LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on O.J. Simpson's parole hearing (all times local):
O.J. Simpson will be paroled after serving nine years in prison for a botched bid to retrieve sports memorabilia in Las Vegas.
A Nevada parole board decided Thursday that the 70-year-old former football, TV and movie star will be released in October after serving his minimum term for armed robbery and assault with a weapon.
Simpson responded emotionally, saying, "Thank you, thank you, thank you."
Four parole commissioners in Carson City questioned Simpson by videoconference from the Lovelock Correctional Center in rural Nevada. He has been held there since he was convicted in 2008.
The conviction came 13 years to the day after he was acquitted of murder in 1995 in the deaths of his ex-wife and her friend in Los Angeles.
A Nevada parole board is getting ready to issue its decision on whether to grant O.J. Simpson release from prison.
Simpson was seated back in the parole hearing room at a Nevada prison Thursday, chatting and laughing with his attorney and others in the room apparently unaware the microphone is picking up his conversation.
The four commissioners who questioned Simpson by videoconference heard testimony from Simpson, his daughter and the victim in the armed robbery that put the former sports start in prison for nearly nine years.
The 70-year-old Simpson is asking four Nevada parole board members to release him in October. He has a good chance after they sided with him once before and because he's kept a clean prison record.