OJ Simpson Now Free to “Catch the Real Killers”

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OJ Simpson Now Free to "Catch the Real Killers"

By:Pat Austin

SHREVE­PORTOJ Simp­son is out of jail. I guess now he will be able to catch “the real killers” of his wife Nicole.

OJ left a Nevada prison, Love­lock Cor­rec­tional Cen­ter, after nine years of incar­cer­a­tion for conspiracy.

Now he is a parolee.

Accord­ing to CNN:

The for­mer NFL star left prison shortly after mid­night local time, and was picked up by an uniden­ti­fied friend, accord­ing to Brooke Keast, a spokes­woman for the Nevada Depart­ment of Corrections.

I told him, ‘Don’t come back,’ and he responded, ‘I don’t intend to,’ ” she said. “He was upbeat, per­son­able and seemed happy to get on with his life.”

It is unclear where Mr. Simp­son will live: he’s not wel­come in Florida where he was liv­ing at the time of his arrest and where two of his chil­dren live:

Florid­i­ans are well aware of Mr. Simpson’s back­ground, his wan­ton dis­re­gard for the lives of oth­ers, and of his scofflaw atti­tude with respect to the heinous acts for which he has been found civilly liable,” Pam Bondi wrote in the let­ter (via Asso­ci­ated Press). “Our state should not become a coun­try club for this con­victed criminal.”

While Simp­son was acquit­ted for the mur­der of Nicole Brown Simp­son and Ronald Gold­man in 1994, he was found guilty in a civil court in 1996 and ordered to pay over $30 mil­lion in dam­ages to the Gold­man fam­ily; that sum, with inter­est, is now report­edly around $65 mil­lion:

ESPN reported that his $33.5 mil­lion judg­ment has climbed to $65 mil­lion after fac­tor­ing in inter­est and court costs. Accord­ing to ABC News, Goldman’s father, Fred, and sis­ter, Kim, plan on pur­su­ing the judg­ment they were awarded and con­tin­u­ing to raise aware­ness for domes­tic vio­lence, vic­tim advo­cacy, and judi­cial reform.

How Simp­son plans on meet­ing that oblig­a­tion is not clear.

Simp­son will be on parole for five years.

Maybe now he can catch the real killers.

Pat Austin blogs at And So it Goes in Shreveport

By:Pat Austin

SHREVEPORT – OJ Simpson is out of jail.  I guess now he will be able to catch “the real killers” of his wife Nicole.

OJ left a Nevada prison, Lovelock Correctional Center,  after nine years of incarceration for conspiracy.

Now he is a parolee.

According to CNN:

The former NFL star left prison shortly after midnight local time, and was picked up by an unidentified friend, according to Brooke Keast, a spokeswoman for the Nevada Department of Corrections.

“I told him, ‘Don’t come back,’ and he responded, ‘I don’t intend to,’ ” she said. “He was upbeat, personable and seemed happy to get on with his life.”

It is unclear where Mr. Simpson will live: he’s not welcome in Florida where he was living at the time of his arrest and where two of his children live:

“Floridians are well aware of Mr. Simpson’s background, his wanton disregard for the lives of others, and of his scofflaw attitude with respect to the heinous acts for which he has been found civilly liable,” Pam Bondi wrote in the letter (via Associated Press). “Our state should not become a country club for this convicted criminal.”

While Simpson was acquitted for the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman in 1994, he was found guilty in a civil court in 1996 and ordered to pay over $30 million in damages to the Goldman family; that sum, with interest, is now reportedly around $65 million:

ESPN reported that his $33.5 million judgment has climbed to $65 million after factoring in interest and court costs. According to ABC News, Goldman’s father, Fred, and sister, Kim, plan on pursuing the judgment they were awarded and continuing to raise awareness for domestic violence, victim advocacy, and judicial reform.

How Simpson plans on meeting that obligation is not clear.

Simpson will be on parole for five years.

Maybe now he can catch the real killers.

Pat Austin blogs at And So it Goes in Shreveport