Breaking News : O.J. Simpson Will A Free Man !! He Will Be Released In October

BHR Hollywood Reports.......O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist, successfully making his case in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America's enduring fascination with the former football star.

With the ruling, the 70-year-old Simpson, who was convicted in 2008 of an armed robbery involving two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room, could be out of prison as early as Oct. 1 after serving the minimum nine years of a 33-year sentence.

When the final vote to grant parole was read after parole commissioners deliberated just over 30 minutes, Simpson lowered his head and then raised it up with a big smile.

Simpson was asked by Endel during the hearing how he would be better off in the community rather than in prison.

"Well, you know, I do have four kids," Simpson said. "I've missed a lot of time with those kids -- like 36 birthdays with my children ... My reputation has always been that I'm open to the public, I'm open to everybody. Right now, I'm at at point in my life where I can spend as much time with my children and my friends.

"... Wherever I've been there's been a crowd. That's not new to me. ... I'm pretty easily approachable. I've dealt with it all my life, and I don't foresee any problem dealing with the public now, at all."

Arnelle Simpson, Simpson's daughter, choked back tears as she spoke in defense of her father.

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"He's like my best friend and my rock," she said. "And as a family, we recognize that he is not the perfect man, but he is the man and the father that speaks to his overall character, which is to be positive no matter what."

"... On behalf of my family, his friends, we just want him to come home."