On Thursday (July 20), O.J. Simpson was granted parole in connection with a 2007 crime during which he robbed two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas hotel at gunpoint after serving nine years behind bars on felony charges of armed robbery and kidnapping. And while O.J. served a sentence for that crime, the families of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, are angry about the events that unfolded this week -- two decades after he was found not guilty of murdering Nicole and Ron in Brentwood, California.
Ron's sister, Kim, and father, Fred, appeared on Good Morning America Friday where they called Thursday's parole decision "very disappointing" and noted they never expect to see justice in connection with Ron and Nicole's 1994 murders. Kim added, "It was shocking. I think I expected that [Simpson] was going to come in with a script-- 'I did these crimes, I'm so sorry, I'm remorseful, I know that there was a gun in the room.'"
She continued, "I thought he was going to follow what I thought was going to be a very strategic plan for the day and then he went off-script. He became exactly who he normally is, and I started to panic a little and obviously like everybody else, we watched them unanimously willing to release him and it was very disappointing."
Nicole's younger sister, Tanya Brown, spoke to TMZ about the verdict, as well as comments O.J. made during Thursday's appearance in which he said that he's "basically spent a conflict-free life." "I was like, 'Really? You beat my sister -- regardless of murdering her and Ron. The fact is that my sister has diary entries dating back to 19, what, 78 about abuse that was inflicted. And also there was that infamous 911 call that he mentioned," she told the site. "You know his name, you know his records. One thing does scare me, though, with the clip that you did show -- that anger."