LOVELOCK, NV — O.J Simpson, who was famously acquitted in the double murders of his former wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman in 1994, has been granted parole by a Nevada parole board on his 2008 conviction on multiple counts of robbery and kidnapping.
In a unanimous decision the parole board, which consisted of two men and two women, voted to release the now 70 year old disgraced former football great on the basis of good behavior behind bars.
“I was always a good guy, but could have been a better Christian, and my commitment to change is to be a better Christian,” Simpson claimed.
Simpson, who was imprisoned after staging a robbery inside a Las Vegas hotel room in an effort to forcibly obtain memorabilia which he claimed had once belonged to him, showed a range of emotions during the course of the hearing.
At times appearing defiant and arrogant, the former B-list actor spent a great deal of time telling the parole board what a model inmate he had been. However, through a series of bizzare comments, Simpson claimed that he had never before been in trouble with the law despite being found by a civil jury to be responsible for Brown and Goldman’s murders.
“No one has ever accused me of pulling a weapon on them,” he said despite having been arrested for the bloody slayings in 1994. “I’ve basically lived a conflict free life.”
The former Hertz Rent-a Car spokesman could be released as early as Oct. 1. He has requested permission to carry out the terms of his parole in Florida where he has two grown children.
He had served 9 years of a 9 to 33 year prison sentence.