Updated 10/02/2017


Former football and Hollywood star O.J. Simpson was set free after nine years for armed robbery last night. Officials at the remote Nevada prison where he had been locked up arranged for a "dead-of-night" departure to avoid public scrutiny.

State Division of Parole and Probation Capt. Shawn Arruti told The Associated Press that the former football hero and celebrity criminal defendant plans to live at a home in the Las Vegas area for the foreseeable future. Arruti declined for what he said were security and privacy reasons to disclose the exact location of the house.

Arruti said Simpson doesn't have permission to leave Nevada.