On July 20, 2017, O.J. Simpson was granted parole, after nine years in prison. He could be a free man by Oct. 1.
Simpson was sentenced to 33 years at Lovelock Correctional Center for armed robbery in 2008.
He told four Nevada parole commissioners that he is a devout Christian family man, who has led a “conflict-free” lifestyle.
It took Simpson over an hour to apologize, when asked why he was involved in the Las Vegas robbery. He claimed he was simply attempting to retrieve his sports memorabilia.
After 65 minutes, Simpson stated that he had done his time and just wanted to return to his family. Then, he showed remorse for his crimes, “I’m sorry it happened. I’m sorry to Nevada. I thought I was glad to get my stuff back, but it wasn’t worth it.” The meeting was only allotted 15 minutes.
He may have been granted parole, however, families of two of the victims have filed a civil suit against Simpson for $33 million.
The former football star broke into a hotel room at a Las Vegas casino with five accomplices. The men took several sports items believed to be Simpson’s property. These items included pictures of his children, game balls and awards. He was convicted of kidnapping, armed robbery, and 10 more charges.
By Jeanette Smith
NBC News: O.J. Simpson Granted Parole by Nevada Officials After Nine Years in Prison
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