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OJ Simpson will celebrate leaving prison 'by buying latest iPhone and eating steak'

Mirror logo Mirror 29/09/2017 Christopher Bucktin

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Jailed OJ Simpson is expected to be released from prison in the next “few days” and will celebrate by buying the latest iPhone”, according to his lawyer. 

The disgraced American football star, 70, can be released from Sunday after serving nine years for armed robbery.

He was granted parole at a hearing in July.

His lawyer, Malcolm LaVergne, has told the “arrangements” being made for Simpson’s release including his plans to return to Florida where he has a home.

Speaking on ABC’s Good Morning America on Friday, the attorney said:"October 1st falls on a Sunday and except for essential workers, I think it’s going to be highly unlikely that the Nevada Department of Corrections is going to have any type of resources to be able to transport Mr Simpson anywhere.

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Mr Simpson’s making arrangements. He has to go through the Nevada Department of Corrections, the Nevada Department of Parole and Probation and at some point very soon he will eventually have his release plans and he will be able to get out."

But once Simpson is able to leave, LaVergne said his client plans to go to Florida and enjoy life.

"He wants to go to Florida, he wants to see his family and hug his family on the outside of prison. He wants to eat seafood; he wants to eat steak.

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“He wants to enjoy the very simple pleasures that he hasn't enjoyed in nine years. I spoke to him.

"He's going to get the latest iPhone ... So he wants to enjoy those very simple pleasures, and he wants to do that in Florida.”

Simpson was convicted in 2008 of armed robbery and other charges related to a botched sports memorabilia heist in a Las Vegas hotel room.

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He has served the minimum of a nine-to-33-year sentence at Lovelock Correctional Centre, a medium-security prison northeast of Reno, Nevada.

Simpson was acquitted of the 1994 killings of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman.

He was later found liable for their deaths in a civil court.

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