O.J. Simpson Granted Parole After Serving 9 Years In Prison

O.J. Simpson and Attorney at parole hearing July 20, 2017

After serving almost nine-years in prison, O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday from the Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada. He could be out of jail as early as October.

In September of 2007, Simpson allegedly attacked two men in a Las Vegas hotel room to retrieve sports memorabilia that he claimed was stolen from his home in 1995.

On Oct. 3, 2008, exactly 13 years after he was acquitted in his murder trial, Simpson was found guilty and sentenced to 33 years in prison, with a nine-year minimum.

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 sentence hearing that he was unaware his associates were carrying guns while trying to reclaim family heirlooms and other personal items.

He told the parole board that he'd like to go back to Florida, where he purchased a Miami home in 2000 and raised his children.

A Nevada parole official said if O.J. Simpson is cleared to be supervised in Florida, he would report to a Florida parole officer. (Washington Post)

"I've done my time. I'd just like to get back to my family and friends," he said. "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."

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