OJ Simpson released on parole

OJ Simpson released on parole

BBC:-The former American football star and actor OJ Simpson has been released on parole after nine years in a Nevada jail.

He had been serving time for armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and 10 other charges over a 2007 confrontation at a Las Vegas hotel.

Simpson was approved for early parole release at a board hearing in July.

In 1995 he was acquitted of the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goodman.

In a Facebook post, Nevada Department of Corrections released an image and video of Simpson signing documents and leaving Lovelock Correctional Centre early on Sunday.

They confirmed the 70-year-old had been released from the facility at 00:08 (07:08 GMT).

He will face restrictions – including up to five years of parole supervision.

In 2013 the Nevada Board of Parole granted him parole on some of his convictions, but not for the more violent charges. In July this year, he was granted parole and approved for release in October.

Bruce Fromong, who was one of Simpson’s victims in the robbery, testified in favour of him being granted freedom.

Simpson was found guilty in 2008 exactly 13 years to the day after he was famously acquitted in the double-murder case.

Despite the 1995 not-guilty verdict, a civil court jury held Simpson liable for the deaths of his Brown Simpson and Goldman, awarding $33.5m (£25m) to their families.

A lawyer representing Ron Goldman’s family told Associated Press this amount had nearly doubled with interest under Californian state law, and that the family would continue to seek payment from Simpson after his release.

Simpson has expressed his desire to move to Florida after leaving jail.

His lawyer Malcolm LaVergne said on Wednesday that he was feeling “very upbeat” ahead of the release.

Simpson became a cult figure in the National Football Leaue (NFL) after record-breaking performances for the Buffalo Bills team.

After retiring in 1979 he starred in television shows and movies, including the 1988 film The Naked Gun.

7 Comments

  1. What's going on
    October 1, 2017 at 10:41 am Reply

    Oh well, hope his third live is “better” and more reflective than his previous two. At 70 its time to makes wrongs right with all others he may have hurt and most importantly with God. Hope that will enjoy your freedom again, only this time more fully. Remember the words of Jesus in John 8:36 “If the Son therefore shall make you free, he shall be free indeed.

    1. Anonymous
      October 1, 2017 at 11:05 am Reply

      Blessed are those who give courage and spread wisdon for none of us are perfect. I wish him God’s speed in his freedom and hope he is allowed to leave a peaceful life as he did seve his time for the crime committed. OJ I say to you be thankful for life and leave the rest of your days in peace with the Lord and your people.

  2. Anonymous
    October 1, 2017 at 2:35 pm Reply

    The Juice is back on the loose….lol

  3. Lucy Joseph
    October 1, 2017 at 3:36 pm Reply

    I need OJ in the 70’s when he was filming the movie Fire Power,along side with Sofia Lorraine at the them Holiday inn . how times fly. I wish him well as he try to find him self back in society. We must forgive as the Lord has forgiven us .no one is perfect and without sin.God bless.

  4. Lucy Joseph
    October 1, 2017 at 3:38 pm Reply

    I meet OJ in the 70’s when he was filming the movie Fire Power,along side with Sofia Lorraine at the them Holiday inn . how times fly. I wish him well as he try to find him self back in society. We must forgive as the Lord has forgiven us .no one is perfect and without sin.God bless.

  5. Amazed
    October 1, 2017 at 6:32 pm Reply

    He’s a celebrated murderer. These comments wishing him well is sickening. The average black man in the U.S. would be in prison for life…..or shot already fie what he did.

  6. Hammer down
    October 1, 2017 at 8:20 pm Reply

    o j,is a wonderful person,he has been through so much,wish him the very best as he gets back with his loving family who never gave up on him.he is a cool guy under derision.

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