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OJ Simpson wins parole

OJ Simpson, the former American football star and convict, had told a court in Nevada that he "basically lived a conflict-free life" as he expressed regret for getting involved in an armed robbery, and pleaded for his freedom on live TV.

Simpson was convicted in 2008 of an armed robbery involving two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room.

The 70-year-old is today asking four parole board members to release him after serving the minimum nine years of a 33-year sentence.

His daughter Arnelle, 48, testified on his behalf, describing him as a flawed but ultimately good man, and saying: "We just want him home".

Simpson appeared as inmate No. 1027820, dressed in blue jeans and a blue button-down shirt, in a stark hearing room in a remote Nevada prison.

OJ gets parole

"It was a serious crime, you deserved to be sent to prison'" says Nevada Parole Commissioner, Tony Corda. "You have complied with the rules of the prison and you have programmed in an acceptable manner. You are a low risk offender according to our guidelines and you have community support." The other three commissioners concur.

Source: The Telegraph


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