OJ Simpson wins parole from Nevada prison

  • OJ Simpson wins parole from Nevada prison

OJ Simpson wins parole from Nevada prison

Four Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners made the unanimous ruling at the Lovelock Correctional Center, where Simpson is jailed for a 2007 armed robbery and kidnapping at a Las Vegas hotel that stemmed from a dispute over memorabilia.

Simpson's forthcoming release doesn't mean he's a totally free man.

Olsen said, "I will always remember the blood". He also repeatedly apologized for his role in the crime. "I am sorry that things turned out the way they did", Simpson said during the hearing.

Simpson told the board that, having done his time, he was eager to return to his children.

He was convicted in 2008 exactly 13 years after he was cleared of killing Nicole Brown Simpson, his former wife and her friend Ron Goldman. A longtime friend of Simpson, Tom Scotto, told USA Today that Simpson plans to stay with him temporarily in Naples, Florida before moving into his own place. "I want to get back to my kids".

On whether he believed the properties were his, he said: "It's been ruled legally by the state of California that it was my property and they've given it to me".

Before being granted parole yesterday, Simpson had declared he was "pretty good with people" and lived a "conflict-free life".

Nevada's decision is unsurprising, as many legal experts predicted the parole-board hearing would be successful for Simpson, 70, who soon will no longer be known as Inmate No. 1027820.

His daughter Arnelle testified on his behalf in the parole hearing, as did one of the victims of that night, Bruce Fromong, who is one of Simpson's friends and testified on his behalf. I've not complained for nine years.

Apart from spending some time as the commissioner of the prison's softball league, Simpson said he had taken a course titled "alternative to violence", among others, and had tried to be more religious while behind bars.

"If he called me tomorrow and said".

"We just want him to come home", she added. He said no one has represented his prison better than himself.

During the hearing, Simpson said he takes "full responsibility" for his actions.