O J Simpson given parole

O J Simpson has been granted parole on some charges stemming from his 2008 kidnapping and armed robbery convictions involving the hold-up of two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas hotel room.

The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners approved the former football star's parole request. But the order doesn't mean Simpson will be leaving Lovelock Correctional Centre. He was convicted on multiple charges and faces at least four more years in prison.

Simpson appeared before a two-member parole panel last Thursday to plead for leniency.