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Why Kim’s Tweeting About Death Row Inmate Brandon Bernard For the Next 24 Hours

Kim Kardashian West is urging U.S. President Donald Trump to stop the execution of death row inmate Brandon Bernard, who’s due to die by lethal injection in less than 24 hours.

The reality star, entrepreneur, criminal justice reform advocate and soon-to-be lawyer, is so passionate about saving his life, she’s doing nothing but tweeting about his case for the next 24 hours and urging her 67.8 million followers to tweet Trump too:

Bernard, now 40, was involved in a carjacking when he was 18 years old which resulted in the deaths of Todd and Stacie Bagley.

His execution is going ahead even though the original federal prosecutor who pursued his case has said she made a mistake, writing an op-ed about the reasons why he should not be executed.

“While Brandon did participate in this crime, his role was minor compared to that of the other teens involved, two of who are home from prison now,” Kim explained in a Tweet earlier this month.


“In fact, Brandon was not a part of the initial carjacking that took place and was stunned when the robbery turned into a homicide with one of the other teens shooting both Todd and Stacie in the head. The gunman then turned to Brandon, gun still in hand, and told him to light the car Todd and Stacie lay in, on fire to destroy the evidence. Brandon believed both were dead, though Stacie was not, and was fearful for his own life, so he made the terrible decision to comply.”

“Most of the time executions happen, in our names, without a lot of attention given to them. This is unacceptable.” Kim shared on social media.

It’s understood that Brandon has been on death row for more than 20 years without any write ups or incidents, and has in fact established himself as a mentor to at-risk youth.

There are also five jurors from his case who have come out supporting clemency.

Kim is not asking for Brandon to be pardoned as some media outlets have reported. But she has shared a petition calling for Brandon to be allowed to live out the remainder of his sentence in prison, without parole.

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