Unanimous Decision: O.J. Simpson Granted Parole

by Krystal Franklin

July 20, 2017

Photo by Jason Bean-Pool/Getty Images

The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners confirmed just moments ago, that O.J. Simpson had been granted parole after almost a decade behind bars. His sentence had been scheduled to end Sept. 29, 2022.

In 2007 Simpson was found guilty of 12 charges, including armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and kidnapping. This followed a confrontation in a Las Vegas hotel involving reported stolen sports memorabilia.

The 70-year-old was moved to tears as his friend and robbery victim Bruce Fromong spoke on his behalf as a character witness.

The hearing began at 1p EST and unlike many, started with a few jokes and smiles, including this moment when Chairwoman Connie Bisbee mistakenly referred to Simpson as 90-years-old.

We’re just glad to see The Juice get another shot at life. His plans are to live in Florida once’s he released in October.

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