>> Count one, conspiracy to commit a crime. Guilty. Count two, the conspiracy to commit kidnapping. Guilty.>> Nine years after being sentenced to prison for the botched armed robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers in Las Vegas, OJ Simpson is headed for a parole hearing in Nevada on Thursday.
And legal experts say he has a good chance of winning his freedom. Retired prison guard Jeffrey Felix befriended Simpson and says the 70 year old former football start has been a model inmate.>> He's been in that prison for nine years without one write up. He's helped other inmates with problems.
I mean he's gotten no trouble in nine years. That's very hard to do.>> Simpson expressed regret over the 2007 crime at a parole hearing four years ago.>> I am sorry for what has happened.>> He was granted parole on some charges then, but he was not eligible for release on others.
>> I just wish I had never gone to that room. I wish I didn't. I wish I'd just said keep it and not worry about it.>> Simpson became infamous after his acquittal in the 1994 murders of his ex wife, Nicole Brown, and her friend, Ron Goldman.>> If it does not fit, you must acquit.
>> Although the parole board will not be able allowed to consider that trail or his celebrity status when they decide on Thursday. They can only judge him on time served for the crime in Vegas, nine years so far of a 33 year sentence. If he is granted parole OJ Simpson could be released from jail by October.