Published: Fri, July 21, 2017
Worldwide | By Sean Reid

OJ Simpson to be freed from prison after winning parole

OJ Simpson to be freed from prison after winning parole

In 2008, Simpson received a nine-to-33-year prison sentence for charges including armed robbery and kidnapping as a result of a group effort to steal memorabilia from two men inside the Palace Station Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Simpson, now 70 years old, is eligible for parole after serving nine years of his 9- to 33-year sentence, which was granted in 2008.

According to CNN, the parole board score inmates on a number of factors.

During a previous experience before the parole board, Simpson himself said he's been a model prisoner. He will sit in front of the same four commissioners that heard his 2013 hearing, where he was granted parole on lesser charges relating to the armed robbery, including burglary.

Numerous letters mentioned Simpson's 1995 acquittal in the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown, and her friend, Ron Goldman.

He has since been imprisoned in Lovelock Correctional Facility, a medium-security prison.

His daughter Arnelle testified on his behalf in the parole hearing, as did one of the victims of that night, Bruce Fromong, who is one of Simpson's friends and testified on his behalf.

O.J. Simpson's days in a Nevada prison may be numbered.

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"[Simpson] just says, 'We'll be together again, my life will go back to normal, '" Simpson's friend Tom Scotto told the Washington Post about a recent conversation with Simpson.

After the board granted him parole Simpson broke down in tears.

"I've known OJ for a long time", said Mr Fromong.

Will OJ Simpson get parole today? I was always a good guy.

Simpson also states he took an Alternative to Violence course while in prison, which he called "the most important course anybody in this prison can take, because it teaches you how to deal with conflict through conversation". She added that she knows her father is remorseful, and the family wants him home so they can move forward.

This all has nothing to do with the famous 1994 trial and acquittal Simpson had after he was charged with murdering his ex-wife.

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