O.J. Simpson's daughter makes case for her father's freedom

O.J. Simpson's daughter makes case for her father's freedom Thursday, July 20, 2017. (CNN Newsource)

Arnelle Simpson, O.J. Simpson's oldest child, is speaking on behalf of the family at his parole hearing in Nevada, saying they just want him to come home.

Her pleas were heard, as the parole board granted his request for freedom Thursday afternoon. Simpson's release could happen as early as October 1.

"No one really knows how much we have been through," she explained.

"We recognize that he is not the perfect man but he is clearly a man and a father."

She told the parole board Thursday that the family realizes he's not perfect but has done the best he can. She says he didn't make the right decision in 2008 when he tried to take back sports memorabilia in a budget hotel room in Las Vegas. He was convicted of armed robbery and has spent nearly nine years behind bars.

"My siblings and family know that he didn’t make the right decision on that day but we know his intentions were not to go in and to make the wrong decision at the wrong time"

Arnelle Simpson says she knows her father is remorseful, and the family wants him home so they can move forward. She called her father her best friend and her rock.

"I myself am grateful to god for giving us the strength to get thorugh these last 9 years and stay positive always no matter what and a lot of that is because of him."
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