MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – O.J. Simpson is back on the spotlight and could be moving back to South Florida.
For the first time in four years, the former NFL great will be on television during his next parole hearing on Thursday. The 70-year-old former Miami-Dade resident wants out of a Nevada prison.
The case stems from a 2007 fight Simpson had with sports memorabilia collectors in a hotel room in Las Vegas. Simpson accused them of having his memorabilia and said his crime was trying to retrieve what was his.
Simpson auctioned his 4,300-square-foot home in Miami-Dade's Kendall neighborhood after he was convicted of kidnapping, robbery and burglary with a firearm.
Real estate agent Didier Fabien remembers selling it to him, after he was acquitted of charges related to the death of his wife, Nicole Brown, in 1995.
"He wanted a nice house," Fabien said. He wanted it to be "big enough for him and his kids."
When he was sentenced to 33 years in prison, Simpson had the possibility of parole in nine years. But the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners granted him parole because he had a "positive" record in prison.
He served four more years for assault with a deadly weapon and four weapons charges. If the board grants him parole, he will walk out of prison as early as Oct. 1.
"He is a little nervous," Fabien said. "He is hoping to get out. It's been almost nine years."
Fabien, who stays in touch with Simpson, thinks he could consider moving back to South Florida.