O.J. Simpson granted parole for 2008 conviction in Nevada

O.J. Simpson is about to be a free man once again.

Simpson has been granted parole by a unanimous vote the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners, and is eligible to walk out the gates of Lovelock Correctional Facility by Oct. 1 of this year. Simpson had been found not guilty of the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman in 1995, and the attention surrounding this parole hearing echoed the frenzy that surrounded that mid-‘90s cultural touchstone.

Simpson has spent the last nine years as an inmate at Lovelock following his conviction on a range of charges arising from a September 2007 robbery. Simpson had conspired with several others to reclaim some of his own memorabilia, and broke into a Vegas hotel room where a memorabilia dealer was staying.

During the course of the six-minute invasion, Simpson ordered his associates to prevent anyone from leaving the room while another man brandished a gun. That was enough to get Simpson hit with both kidnapping and weapons charges in addition to assault and robbery, for a total of 12 counts. A Nevada judge sentenced Simpson to nine to 33 years in prison.

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O.J. Simpson granted parole

O.J. Simpson (L) arrives for his parole hearing in at Lovelock Correctional Centre in Lovelock, Nevada, U.S. July 20, 2017. (Sholeh Moll/Nevada Department of Transportation/Reuters)

O.J. Simpson granted parole

The entrance to Nevada’s Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev., where former NFL football star O.J. Simpson is being held. July 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Terry Chea)

O.J. Simpson granted parole

O.J. Simpson arrives for his parole hearing at Lovelock Correctional Center July 20, 2017. (Jason Bean-Pool/Getty Images)

O.J. Simpson granted parole

Former NFL football star O.J. Simpson enters for his parole hearing at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev., on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Simpson was convicted in 2008 of enlisting some men he barely knew, including two who had guns, to retrieve from two sports collectibles sellers some items that Simpson said were stolen from him a decade earlier. (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, Pool)

O.J. Simpson granted parole

O.J. Simpson arrives for his parole hearing at Lovelock Correctional Centre in Lovelock, Nevada, U.S. July 20, 2017. (Jason Bean/Pool/Reuters)

O.J. Simpson granted parole

O.J. Simpson (R) arrives for his parole hearing with attorney Malcolm LaVergne at Lovelock Correctional Centre in Lovelock, Nevada, U.S. July 20, 2017. (Sholeh Moll/Nevada Department of Transportation/Handout via Reuters)

O.J. Simpson granted parole

Former NFL football star O.J. Simpson appears with his attorney, Malcolm LaVergne, left, via video for his parole hearing at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev., on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Simpson was convicted in 2008 of enlisting some men he barely knew, including two who had guns, to retrieve from two sports collectibles sellers some items that Simpson said were stolen from him a decade earlier. (KOLO-TV via AP, Pool)

O.J. Simpson granted parole

O.J. Simpson appears via video for his parole hearing at the Lovelock Correctional Center. (Lovelock Correctional Center via AP)

O.J. Simpson granted parole

Former NFL football star O.J. Simpson appears with his attorney, Malcolm LaVergne, left, via video for his parole hearing at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev., on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Simpson was convicted in 2008 of enlisting some men he barely knew, including two who had guns, to retrieve from two sports collectibles sellers some items that Simpson said were stolen from him a decade earlier. (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, Pool)

O.J. Simpson granted parole

O.J. Simpson appears via video for his parole hearing at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev., July 20, 2017. (Lovelock Correctional Center via AP)

O.J. Simpson granted parole

Arnelle Simpson, left, testifies for her father, former NFL football star O.J. Simpson, far right, as attorney, Malcolm LaVergne, center, listens during O.J. Simpson’s hearing at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev., on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Simpson was convicted in 2008 of enlisting some men he barely knew, including two who had guns, to retrieve from two sports collectibles sellers some items that Simpson said were stolen from him a decade earlier. (KOLO-TV via AP, POOL)

O.J. Simpson granted parole

Bruce Fromong testifies for former NFL football star O.J. Simpson, far right, during Simpson’s hearing at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev., on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Fromong, one of the sports memorabilia dealers in the robbery that put Simpson in prison, told the Nevada parole board that the former sports star apologized to him and he accepted it. (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, Pool)

O.J. Simpson granted parole

Screen grab of O.J. Simpson after he is granted parole at his hearing at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev., on Thursday, July 20, 2017. (Yahoo News video)

O.J. Simpson granted parole

O.J. Simpson (R) reacts at his parole hearing with attorney Malcolm LaVergne at Lovelock Correctional Centre in Lovelock, Nevada, U.S. July 20, 2017. (Jason Bean/Pool/Reuters)

O.J. Simpson granted parole

O.J. Simpson’s sister Shirley Baker, middle, daughter Arielle Simpson, left, and friend Tom Scotto react after O.J. Simpson was granted parole at Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev., on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Simpson was convicted in 2008 of enlisting some men he barely knew, including two who had guns, to retrieve from two sports collectibles sellers some items that Simpson said were stolen from him a decade earlier. (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, Pool)

O.J. Simpson granted parole

Former NFL football star O.J. Simpson reacts after learning he was granted parole at Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev., on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Simpson was convicted in 2008 of enlisting some men he barely knew, including two who had guns, to retrieve from two sports collectibles sellers some items that Simpson said were stolen from him a decade earlier. (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, Pool)

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