A Nevada parole board granted O. J. Simpson's parole request, despite calls for the commissioners to take into consideration his murderous past. (replay the video below to view the decision).
Simpson served 9 years of a 33 year sentence on armed robbery charges. The parole board reached a unanimous decision to give the 70-year-old his freedom. Both Nevada and Florida have to sign off on the terms of his parole. Simpson owned a home in Kendall, Florida, but it went into foreclosure after he was arrested in 2008.
The 70-year-old inmate could be released in October.
Chris Darden, the prosecutor who tried Simpson for the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown, and Ronald Goldman in 1995, said, "Nevada made the call… I won't complain about it. It is what it is."
Simpson was acquitted of murdering Brown and Ronald Goldman. A civil jury found Simpson liable for the violating the civil rights of Brown and Goldman in 1997.
Simpson claimed to be broke but a judge approved a restraining order to prevent Simpson from profiting off of a book about his life.