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After serving nine years in prison for robbery and kidnapping, O.J. Simpson was granted parole today. "I've done my time," Simpson told the Nevada Board of Parole. "I've done it as well and as respectfully as I think anyone can."
The parole board was unanimous in its decision, and is now mulling Simpson's release date, which could come as early as October.
Juice and Bruce
Simpson was serving a potentially 33-year sentence after being convicted of first degree kidnapping, armed robbery, and conspiracy to commit a violent crime in 2008. Simpson and several other associates entered a Las Vegas casino hotel room and robbed two men at gunpoint in an attempt to retrieve memorabilia and personal items.
One of Simpson's victims testified at his parole hearing. "I feel that it's time to give him a second chance; it's time for him to go home to his family, his friends," said Bruce Frumong, a sports memorabilia dealer, told the parole board, adding, "if he called me tomorrow and said, 'Bruce I'm getting out, would you pick me up ... Juice, I'd be here tomorrow. I mean that, buddy."
Parole and Prison
Simpson was granted partial parole in 2013, on two kidnapping charges, two robbery charges, and one charge of burglary with a firearm. He was denied release from prison, however, as he was not eligible for parole on seven other charges of which he was convicted.
The same four board members from four years ago, Chairwoman Connie Bisbee, Tony Corda, Adam Endel and Susan Jackson, were at today's hearing. A date for his release has not been set, but could be as early as October 1 of this year.
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