O.J. Simpson, former football star and convicted felon, appeared before a parole board from Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada on Thursday. Commissioners agreed to grant Simpson parole following the hearing.
Simpson was convicted in 2008 of an armed robbery involving two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room. The 70-year-old asked four parole board members to release him after serving the minimum nine years of a 33-year sentence. He is eligible for release on Oct. 1.
The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners heard arguments before deliberating off-camera and announcing their decision.
Simpson's celebrity spanned sports, movies, television and advertising before his fall from grace during his highly publicized murder trial in 1995. Simpson was found not guilty in the killings of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman. In 1997, he was found liable in civil court for their deaths and ordered to pay $33.5 million to survivors including his children and the Goldman family.
See how the hearing unfolded: