Ahead of his parole hearing, a look back at WKBW's 2004 interview with O.J. Simpson

Posted at 3:46 PM, Jul 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-19 15:46:19-04

On Thursday, O.J. Simpson will appear before a parole board in Nevada to try and get out of prison. Simpson has spent the past eight and a half years behind bars at Lovelock Correctional Facility, a medium security prison in Nevada's high desert.

Simpson -- famously acquitted in 1995 in the slayings of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman -- has been serving out a nine-to-33-year sentence for his role in a 2007 incident that unfolded in a Las Vegas hotel room.

Simpson and armed associates allegedly confronted two memorabilia dealers and took pieces of memorabilia from them. Simpson was convicted on charges including kidnapping, armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. The former college and pro football star said at his sentencing that he was trying to reclaim family heirlooms and other personal items that had been stolen from him, and claimed that he was unaware his associates were carrying guns.

O.J. Simpson last talked with WKBW back in 2004. You can see the entire special we aired following that interview above.

NOTE: The video will go to black where commercial breaks were. You can fast forward about 2-3 minutes to the next segment.