O.J. Simpson has been granted parole from Nevada State Prison after serving 9-years of a 33-year sentence for committing armed robbery in a botched attempt to recover what he had deemed stolen memorabilia at a Las Vegas hotel in 2007.
Simpson appeared before the parole board video conferencing, and was asked by the board about his crimes, to which he provided a long-winded explanation about what happened on the night of the crime. He eventually stated that he regretted the decisions that led to the crime. His daughter Arnelle Simpson spoke on behalf of her father, as did Bruce Fromong, the victim of the robbery that led to the incarceration.
After deliberating during a recess, the board granted his release in a unanimous 4-0 decision. Simpson intends to reside in Florida after his release, which will come in October.
OJ lived a conflict free life? pic.twitter.com/ZQU7bkRVgq
— ⓂarcusD (@_MarcusD2_) July 20, 2017
“I basically have spent a conflict free-life.”
— necn (@NECN) July 20, 2017
— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 20, 2017
The granting of his parole comes a little over 23 years since the famous white Bronco police chase, which resulted in Simpson’s arrest for the double murder of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Simpson was acquitted of criminal charges for the murders, but was found liable in civil court in a case brought by the Goldman’s.