyer botched his defense.