Former Football Star OJ Simpson Freed From Prison After 9 Years: Report

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Former Football Star OJ Simpson Freed From Prison After 9 Years: Report

OJ Simpson reportedly left jail shortly after midnight native time (AFP)

Los Angeles:  Onetime “Trial of the Century” defendant OJ Simpson was launched early on Sunday from the Nevada jail the place he had been held since 2008 for a botched armed theft at a Las Vegas on line casino resort, the Related Press reported.The AP cited a Nevada jail official as having confirmed Simpson’s launch. No particulars on Simpson’s whereabouts or vacation spot had been reported, and authorities couldn’t be reached to confirm the report.Simpson, 70, gained his freedom from a Nevada parole board in July after 9 years behind bars, at a listening to that didn’t bear in mind his 1990s trial for the homicide of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and a good friend, Ron Goldman.He reportedly left jail shortly after midnight native time.

Simpson, a former professional soccer star turned actor and TV pitchman, was discovered not responsible in 1995 following his sensational, 13-month trial in Los Angeles, which was televised reside day by day, transfixing a lot of Zari Information.

A civil court docket jury subsequently discovered him chargeable for the deaths and ordered him to pay $33.5 million in damages to the victims’ households, a judgment that continues to be largely unpaid.

Simpson’s final vacation spot stays unclear. He informed parole board members he hopes to maneuver to Florida, the place he has family and friends, a plan that have to be authorised by probation authorities there.Florida corrections officers say they’d not acquired a parole switch request for Simpson and had not been contacted by their counterparts in Nevada.

Simpson is a local of California, born in San Francisco, and performed his ultimate years as a professional soccer participant for that metropolis’s crew, the 49ers. He lived in Los Angeles on the time of the murders.

However California corrections officers say he has not filed papers to reside in that state both.

© Thomson Reuters 2017

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