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OJ Simpson Freed On Parole After Nine Years In Prison

The former US sports star has gained his freedom.

01/10/2017 6:33 PM AEDT | Updated 01/10/2017 6:58 PM AEDT
POOL New / Reuters
O.J. Simpson has been freed from a US prison.

OJ Simpson has reportedly been freed on parole after nine years in a US prison for armed robbery.

Simpson, 70, reportedly walked free from prison on Sunday, the Associated Press reports, quoting a Nevada state prisons spokeswoman.

Simpson's release from prison is the result of a Nevada parole board decision in July after he spent almost a decade behind bars for his part in a Las Vegas robbery.

The parole hearing did not take into account his notorious 1990s trial for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and a friend, Ron Goldman, according to Reuters.

The football star turned actor was found not guilty in 1995 at the conclusion of the so-called "trial of the century". The 13-month-long trial in Los Angeles captured the attention of the US and millions worldwide.

A subsequent civil court case ordered him to pay millions in damages to the victims' families.

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