O.J. Simpson paroled but still faces years in prison
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - O.J. Simpson was granted parole for offences related to his 2008 armed robbery trial on Wednesday but still faces years behind bars as he completes other jail terms.
The disgraced former American football star - infamously acquitted of murdering his ex-wife and her friend in 1995 - won parole for counts of kidnapping, robbery and burglary with a firearm, the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners said.
Hearing examiner David Smith said in an email to AFP that Simpson had been paroled due to his "positive institutional conduct, participation in programs, lack of prior conviction history." However Simpson, 66, still must serve at least 12 months on four concurrent sentences for using a weapon during the robbery and kidnapping.
He then will face further back-to-back sentences of at least 18 months each for sentences of assault with a deadly weapon, making a total of at least four years.