The former NFL star was granted parole on some 2008 armed-robbery charges but still must serve a minimum of four years for other sentences
O.J. Simpson was granted parole Wednesday on some charges related to his 2008 armed robbery convictions, according to the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners.
However, he is not a free man just yet.
Simpson's sentences were meant to be served consecutively; therefore, he still has at least four more years in prison to go.
Simpson was convicted and sentenced to up to 33 years in prison, with eligibility for parole, on Oct. 5, 2008, for entering a Las Vegas hotel room and collecting sports memorabilia that he said belonged to him.
The parole becomes effective when he reaches his minimum parole eligibility date which is Oct. 2, 2013. After that date he will begin serving the 12-month minimum term on four concurrent 12-72 month sentences imposed for using a weapon during the robbery and kidnapping (use of a deadly weapon enhancement).
He will be seen by the board again in 12 months for parole consideration on these four sentences. Consecutive to these four enhancement sentences are two consecutive 18-72 month terms for assault with a deadly weapon.
The board said it is granting parole because of Simpson's positive institutional conduct, participation in programs, lack of prior conviction history — and because he has consecutive sentences yet to serve.