The Los Angeles Times reports that a Nevada parole board unanimously voted to release convicted felon O.J. Simpson from prison on this morning. With the ruling, the 70-year-old Simpson, who was convicted in 2008 of an armed robbery involving two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room, could be out of prison as early as Oct. 1 after serving the minimum nine years of his 33-year sentence.
When the final vote to grant parole was read after commissioners deliberated just over 30 minutes, Simpson lowered his head and then raised up with a big smile.
"Thank you, thank you, thank you," an emotional Simpson said.