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O.J. Simpson granted parole

4 months 3 weeks 2 days ago Thursday, July 20 2017 Jul 20, 2017 July 20, 2017 12:16 PM July 20, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: WBRZ Staff

LOVELOCK - O.J. Simpson will be paroled after serving nine years in prison for a botched bid to retrieve sports memorabilia in Las Vegas.

  
A Nevada parole board decided Thursday that the 70-year-old former football, TV and movie star will be released in October after serving his minimum term for armed robbery and assault with a weapon.
  
Simpson responded emotionally, saying, "Thank you, thank you, thank you."
  
Four parole commissioners in Carson City questioned Simpson by videoconference from the Lovelock Correctional Center in rural Nevada. He has been held there since he was convicted in 2008.
  
The conviction came 13 years to the day after he was acquitted of murder in 1995 in the deaths of his ex-wife and her friend in Los Angeles.

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