OJ Simpson Goes Free; Midnight Timing "To Ensure Public Safety"

OJ Simpson Goes Free; Midnight Timing

OJ Simpson Goes Free; Midnight Timing "To Ensure Public Safety"

Simpson is free after he was officially released from prison in the early hours of October 1, after spending nearly nine years imprisoned for an armed robbery in Las Vegas.

Simpson was granted parole at a hearing in July.

The spokeswoman revealed that the release happened late at night to avoid media attention. Simpson claimed he was retrieving memorabilia that had been stolen from him.

Furthermore, he apparently plans to get an iPhone and get familiar with technology, which wasn't as prevelant when he was sent to prison in 2008, his attorney said. A dramatized retelling of the trial, called "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson" earned nationwide praise.

"He's going to Florida", LaVergne said. "Our state should not become a country club for this convicted criminal". Such a move would require an agreement between parole departments in Nevada and Florida.

Video also showed Simpson leaving the department of corrections in the early morning, being told to "come on out" by a prison staffer and responding "OK".

He was found liable for the killings in civil court two years later and ordered to pay the victims' families $33.5 million.

Simpson was reportedly picked up by an unidentified driver and is expected to stay in Nevada for the immediate future especially since the state of Florida, where he previously lived, isn't exactly welcoming Simpson with open arms.

OJ Simpson's lawyer Malcolm LaVergne, left, says his client will focus on life's "very simple pleasures" when he's released from prison. Florida's Department of Corrections said it had not received a request or documents for a transfer.

The man known as "The Juice" in his National Football League days was controversially acquitted for the killings of his ex-wife and her friend in 1995 in Los Angeles.

A close Simpson friend, Tom Scotto, has offered to have Simpson live with him in Naples, Florida. But since inmate releases only occur on weekdays, October 2, a Monday, would be Simpson's earliest release date.

Simpson's ultimate destination remains unclear.

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