Why Is OJ REALLY In Jail? 5 New Details Prove The Court Was RIGHT To Free Him

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The former NFL running back could be released as early as Oct. 1.

The Juice is on the loose — or at least he will be some time this year. 

O.J. Simpson was granted parole today after serving nine years of his maximum 33-year sentence at Lovelock Correctional Center for armed robbery. He was convicted in 2008.

A panel of four men — one who was wearing a Kansas City Chiefs tie — decided to release O.J. on parole as early as Oct. 1 on the grounds of good behavior, though it's unlikely an official date and place will be released to the public. Nevada's Board of Parole Commissioners only debated for a half hour before coming to a unanimous decision. 

Obviously, the former NFL running back was thrilled. 

Simpson told the board that he took full responsibility for the incident, and his lawyer said he is "very happy and very emotional." 

Though the board still has to decide on a date and where they will allow O.J. to live, people have already taken to Twitter to air their opinions about the case. 

The board said that his famous acquittal in a double-homicide of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman, was not an influence in their decision, but his age — he just turned 70 — and the fact that he was a model citizen led to his release. 

In Nevada, standard parole conditions include getting permission before moving, refraining from alcohol, being unable to carry a weapon of any kind and to seek and maintain a job. Parolees are also not allowed to associate with anyone who has a criminal record. 

Though many people believe O.J. should have gone to jail for those 1995 murders, here are five reasons he should be released today:

 

1. He was sentenced to more years in prison for robbery than most people get for MURDER. 

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When he was originally sentenced, he received 15 years for kidnapping, which usually ranges from 1 to 20 years, 6 years for use of a deadly weapon, which can be from 2 to 30 years and 12 years for assault, which is usually from four months to a year.

Many people believed that the sentencing for the Las Vegas robbery; he was convicted of taking a group of men, two who were armed to a hotel room to take hundreds of items from a sports memorabilia dealer that he claimed were stolen from him years ago.

One of his lawyers said after the sentencing that the charges filed against Mr. Simpson were excessive. He believed the prosecutors and jurors were influenced by his earlier homicide case.

 

2. The property he went to retrieve was his. 

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Though he takes responsibility for the incident and said he wished it "never would have happened," O.J. maintained that the property in the hotel room belonged to him. He told the board that he had heard some guys were trying to "fence" his property. He was in Vegas for a wedding when he learned this information, he said. 

When he got to the room, he said all of his property was spread around, and everything except for some baseball was his. 

"I made it clear to everybody those are not mine," he said during the trial. "All I want is my property. ... I wasn't there to steal from anybody."

He also said that the state of California ruled that the property was legally his and gave it to him.

 

3. He did not pull a weapon. 

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O.J. also told the board that he never pulled a gun, and a victim of the robbery testified to that. The former football player maintains that he had no idea two of the men he brought with him had weapons. 

He told the board, "I basically have spent a conflict-free life.”

 

4. One of the victim's of the robbery testified on his behalf. 

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Memorabilia dealer Bruce Fromong, who was a victim in the case, told the board that items in the room did, in fact, belong to O.J., but said O.J. was

"He was led to believe that on that day, there were going to be thousands of pieces of his personal memorabilia, pictures of his wife from his first marriage, pictures of his kids. He was told there were going to be possibly his wife's wedding ring, thousands of things. He was misled about what was going to be there that day."

He also said that O.J. was his friend and that he never pulled a gun on him. 

 

5. Many people believe his sentencing was a punishment for his 1995 acquittal. 

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Though O.J. has maintained his innocence in the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, many people believed his Las Vegas sentencing was payback for his acquittal. 

Ron's father was thrilled with the 2008 verdict, and said, "What we have is satisfaction that this monster is where he belongs, behind bars. That SOB is going to be in jail for a very long time.

O.J. paid $33.5 million in damages after he was found liable for wrongful death in Nicole and Ron's murders by a civil jury. 

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