The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners casted a unanimous vote on Thursday to grant O.J. Simpson parole and allow him to be released from prison on Oct. 1, 2017.
Simpson will be released after serving nine of his 33-year sentence after being convicted of robbery and kidnapping in 2008.
While all four of the commissioners voted in favor of Simpson’s parole, Twitter users had mixed feelings about the decision.
O.J. Simpson has been granted Parole
as soon as October 1st. pic.twitter.com/DZzi6z6vh0
— Tom Hall ☘ (@TomHall) July 20, 2017
— Superhero Of Steel (@SuperheroSteel) July 20, 2017
OJ Simpson is granted parole bc he learned valuable lessons in prison such as computer science and coaching softball. #OJSimpsonParole
— Reagan-Solitaire (@reagansolitaire) July 20, 2017
Parole granted for OJ Simpson. Unreal to watch. 23 years after covering that first drama in Los Angeles.
— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) July 20, 2017
OJ Simpson has been granted parole after almost 9 years in prison.
— rah-mel (@itsRamel) July 20, 2017
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