LOS ANGELES, Calif. (FOX 11) - Just two days before OJ Simpson is set to face a parole hearing, a man involved in the 2007 kidnapping and armed robbery headed by O.J. Simpson and the lawyer who tried Simpson a year later, react to his upcoming hearing.
David Roger, the former Clark County DA who tried Simpson, saying, "It was a typical robbery case, the only difference is that the defendant was OJ Simpson."
It was perhaps a typical robbery case for him....but a turning point in Simpson's life, landing him in prison for the last 8 and a half years...after tapes sealed his fate.
Roger, who used those tapes to prosecute Simpson, spoke out Tuesday.
"I don't know about interesting, but it was a crucial to our case was the audio and the transcripts. If we did not have the audio tape, but instead had the cast of characters come in and testify against O.J., it could've been a different verdict but we had the audio tapes and the evidence is irrefutable."
The man who secretly recorded Simpson, Thomas Riccio, says Tuesday he knew exactly what the consequences of the tapes would be.
"It recorded before the incident, during the incident, 10 hours after the incident. The detectives going in saying OJ got away with it in LA but he's not not going to get away with it here in Vegas," said Riccio.
And he didn't get away with it… he was sentenced to 33 years, but in two days, OJ might get be paroled....and Roger is confident the entire world will be glued to drama, once again.
"The public just can't get enough of OJ Simpson," said Roger.
He predicts the Simpson saga will continue....outside of prison.
"I wouldn't be surprised if the parole board granted OJ Simpson parole. He has done nine years on a robbery charge. He is 70 years old now and porbably a low risk to reoffend or at least a low risk to commit a violent crime and so I suspect they will probably grant him parole," said Roger.
When asked what Simpson should do if released...Roger suggests, "Go back to Florida, play golf every day, enjoy your life and stay clean"
If the parole board rules in OJ's favor, he wouldn't be released through until October of this year.
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