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'They let the Juice loose': Celebrities react after OJ Simpson granted parole

'They let the Juice loose': Celebrities react after OJ Simpson granted parole

Simpson, 70, was granted release in a parole hearing Thursday that was livestreamed from Carson City.

Former American football star O.J. Simpson has spent almost nine years in prison.

In 1995 he was acquitted for the murders of his Ex-Wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman.

Over a decade later, he was again arrested after a September 13, 2007 incident at a hotel in Las Vegas. "It's important that I see O.J. face to face, man to man", he said.

After a freakish, hour-long hearing, the board recessed before returning 20 minutes later to announce the father of five is to be released from prison in October. And I take full responsibility. "None of this would have happened if I'd had better judgement".

At the end of the hearing, the board heard from the victim of the robbery Bruce Fromong, who was notably wearing a Heisman Trophy shirt.

"I've known OJ for a long time", said Mr Fromong.

The rate of inmates who are granted parole in discretionary hearings held as they approach their minimum sentence is around 82%.

"He came to Las Vegas and chose to commit a robbery in our town and it was important for us to hold him accountable", Roger said. Simpson could also want to later stay with his sister in Sacramento, California, Scotto said.

Law professor Laurie Levinson said, "Now a lot of things you might say about O.J. Simpson, and you might even say that acquittal was fair, but to say that he's led a conflict free life. I had some problems with fidelity in my life, but I've always been a guy that pretty much got along with everybody", he said.

"My commitment to change was to be a better Christian", he said. "I'm happy for him".

OJ Simpson has been granted parole. In one instance, she told the arriving officer she thought he would "kill me".

Simpson's daughter, Arnelle, spoke on behalf of the family and told the parole commissioners that "we just want him to come home".

There were also the multiple times that Nicole Brown Simpson desperately called for help, reporting that Simpson was violently abusive.

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