Famed Southern California Heisman Trophy running back O.J. Simpson has just been granted parole and could be released from prison as early as October First. O.J. was sentenced nine to thirty-three years in prison after being found guilty in 2008 for an armed robbery in Nevada. This is not the first time that O.J. has been in the criminal spotlight. In 1994, the Los Angeles jury found Simpson not guilty of murdering his ex-wife and Mr. Ron Goldman; this was one of the most historic criminal cases in history.
O.J. Simpson is a former USC Heisman winner and football hero. Simpsons bright persona suddenly turned dark after he was charged for murder twenty-three years ago. After being asked to surrender, Simpson proceeded to lead authorities on a wild high speed chase through the freeways of Los Angeles that was broadcasted on live TV throughout the world. After such a stunning runaway scene, O.J. seemed to be running with guilt.
O.J., entered a room in the Palace Station Hotel in Las Vegas and stole sports memorabilia at gunpoint.
Fourteen years after being found not guilty, O.J. was back in the criminal spotlight in 2008. A group of men, including O.J., entered a room in the Palace Station Hotel in Las Vegas and stole sports memorabilia at gunpoint. A few days later, Simpson was arrested and held without bail. Simpson admitted to stealing the items, but he denied breaking into the room and denied having weapons. He was found guilty on all ten charges and was sentenced thirty-three years in prison with eligibility for parole in nine years.
After serving nine years of his sentence, he had his first hearing today and was granted parole. There will be terms of parole that O.J. must follow of course. In Nevada, the standard conditions of parole require the parolee to get authorization before moving, refrain from drinking alcohol or carrying a weapon of any kind, and pursue and maintain a job. Parolees may not associate with anyone who has a criminal record.
O.J. was sentenced nine to thirty-three years in prison after being found guilty in 2008 for an armed robbery in Nevada.
At his hearing earlier today, the 70-year-old apologized for the part he had in the robbery. He did not make any excuses during the nine years he was in jail, and would not have a problem with any parole condition imposed on him. After sitting in front of a panel which included a chairman and three commissioners, Simpson learned his fate and was filled with joy after their decision. The earliest that O.J. can be released from Lovelock Correctional Center is October First.
-Nathan Katz and Kevin Lipton, ESQ
Lipton Legal Group, A PC – Beverly Hills, CA
See our inspiration for this story at TMZ: http://www.tmz.com/2017/07/20/o-j-simpson-granted-parole-board-hearing/