Former football star/white Ford Bronco driver O.J. Simpson has another chance for parole this July, though the father of Ron Goldman, the man Simpson was tried and acquitted of killing in 1994, told The New York Daily News that he hopes the request is denied.
“I don’t care for it. He’s a bad guy. I don’t like the notion he would be walking free, at all,” Fred Goldman said.
Simpson has been in prison for about nine years on an armed robbery conviction. If he succeeds in getting parole, he could be a free man in October; otherwise, he could remain behind bars until 2022.
Simpson was previously denied parole in 2013 and 2014 hearings.
Though Simpson was acquitted for the murder of Ron Goldman and Simpson’s ex-wife Nicole Brown, Fred Goldman successful sued for wrongful death, and was awarded $33.5 million from Simpson’s estate.
As Simpson struggled financially, in 2007 he put together a team to rob two memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel-casino at gunpoint, hoping to steal some of his old mementos.
During his sentencing, Simpson said he was “stupid” and apologized for the crime. He was sentenced to 33 years in prison, on the 13th anniversary of his acquittal for Goldman’s and Brown’s murders.
"The board members are intelligent professionals and I am confident they will arrive at a very carefully considered decision," said Thomas Patton, the former Chairman of the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners, to NBC. "And unlike some I cannot and have no desire to try to predict the outcome.”