After spending nearly nine years in prison, OJ Simpson had a parole hearing on Thursday, July 20 at 1 p.m. ET. With the ruling that he has been granted parole, many are curious when Simpson will be released from prison. Following the July 20 ruling, Simpson now can be free in a few months.
In 2007, Simpson was charged and found guilty for entering a Las Vegas hotel room with armed assailants to obtain sports memorabilia. At the time, Simpson claimed he was trying to retrieve items that had been stolen from him.
After rejecting a plea deal, the former football star and actor was ultimately convicted on 12 charges, including kidnapping, armed robbery, and assault with a deadly weapon.
Simpson was sentenced to 33 years in prison. He's currently imprisoned in Lovelock Correctional Facility in Lovelock, Nevada, a medium-security facility approximately 90 miles northeast of Reno.
Simpson has apparently been on his best behavior during his time behind bars.
According to CNN, Simpson has spent his time in prison eating a lot of junk food, playing fantasy football, and coaching softball.
It seems he's kept his head low and done his best to stay out of trouble.
With the parole hearing going his way, Simpson can be released from prison as early as October, CNN reports.
No one was expected to oppose releasing Simpson, the Associated Press reported.
Early reports said neither the victim of the incident in Las Vegas nor the prosecutor who persuaded the jury to convict Simpson would stand against his release.
David Roger, the retired Clark County district attorney who put him behind bars, told the Associated Press before the hearing, "Assuming that he's behaved himself in prison, I don't think it will be out of line for him to get parole."
So, it seems the dramatic tale of Simpson, who was at the center of one of the most notorious court cases in U.S. history, might take a somewhat anticlimactic turn with the parole hearing.