O.J. Simpson Released From Prison


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O.J. Simpson walked free from the Lovelock Correctional Center in northern Nevada on Sunday after spending nine years in prison.

In July, Simpson was granted parole on the remaining counts for which he was convicted, stemming from a 2007 Las Vegas robbery. Simpson was convicted on all 12 counts with which he was charged — three counts of conspiracy, one count of burglary in possession of a deadly weapon, and two counts each of kidnapping, robbery, assault, and coercion, all with a deadly weapon — on Oct. 3, 2008, 13 years to the day after he was acquitted for the murders of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman.

Nevada District Court Judge Jackie Glass sentenced him to a minimum of nine years in prison and a maximum of 33 years. Simpson would have been released from jail in September 2022 had parole been denied.

The former football player was granted parole on five counts in a 2013 hearing by the same Nevada parole board that he faced on Thursday. The remaining seven counts, however, could not be revisited until he served four more years in prison.

During the robbery for which he was convicted, he and several accomplices broke into a Las Vegas hotel room to steal pieces of memorabilia from two men. Simpson ordered that no one leave the room during the robbery, and one of his accomplices brandished a gun (Simpson has denied having any knowledge of the group having a weapon).

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Written by variety.com


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