OJ is free! Simpson's midnight walk from prison avoids media glare

O.J. Simpson

Simpson's original sentence was 33 years but he received parole in July, thanks to good behavior.

Nevada prisons official Brooke Keast said plans for Simpson's release from prison are in motion, but need to be finalized.

The Nevada Department of Corrections said he was released in the early hours of the morning "in an effort to ensure public safety and reduce the potential for incident".

After spending nine years in prison for a Las Vegas robbery, the former National Football League star walked out of the Lovelock Correctional Institute at 12:08 a.m. local time on Sunday, according to the Nevada Department of Corrections. Simpson was later found liable in a civil case for the slayings in 1997 and ordered to pay the victims' families $33.5 million.

O.J. Simpson is out of prison today - a free man for the first time in almost a decade.

Simpson, who was acquitted in a sensational double-murder trial that gripped America two decades ago, was jailed in 2008 for armed robbery and assault with a weapon after he tried to take back sports memorabilia from dealers that he claimed was rightfully his.


"In light of Mr. Simpson's history in California, Nevada and Florida ... the same goes for the people of Florida", Bondi told Jones. mentioning the "added dangers that his relocation would pose to our citizens".

Former football legend O.J. Simpson became a free man again Sunday after serving nine years for a botched hotel-room heist in Las Vegas that brought the conviction and prison time he avoided in the killings of his wife and her friend after his 1995 acquittal. They scheduled the unusual time of release, Keast says, to avoid a media frenzy. "And he responded, 'I don't intend to.' He was upbeat, personable and seemed happy to get on with his life".

That state parole board set Sunday, October 1, as the date the disgraced star became eligible for release, according to the Associated Press. LaVergne said he spoke with Simpson by telephone Thursday and that he is excited about his pending freedom.

In the late 1990s, Simpson also moved to Florida, where "under the state's homestead exemption, forced sale of residences can be blocked", Sports Illustrated explained.

After he was granted parole from prison on July 20, Simpson bowed his head and shed tears of joy. Attorney General Pam Bondi sent a letter Friday to the Florida Department of Corrections, urging it to tell Nevada officials that Florida objects to Simpson serving his parole in the southern state.

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