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O.J. Simpson "very happy" with parole ruling

O.J. Simpson "very happy" with parole ruling

CREATED Jul 31, 2013

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- An attorney for O.J. Simpson says Simpson is "very happy and grateful" that Nevada has granted him parole on some of his 2008 convictions for kidnapping and armed robbery.

Patricia Palm said Simpson called from prison to let her know of the parole board's decision.

But the decision doesn't mean Simpson will be leaving prison anytime soon. The former NFL star was convicted on multiple charges and still faces at least four more years behind bars on sentences that were ordered to run consecutively.

The charges stem from a holdup of two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas hotel room. Simpson maintains he was trying to retrieve his personal property.

The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners noted Simpson's "positive institutional record" and his participation in programs addressing "behavior that led to incarceration."