BREAKING: Nevada Board of Parole Grants O.J. Simpson His Freedom

Defense attorney F. Lee Bailey, left, defendant O.J. Simpson and defense attorney Johnnie Cochran react as a jury finds Simpson not guilty of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman on Oct. 3, 1995, in Los Angeles. (AP)
A Nevada parole board has granted O.J. Simpson his freedom after serving just 9 years of his 33 year sentence for armed robbery in a Las Vegas hotel room that was committed in 2008.

Presenting himself as a family man who has missed 34 of his children’s birthdays while he’s been behind bars and a devout Christian who has “basically spent a conflict-free life,” and has “never held a weapon to anyone”.

Simpson was famously acquitted of the California murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman. The case has remained open and Simpson cannot be retried for the murders. The parole board also ruled that they will not take that gruesome murder into consideration when making their decision.