UPDATE 10/2/17 O.J. Simpson was released from prison at midnight on Sunday, October 1. He was granted parole on on July 20 after spending nine years at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada in connection with a 2007 crime during which he robbed two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas hotel at gunpoint.
O.J. Simpson is scheduled to appear today before a parole board in Nevada who will decide if he will walk free. He is nine years into a nine to 33-year sentence being served after he was convicted in 2008 of armed robbery and kidnapping, stemming from a Las Vegas trip during which he stole sports memorabilia.
But as he faces possible release, his two children with Nicole Brown Simpson have remained quiet.
Before their dad actually landed in jail, in 1994 Justin Simpson and Sydney Simpson were just children (Sydney was 8 and Justin was 5) when their former football great dad was arrested on charges of murdering their mother and Ron Goldman.
Following the “trial of the century,” O.J.’s kids were left to grow up with other family members—now Sydney, 31, lives in St. Petersburg, FL., not fat from Justin, now 28 and a real estate agent in the area. Sydney owns property in Coquina Key.
"It's a great place to live, why not St. Pete?'' Justin told the Tampa Bay Times last year. "It's gorgeous here.''
According to Justin’s profile on the Coldwell Banker website:
"Justin has seen a diverse spectrum of markets from Los Angeles to Chicago, Miami and Atlanta. Having spent years in multi-family renovation and income properties, Justin has turned his focus to helping others succeed as he has . . . Having a family immersed in hospitality, Justin sets himself apart by dominating customer service and his communication/negotiation skills give his clients the competitive edge.''
He works out of their office in St. Petersburg.
Sydney graduated from Boston University in 2010 with a degree in sociology.
The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story brought the two back into the spotlight, and it was revealed that they were mostly raised by their mother's relatives, and barely speak to—or about—their famous father.
O.J. Simpson was granted parole by a unanimous decison by a parole board on Thursday after spending nine years in prison in Nevada in connection with a 2007 crime during which he robbed two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas hotel at gunpoint. O.J. was later charged with felonies of armed robbery and kidnapping, for which he was convicted and sentenced to 33 years in prison. He could go free as early as October.
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