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OJ Simpson to ask for early release from prison this evening

August 23 2017, 11:12 | Irvin Gilbert

Whatever happened to OJ Simpson's house in Kendall?

O.J. Simpson

The 70-year-old former football star will leave Nevada's Lovelock Correctional Center as early as October 1 after a parole board voted Thursday to approve his release. A few months later, he was sentenced to 33 years in prison with eligibility for parole in nine years.

According to CNN, the parole board score inmates on a number of factors. A majority of four of the seven members of the Board is required to reach a decision to grant or deny parole.

"I've basically lived a conflict-free life", Simpson said during the hearing. Simpson strongly stated that nearly all the sports memorabilia items he saw in a collector's Las Vegas hotel room belonged to him.

Simpson was charged with 12 counts, including conspiracy to commit a crime, robbery, assault and kidnapping with a deadly weapon.

OJ Simpson was arrested for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman on 17th June 1994. "You've got to understand, this ain't somebody going to steal somebody's drugs or something like that", Simpson told the LA Times.

O.J. Simpson attends his parole hearing on July 20, 2017. On Thursday, Simpson came up for parole after serving nine years in prison in Lovelock, Nevada and was granted his release at the age of 70.

Why is O.J. Simpson in jail?

"Make no mistake, I would give it all back, to get these last five years back".

"My crime was trying to retrieve for my family my own property", Simpson told parole officials in a 2013 hearing concerning lesser charges.

"The first time I met O.J. was in the gym", said Jeffrey Felix, who was Simpson's first guard at the Lovelock Correctional Center.

He has been asked to explain what happened on the night at the hotel, and says he walked into a hotel room when he noticed his belongings "spread out".

Later, he added, "I am sorry that things turned out that way the did".

Arnelle Simpson, O.J.'s oldest child, also addressed the board on behalf of her family and said she has remained close to her father throughout his incarceration.

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