OJ Simpson to go free in October

OJ Simpson to go free in October”

- O.J. Simpson, the former football star, TV pitchman and now Nevada prison inmate No. 1027820, will have a lot going for him when he asks state parole board members this week to release him after serving more than eight years for an ill-fated bid to retrieve sports memorabilia.

He got the four votes he needed from the parole commissioners who heard his case. "I had no intent to commit a crime".

At a parole hearing in 2013, Simpson said he regretted the Las Vegas kidnapping and robbery.

Scotto said he visits or talks with Simpson every few months.

The former sports star described what led up to an armed robbery at a Las Vegas hotel, saying he never pointed a gun at anyone or made any threats during the crime that put him in prison.

"I've done my time. I wish I had just said, 'Keep it, ' and not worry about it", he said. He was alert, engaged, and quick to smile at the parole hearing, even letting out a hearty laugh when parole board Chairman Connie Bisbee accidentally said he was aged 90. Simpson, the former football star who was acquitted in 1995 of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, is now serving a nine- to 33-year sentence for armed robbery and kidnapping.

Bruce Fromong says he and Simpson have been friends for nearly 27 years and that Simpson is not a threat.

"Unfortunately, they got a get-out-of-jail-free card when they said 'O.J. told me (to do it),'" Simpson said.

"He is a good man".

At the same time, he repeatedly deflected taking full responsibility for that Vegas crime and avoided any mention of his infamous 1995 acquittal for the slayings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.

Simpson's eldest child, 48-year-old Arnelle Simpson, also testified on his behalf, saying her father is not flawless but realizes what a mistake he made and has spent years paying for it.

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Simpson said that he has spent his time in prison mentoring fellow inmates, often keeping others out of trouble, and believes he has become a better person during those years. At one point, he also said he had basically lived a "conflict-free life".

In a final statement to the board he apologized again.

"I don't want to offer an opinion", said Caldwell, now a Christian minister in Lyons, Oregon. I am sorry that things turned out the way they did.

Simpson said if released he plans to return to Florida, where he was living before his incarceration.

Two other members of the board will monitor the hearing, said David Smith, a parole hearing examiner.

The handsome and charismatic athlete was also a "Monday Night Football" commentator, sprinted through airports in Hertz rental-car commercials and built a Hollywood career with roles in the "Naked Gun" comedies and other movies.

Thursday's parole hearing follows renewed interest in Simpson's story, which was explored previous year in the award-winning documentary "O.J.: Made in America" and the FX true-crime drama "The People v. O.J. Simpson".

In 1997, Simpson was found liable in civil court for the two killings and ordered to pay $33.5 million to survivors, including his children and the Goldman family.

Jackson said the board would not take that into account.

At his 2008 sentencing, the Hall of Fame running back said he went to the room in the Palace Station Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas to reclaim family heirlooms and other personal items that had been taken from him.

During the hearing, board members also heard testimony from Simpson's adult daughter, Arnelle, and from Bruce Fromong, one of two sports memorabilia dealers he was convicted of robbing at gunpoint on September 13, 2007.

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