O.J. Simpson Paroled on Some Charges

    LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 17:  O.J. Simpson (R) smiles as he confers with his defense attorney Patricia Palm at the end of an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court on May 17, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Simpson, who is currently serving a nine-to-33-year sentence in state prison as a result of his October 2008 conviction for armed robbery and kidnapping charges, is using a writ of habeas corpus to seek a new trial, claiming he had such bad representation that his conviction should be reversed.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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    O.J. Simpson caught a break today when a Nevada parole board decided in favor of his request for leniency in his 2008 kidnapping and robbery convictions involving a 2007 stickup of memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel. In his hearing last week, the former football star told the board he regretted his actions and has been a model prisoner. “I just wish I never went to that room,” he said at the meeting. While Simpson’s lawyer says he’s “very happy and grateful,” he won’t be packing his bags just yet. He still has a remaining portion of his sentence to serve: at least four years.

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