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OJ Simpson Granted Parole By The Nevada Board of Parole

By Michael Kusi

OJ Simpson was granted parole by the Nevada Board of Parole, after serving 9 of a 33 year sentence on July 20th. During his hearing, Simpson said that he did not have bad intentions, but was only trying to reclaim his possessions. He is scheduled for release in October 2017.

Simpson was convicted in 2008 by the Nevada District Court of 12 criminal counts, including conspiracy to commit a crime, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, conspiracy to commit robbery, and burglary with a deadly weapon. He filed a motion for retrial which was heard in May 2013. In this motion, Simpson stated that he had ineffective assistance of counsel that resulted in his conviction. This motion was denied. In July 2013, Simpson was granted parole on the charges of armed robbery, kidnapping, and burglary, by the Nevada Board of Parole. However, the Board did not parole him of all charges, and said that there had to be a separate parole hearing in 2017. The same people who reviewed his parole in 2013 also reviewed it in 2017. These board members voted unanimously to grant parole, and Simpson apologized for his part in the 2007 armed robbery.

OJ Simpson is best known as a college and professional football player, and as an actor. Simpson won the Heisman Trophy in 1968, which is awarded to the best college football player. He was also the first running back to run for more than 2,000 yards in a season, which he did in 1973, and the only running back to run for that yardage in 14 games. Simpson also appeared in movies like the Naked Gun comedies, and was an analyst on Monday Night Football. He was acquitted in 1995 of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman. However, Simpson was found liable in a civil case and had to pay $33.5 million to his children, as well as the Simpson's and Goldman's families.

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