OJ Simpson seeking release from prison

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 1995, file photo, O.J. Simpson, center, clenches his fists in victory after the jury said he was not guilty in the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman in a Los Angeles courtroom as attorneys F. Lee Bailey, left, and Robert Shapiro, right, look on. During an appearance on Fox's "Megyn Kelly Presents" on May 17, 2016, Shapiro said there's a “strong possibility” that the person who killed Simpson’s ex-wife, Nicole Brown-Simpson, and Ronald Goldman has never faced trial. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Daily News, Myung Chun, Pool, File)

(WTNH) — OJ Simpson will fight for his release from prison on Thursday.

That is when the former football star will have a parole hearing.

He has been behind bars since his conviction on armed robbery and kidnapping charges nine years ago.

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If the hearing is successful for Simpson, he could be a free man as early as October.

Simpson was convicted of trying to take pieces of sports memorabilia that he claimed was stolen from him.

He was acquitted of murder during 1995 when he was accused of killing his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ron Goldman.

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