By Roger Kim
On July 20, 2017, O.J. Simpson was granted parole by a Nevada parole board after serving more than eight years in prison for armed robbery and kidnapping in a Las Vegas hotel. He is scheduled to be released on October 1 with the approval of release. By then he will have served the minimum of his 9 to 33 year armed robbery sentence for a bungled attempt to snatch sports memorabilia and other mementos he claimed has been stolen from him.
O.J. Simpson is a former NFL running back, broadcaster, actor, advertising spokesman and convicted armed robber and kidnapper. Simpson is most well known for the acquittal after a lengthy and internationally publicized trial in 1994, in which he was found not guilty of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown-Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. The victims’ families filed a civil lawsuit against him. In 1997, a civil court awarded a $33.5 million judgement against Simpson for the victims’ wrongful deaths.
Upon his release, the 70-year-old requested to move to Florida to be with his family.
References: CNN News, CNN News, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._J._Simpson