O.J. Simpson Granted Parole: Remains In Prison

O.J. Simpson was granted parole. However, he will remain in prison on several other charges. Simpson was convicted of kidnapping and armed robbery in Las Vegas in 2008.

The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners granted his request for parole on some of the charges. However, he will likely remain in the Lovelock Correctional Center for four more years.

As reported by Yahoo News, Simpson expressed remorse for his actions and has been a model inmate.

Simpson maintains that he entered the Las Vegas hotel room, with a gun, in an attempt to recover sports memorabilia. As reported by CNN, Simpson regrets his actions, but explained that the items rightfully belonged to him.

In September 2007, O.J. Simpson and five other men broke into the room to confront Bruce Fromong and Al Beardsley.

Simpson was eventually convicted of 12 criminal charges and sentenced to 33 years in prison.

Speaking before the parole board, 66-year-old Simpson pleaded for an early release:

“I missed my two younger kids who worked hard getting through high school, I missed their college graduations… I missed my sister’s funeral. I missed all the birthdays.”

Simpson explains that he never intended to harm Fromong or Beardsley:

“My intent was not to rob from anybody… I knew both of these guys who had my stuff. I was a little upset with them, and I think I wasn’t as civil as I should have been.”

Simpson has a long history in the public spotlight. As reported by Biography.com, Simpson had a successful football career with the University of Southern California. His skills eventually won him the Heisman Trophy.

In 1979, Simpson retired from football and became a somewhat successful sports commentator and actor.

Unfortunately, Simpson is most well-known for his arrest in the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman in 1994. Although he was found not guilty, he was later found liable for their deaths in a civil trial.

O.J. Simpson was granted parole, however he will remain behind bars for now. His ultimate freedom lies in the hands of Clark County District Judge Linda Marie Bell. Simpson’s new attorneys have argued that he was not given proper counsel in the original trial.

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