Dershowitz: Murder Acquittal Is the '900-lb Gorilla' in OJ's Parole Hearing
Alan Dershowitz, who aided O.J. Simpson's 1995 legal team, said that particular case will be fresh in the minds of those at his upcoming parole hearing.
Simpson, who was acquitted of the murders of ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ronald Goldman, will be facing a parole board Thursday relating to different charges.
Simpson was convicted of robbery and kidnapping, stemming from an incident in which he tried to steal sports memorabilia he believed to be rightfully his.
"Most [people] think he committed a double murder," Dershowitz said of Simpson, who is serving nine to 33 years in prison.
Dershowitz said public suspicion over Simpson's 1995 acquittal could be a factor in whether he gets paroled this week.
He said that any other person accused of similar acts would not have gotten such a tough sentence.
Mark Fuhrman, a former LAPD detective whose 1995 testimony was called into question after the defense played tape of him using racially-charged language, said he believed Simpson will be paroled.
"It's kind of a foregone conclusion," Fuhrman said as he stood outside the Lovelock, Nev. prison where Simpson is confined.