CARSON CITY, Nev. (July 31, 2013)--O.J. Simpson was granted parole Wednesday on some charges stemming from his 2008 kidnapping and armed robbery convictions involving the holdup of two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas hotel room.
The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners on Wednesday released an order approving the former NFL star's parole request, but that that doesn't mean Simpson will be leaving Lovelock Correctional Center anytime soon.
Because he was convicted on multiple charges, Simpson still faces at least four more years in prison on sentences that were ordered to run consecutively.
Simpson appeared before a two-member parole panel last Thursday to plead for leniency and expressed regret for his actions, saying that he's tried to be a model inmate while behind bars.
Prison officials say he's had no disciplinary actions against him.
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