It was the biggest legal victory for O.J. Simpson since, well, Oct. 3, 1995.
The former NFL player got a small bit of good news Wednesday, as the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners granted Simpson parole on five sentences relating to his 2008 robbery conviction, according to The Associated Press. However, don’t expect the man acquitted of murdering ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson to leave prison any time soon.
Simpson will still serve at least four more years unless judge Linda Marie Bell throws out the 2008 conviction and grants him a new trial. Back in May, Bell presided over a trial in which Simpson’s lawyers argued that former Simpson lawyer Yale Galanter botched his defense and had a conflict of interest during the robbery trial. Bell has yet to rule in that case.
The Nevada parole board cited Simpson’s “positive institutional record” and steps addressing the “behavior that led to incarceration” in granting his parole. Simpson had appeared before the board on July 25 to plead for leniency.
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