O.J. Simpson pleads with Nevada parole board to cut prison term


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(CNN) — O.J. Simpson is 66 and has spent nearly all of his seventh decade in a Nevada prison after his conviction on kidnapping, armed robbery and other charges for busting into a Las Vegas casino to try to reclaim items he felt were rightfully his.

And he’s had enough.

His nearly five years in custody “have been somewhat illuminating at times and painful a lot of times,” Simpson told two Nevada parole board members Thursday via closed-circuit TV from prison.

“I missed my two younger kids who worked hard getting through high school, I missed their college graduations,” he said, seemingly emotional as he talked. “I missed my sister’s funeral. I missed all the birthdays.”

The football legend could learn whether he’ll have less time to spend in prison in two weeks, when the parole board comes back with its decision.

If a majority of the seven…

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