On Thursday, four commissioners from the Nevada Board of Parole met in Carson City to consider and vote on the early release of O.J. Simpson, who had been serving out his nine-to-33-year sentence at the Lovelock Correctional Facility. He was joined by his attorney, Malcolm LaVergne, as well as his daughter: Arnelle Simpson addressed the board at her father's hearing once again, after previously testifying at a court hearing in Las Vegas in 2013.
The board heard from OJ Simpson at the very beginning of his hearing. The commissioners asked him questions about his criminal record after reassuring him that he would receive a normal hearing. Simpson was subsequently permitted to have a relative to testify on his behalf, and Arnelle did so later on during the hearing.
Simpson has four children from two marriages, of which Arnelle is the oldest. According to The Washington Post, the 48 year old is a Fresno, California resident and is unique among Simpson's children because she has not shied away from the public eye in the years since her father's imprisonment. Indeed, during Simpson's trial in 2008, Arnelle took the stand to advocate for her father on behalf of all his children.
Before the hearing, Tim Scotto — a close friend of Simpson's whose wedding Simpson attended in Las Vegas the weekend of the 2007 robbery — confirmed that Arnelle planned to address the board. The transcript of Arnelle's speech to the board — which appears below — indicates that she was nervous, but she appealed to the board to let her father come home.