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OJ Simpson gets parole hearing in kidnapping case

AP Photo/ File photo of O.J. Simpson during sentencing in Las Vegas on Dec. 5, 2008 AP Photo/ File photo of O.J. Simpson during sentencing in Las Vegas on Dec. 5, 2008

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - OJ Simpson's Nevada criminal case goes to a parole board later this month for his 2008 conviction in the kidnapping and armed robbery of two sports collectible dealers.

Simpson was convicted of 12 criminal counts and sentenced to nine to 33 years in prison. He has been serving his time at Lovelock Correctional Center in northern Nevada, about 90 miles east of Reno.

The scheduled July 25 parole hearing comes as a Clark County District Court Judge Linda Marie Bell weighs whether the former National Football League Hall of Famer and Hollywood star deserves a new trial.

During a weeklong hearing in May, Simpson lawyers argued that he deserves a new trial because his previous attorneys botched the case that led to his conviction.

Bell has not yet ruled.

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