O.J. Simpson Wins Parole Victory

A board granted Simpson parole on some of his convictions from 2008, but he must remain in jail for at least four more years.

Posted: 07/31/2013 01:05 PM EDT

A Nevada parole board has granted O.J. Simpson his request for parole on some of his convictions for kidnapping and armed robbery in 2008. 

But this does not mean the 66-year-old will get freedom from behind bars right now. He still has to serve at least four more years for multiple charges, according to the Associated Press.

Last Thursday, Simpson made his request to two parole board members and said he found it painful to miss family moments since being behind bars.

Back in May, he testified before a judge in an effort to get a new trial. The judge has not made a decision yet. If she rules in Simpson's favor, it will be up to the prosecutors to decide whether he will be set free with credit for time served, offered a plea deal or have his case retried. 

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