Fred and Kim Goldman released a statement Sunday through spokesman Michael Wright saying they respect the Nevada Parole Board's decision to release Simpson after nine years in prison for his conviction in a Las Vegas armed robbery case.
State Department of Corrections public inmate records provided no information about Simpson's custody status or location, which prisons spokeswoman Brooke Keast said usually indicates that an inmate is being moved in custody. "I told him, 'don't come back, ' and he responded, 'I don't intend to, ' " she told CNN.
According to ABC News, "Simpson was sentenced to prison following an arrest in 2007 during a botched robbery in Las Vegas, when he led a group of men into a hotel and casino to steal sports memorabilia at gunpoint". Simpson, of course, had been acquitted 13 years earlier in the murders of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman, though a 1997 civil trial found him accountable for the deaths.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said earlier in the week that Simpson was not welcome in Florida.
Tom Scotto, a friend of Simpson's, told USA Today that Simpson has invested $5 million in a private pension.
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At his parole hearing, Simpson, known during his football career as the "Juice", said he was ready to spend time with his children and friends outside prison and could handle the public attention he would get. Simpson also met with his parole officer.
O.J. was previously granted parole after a dramatic hearing on July 20 after four members of the Nevada Board of Parole agreed that inmate No. 1027820, O.J., at Nevada's Lovelock Correctional Facility served enough time for the crime.
Although he is no longer in prison, Simpson will remain on parole until September 29, 2022.
Keast said Simpson was "upbeat, personable and seemed happy to get on with his life".
Unlike when he walked free after his murder trial in 1995, Simpson faces parole supervision for another five years. The Florida Department of Corrections said officials had not received a transfer request or required documents.