O.J. Simpson granted parole after serving 9 years in prison

WSYR-TV - A parole board of four members voted unanimously to grant parole to O.J. Simpson.

Simpson was serving nine years of a 33-year sentence in Lovelock Correctional Facility after being convicted of an armed robbery in 2008.

Bruce Fromong, one of the victims of Simpson's robbery, testified in support of his early release.

He said it was clear that Simpson had been told that Fromong had personal items, like Simpson family photos and his wife's wedding ring.

The parole board brought up Simpson’s famous acquittal of murder in 1995, but only to say it did not factor into their decision.

"I've spent nine years making no excuses about anything," Simpson said in his closing remarks, which he noted that he hadn't prepared. "I told the warden when I got here .... that I would be no problem," he said. "I think I kept my word."

He could be released from prison as early as October.


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