O.J. Simpson Paroled For 2008 Armed Robbery In Las Vegas, But Not Getting Out Just Yet

 @MayaErgas
on July 31 2013 1:28 PM
Simpson
O.J. Simpson smiles as he confers with his defense attorney, Patricia Palm, at the end of an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas May 17. Reuters/Ethan Miller/Pool

O.J. Simpson won parole on Wednesday from a Nevada court for some of the 12 charges against him stemming from a 2007 incident in which he was charged with various and sundry felonies, including armed robbery and kidnapping after holding up two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room, AP reports.

In 2008, he was found guilty on 12 charges and was sentenced to 33 years in jail with a maximum nine years of parole. Today, he was granted that parole, but Simpson will continue to serve time at the Lovelock Correction Center in Lovelock, Nev., AP reports. Having been convicted on multiple counts, Simpson still has at least four more years in prison. Prison officials told AP Simpson has been a good citizen in Lovelock.

The award-winning and record-breaking Football Hall-of-Famer, now 66, is best known for his 1995 acquittal in the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.

Follow Maya Shwayder on Twitter.

Share this article