Kim Kardashian West urges President Donald Trump to stop the execution of Brandon Bernard.
Bernard, now 40, was convicted of participating in a robbery that ended with the murder of two youth ministers when he was 18.
He is scheduled to be executed at the US Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana.
The reality TV star shared the plea on Twitter, writing: “Brandon Bernard, a 40-year-old father is going to be executed tomorrow by our federal government.
“Having gotten to know Brandon, I am heartbroken about this execution.
“I’m calling on @realDonaldTrump to grant Brandon a commutation and allow him to live out his sentence in prison.”
Kardashian added: “Most of the time executions happen, in our names, without a lot of attention given to them. This is unacceptable.
“For the next 24 hours I will be tweeting about Brandon and his case and why his life should be spared by @realDonaldTrump.”
Bernard and accomplice Christopher Vialva were sentenced to death after they were found guilty of carjacking and murdering Stacie and Todd Bagley on the Fort Hood army base.
Vialva was executed in September by lethal injection and became the first man of color to face the punishment since the Trump administration resumed the federal executions.
Bernard is one of the people scheduled to be executed before Trump leaves office in January.
Kardashian tweeted on November 29: “While Brandon did participate in this crime, his role was minor compared to that of the other teens involved. 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.”
Alfred Bourgeois’s execution is scheduled to take place on December 11, and another is set for January 12 next year.
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