>> Mr Simpson, I do vote to grant parole and that will conclude this hearing.>> Thank you.>> Thank you.>> OJ Simpson, the most infamous inmate in recent history, will soon be a free man. The former football and film star granted parole Thursday after serving nearly 9 years of a 33-year sentence for a botched armed robbery.
Simpson to be released from Lovelock Correctional Facility in Nevada, likely by October. His parole board hearing broadcast and streamed live on multiple platforms. Simpson most notably, not only failing to mention the charges for which he is most famous. The murders of his ex wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, but going so far as to tell the four member panel this.
>> I've basically spent a conflict free life.>> His so called conflict free life also including a reported history of domestic violence against Nicole. His 1995 trial over the double murder gripping an entire nation, Simpsons acquittal still a controversial topic today. A civil case two years later found him responsible for the deaths, with Simpson ordered to pay tens of millions of dollars to the victims' families, which remains largely unpaid.
Reuters correspondent Joseph Ax.>> The judgment initially was over $30 million and it's grown since then because of interest. And so going forward the families of those victims can try to continue to pursue his assets to satisfy that judgement. And so if OJ comes out of prison and he starts earning money, whether it be from a job, whether it be from reality television, whether he writes a book.
Anything of that nature, at least some portion of that income would have to go to the families of those victims because they still hold this enormous civil judgment against him.>> Guilty.>> The armed robbery charge for which he was jailed was aimed at retrieving some of his personal memorabilia from a Las Vegas hotel room.
Simpson, who had no prior criminal convictions, convincing the parole board he was a model inmate, and posed a minimal safety risk to the public.>> I'm a pretty straight shooter