O.J. Simpson May Walk Free Within Days, According to Nevada Prison Officials
A plan is in place for releasing O.J. Simpson from prison, officials said.
O.J. Simpson may be a free man as early as Monday under an agreement being worked out by Nevada prison officials.
The 70-year-old former football star and TV pitchman was declared eligible for parole in July in a unanimous vote by the state parole board.
Nevada prison spokeswoman Brooke Keast said Wednesday that the parole process was still being worked out and release documents were being signed.
He remains at Lovelock Correctional Center in northern Nevada. He will be moved to High Desert State Prison outside Las Vegas for his release.
Simpson has served nine years for his 2008 armed robbery and kidnapping convictions that followed a standoff with two sports memorabilia dealers who Simpson accused of stealing from him.
The armed confrontation occurred in a Las Vegas hotel room.
Simpson was sentenced to between nine and 33 years behind bars.
It is not clear where he will live after his release. He will report to the state Division of Parole and Probation.
Simpson friend Tom Scotto told The Associated Press he doubted the release date would be Monday, saying state officials were keeping their plan secret.
The Heisman Trophy winner was infamously acquitted in 1995 of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ronald Goldman, in front of her Bundy Drive condo in Los Angeles.
Two years later he was found liable in civil court for the killings and was ordered to pay $33.5 million in damages to the families of the deceased.
The Goldmans' attorney, David Cook, said Wednesday the amount has nearly doubled with accumulated interest. The family will continue to seek payment, Cook told The AP.
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