— -- Before O.J. Simpson was granted parole today, his eldest daughter made an impassioned plea at his parole hearing in Nevada, urging the board to let her father come home.
"No one really knows how much we have been through, this ordeal in the last nine years," Arnelle Simpson said in a statement to the board, noting that her father "didn't make the right decision" on the day of the robbery in September 2007.
Simpson has been granted parole after nine years in prison for the Las Vegas robbery, a group of four Nevada commissioners decided on Thursday.
Arnelle Simpson, who is Simpson's daughter from his first wife, Marguerite L. Whitley, described her father to the commissioners as her "best friend" and her "rock."
"We just want him to come home," the 48-year-old said, appearing emotional. "This has been really, truly hard. ... I know that he is remorseful."
Simpson, 70, has been serving time in Lovelock Correctional Facility in Nevada for kidnapping and armed robbery.
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