OJ Simpson released from prison 26 years early for good behavior

OJ Simpson released from prison 26 years early for good behavior

The official Facebook page of the Nevada Department of Corrections posted a short video of Simpson's release in the early Sunday morning darkness.

The 70-year-old Simpson left prison wearing denim and white sneakers shortly after midnight local time to avoid media scrutiny from the Lovelock Correctional Center in northern Nevada.

Keast says she did not have any information about where Simpson was headed.

He served nine of his 33-year sentence for the conviction of kidnapping, armed robbery and several other charges. The former football star's friend Tom Scotto from Naples, Florida said Sunday he was with Simpson following his release.

His intended destination is unknown, but he told the parole board that he plans on moving to Florida to be with friends and family.

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"They went over what he needs for parole and where he needs to check in, what he should do to get a driver's license, et cetera (and) instructions on what to do once he's out there", Keast said.

Two of Simpson's children live in the Tampa Bay area and his lawyer told The Associated Press on Friday that the former football star will live in Florida as planned after being released. Simpson also met with his parole officer. "Our state should not become a country club for this convicted criminal".

The prosecution and defense in the brutal murders was dubbed the "Trial of the Century" and divided Americans at the time. "We will continue pursuing the now $60 million judgment awarded to our family after the [civil trial] jury found that Simpson willfully and wrongfully caused the deaths of Ron and Nicole, as well as remain dedicated in our commitment to domestic violence awareness, victim advocacy and judicial reform". "He'll be OK", Scotto said to USA Today.

"Interstate compact is not a guaranteed thing", he said after Simpson's parole hearing in July, referring to an agreement between two states. "There is another pension as well that he gets from the Screen Actors Guild", Carl Douglas, one of Simpson's attorneys in the historic 1995 double-murder trial, told CBS News this week.

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