Former football star and actor O.J. Simpson appeared before a Nevada parole board today, which granted his release this October after serving nine years of his 33-year sentence in the Lovelock Correctional Center. He was convicted in 2008 of armed robbery and kidnapping in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The board heard arguments for his release from Simpson himself, his lawyer, his daughter, and surviving victim and one-time friend, Bruce Fromong. Alfred Beardsley, the second victim in the robbery, died in 2015.
Simpson explained during his hearing that the crime was an attempt to retrieve his family heirlooms from memorabilia dealers, including Fromong. However, according to Simpson’s testimony, he did not know individuals accompanying him to retrieve the items were armed.
Chris Salcedo went into the background of Simpson’s encounters with television, film, and law enforcement on today’s “Chris Salcedo Show.” “The Juice,” as he was once known, was acquitted of the murder of his wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman in 1995 but lost a civil wrongful death suit brought by the Brown and Goldman families in 1997. He was ordered to pay them $33.5 million total.