O.J. Simpson has been released from prison after serving nine years for armed robbery and other charges. Simpson wants to move to Florida at some point so that he can be near his family. They would require he report to a parole office in person - not through mail - that he wear a monitoring bracelet, that he undergo frequent drug testing, and that his travel be restricted. Simpson was whisked away early Sunday morning, under the cover of darkness, upon his release from a Nevada prison. He was granted parole in July by four members of the Nevada Board of Prisons with an effective date of "on or after October 1".
There are several reasons why O.J. Simpson would possibly want to live in Florida, in addition to his friends and family calling the Sunshine State home.
The 70-year-old Simpson gains his freedom after being granted parole at a hearing in July.
Simpson was recently released from prison on 2008 kidnapping and armed robbery charges and has requested to move back to Florida, where he lived when he was arrested and where his grown children now live. However, the Florida state attorney general, Pam Bondi, told the Florida Department of Corrections that he is not welcome there.
Simpson's attorney, Malcolm LaVergne, and state Parole and Probation Capt. Shawn Arruti, who has been handling Simpson's case, did not respond to messages Sunday seeking comment. "F-- her", Lavergne said in an interview with theTampa Bay Times on Monday.
Asked how it felt to be free, he said: "I'm in a auto for the last five hours, so how do I know how it feels to be out?" She's the attorney general, she has nothing to do with it.
Simpson revealed that it was his desire to go back to Florida where his children reside.
He told officials that leading a group of five men into the hotel room confrontation was an error in judgment he would not repeat.
Although Simpson was acquitted in a highly publicized trial for the 1994 murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, he has never recovered from the subsequent legal and financial trouble. Simpson's trial was dubbed as "Trial of the Century" as it gathered worldwide attention. He was found liable for the killings in a civil court hearing two years later and ordered to pay the victims' families $33.5m.