BREAKING NEWS: O.J. Simpson granted parole and could be released from prison as soon as Oct. 1.
O.J. Simpson may soon be a free man. Again. After a 78-minute hearing Thursday, a parole board in Carson City, Nev., will decide whether or not to curtail his 33-year prison sentence for kidnapping and armed robbery, stemming from a confrontation over sports memorabilia in Las Vegas in 2007.
The football legend and abusive husband, now 70 years old, could be released as soon as October 1 into a world that’s still fascinated by his plummet from grace.
As the proceedings got underway around 10 a.m., Nevada time, a smiling Simpson entered the hearing room at the Lovelock Correctional Center dressed in a light blue shirt with billowy sleeves, his hair splotched white, his voice gravelly. Seated at a desk with his attorney, Simpson was by turns affable and testy, humbled and defiant.
“I always thought I’ve been pretty good with people,” Simpson told the four-member parole board by video link, “and have basically spent a conflict-free life.”
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