"Assuming he didn't do anything bad on the inside, I think nine years is a pretty good stay for his charges", he said.
LaVergne then read the letter to the board, estimating it to have been written within the last nine months. "He was only getting his own stuff", Daly City resident Miguel Reyes told ABC7 News.
Simpson called the situation a "perfect storm" in his parole hearing Thursday.
O.J. Simpson will be a free man once again later this year after a Nevada board decided Thursday to grant him parole.
"Usually what they want to hear is 'I'm sorry", said Laurie Levenson, a law professor at Loyola University.
Two central figures in the O.J. Simpson murder trial spoke out Thursday ahead of Simpson's parole hearing regarding a 2007 incident that has landed him in prison for almost nine years. Simpson was actually granted parole on five counts (burglary, two counts of kidnapping, two counts of robbery) in July 2013, but the use of a deadly weapon count was upheld until at least 2017.
Bruce Fromong, a victim of the robbery, spoke in support of Simpson.
"The Juice" was was given a maximum 33-year prison sentence for trying to steal items he claimed belonged to him. As per reports, if the board delivers a similar decision, he might walk out of the prison on October 1.
The 70-year-old - famous for being acquitted in the "murder trial of the century" - confronted a pair of memorabilia dealers who had OJ souvenirs at the Palace State Hotel in 2007.
A public information officer for the Nevada Department of Corrections told the Daily Mail that policy says an inmate masturbating in his cell could be considered a violation of the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, if "the officer believes the inmate's actions were intentional". Timeline of events surrounding OJ Simpson Legal experts say, under normal circumstances, a release would be a slam dunk.