Football legend OJ Simpson, acquitted of the 1994 murder of his ex-wife and friend, was released on parole this month following a 2008 conviction related to an armed robbery in Las Vegas.
The Nevada Parole and Probation Division submitted an application for routine release for Simpson to the parole boards, who held a hearing on Nov. 30 and agreed that he should be released, according to a statement from Nevada State Police.
This decision was ratified on December 6, he said.
Simpson, 74, is released on parole earlier than scheduled – February 9, 2022 – but the Parole Board granted him “credits” which resulted in the reduced sentence.
Parolees can earn credits “for complying with the conditions of their supervision,” according to state law.
Simpson served a minimum sentence of nine to 33 years in prison following his conviction for the theft of a souvenir shop in the late summer of 2007.
Simpson had broken into a room at the Palace Station Las Vegas hotel and casino with five other men and seized gambling balls, plaques and photos of his children that he said belonged to him.
Bruce Fromong, one of the two stolen dealers, testified that Simpson broke into the room with the others and shouted, âThis is all mine. You stole this from me.
Fromong said the group took items unrelated to Simpson, including lithographs of the great footballer Joe Montana. When he protested, someone pointed a gun at his face, Fromong said.
Simpson was convicted of armed robbery, kidnapping and 10 other counts. He was granted parole in 2013.
In 1995, a Los Angeles jury acquitted Simpson of the murders of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Two years later, he was found civilly responsible for the double homicide.
Simpson said he would like to live in Miami, where he has a house. His lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Tuesday.
Liza Torres contributed.