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Who is Kevin Keith? Kim Kardashian debuts true crime podcast with story of 1994 triple homicide suspect

The Spotify podcast series 'The System: The Case of Kevin Keith’ will have 8 episodes and will narrate the story of Keith, who was convicted of a triple homicide in 1994
Kim Kardashian (L) in a video call with Kevin Keith (R) on podcast series ‘The System: The Case of Kevin Keith’ (@kimkardashian/Instagram)
Kim Kardashian (L) in a video call with Kevin Keith (R) on podcast series ‘The System: The Case of Kevin Keith’ (@kimkardashian/Instagram)

Kim Kardashian has officially launched her true crime podcast series ‘The System: The Case of Kevin Keith’ with Spotify on Monday, October 3. The podcast will have eight episodes in total and will narrate the story of Keith, who was convicted of a triple homicide in the year 1994. 

Announcing the podcast, Kardashian took to Instagram to share a video of her speaking to Keith via video call, as her voiceover could be heard saying, "The case of Kevin Keith is deeply twisted and incredibly heartbreaking from all sides." Spotify released the first two episodes of the podcast, which is available worldwide. Following the series premiere, new episodes will be released each Monday thereafter, as per Complex.


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Who is Kevin Keith?

In 1994, Keith was arrested for a triple homicide that took place in nearby Bucyrus, Ohio on February 13. Marichell Chatman, 24; her four-year-old daughter, Marchae; and Marichell’s 39-year-old aunt, Linda Chatman were killed in the shootings. 

A Crawford County jury found Keith guilty and he was sentenced to death, but in September 2010, then-Governor Ted Strickland commuted Keith's sentence to life without parole. Keith has unsuccessfully appealed his sentence many times, as per 2019 report by Bucyrus Telegraph Forum. Following this, Kardashian took an interest in Keith's case in 2019. She wrote in a tweet on July 17, 2019, "I heard about Kevin Keith’s case last year & the more I learn about it, the more I believe the world needs to hear what happened to him! He was on death row & came w/in days of execution before the governor of Ohio commuted his sentence to life w/o parole." On the same day, in another one, she tweeted by saying, "I had the pleasure of meeting Kevin Keith through a video visit & was so impressed w/ the amazing programs he created in prison to help others inside better themselves! So much evidence has been uncovered proving Kevin’s innocence. I hope justice is served soon & he is released."



There was no physical evidence of the crime, yet Keith has spent 28 years of his life in prison. In the first 35-minute episode, Kardashian can be seen exploring Keith's alibi and interviews a journalist, Keith's brother, his attorney and others.

'Hope this will bring justice for Kevin'

Fans couldn't contain their excitement following the news. One of them said, "You know podcasting is really growing (in this case narrative podcasting) when @KimKardashian is also in the space." While another tweeted, "First thing I saw opening Spotify this morning. You amaze me how well you can broadcast Kevin’s story to millions of people. Only the first two episodes and im hooked. I hope this will bring justice for Kevin and his family."



Advocating for release of prisoners

This is not the first time Kardashian, who is the daughter of LA lawyer, the late Robert Kardashian, has been working towards reforming the justice system by advocating for the release of prisoners who she believes to be innocent. She has helped free 17 inmates in just 90 days by funding a criminal justice campaign secretly. Kardashian also rescued 41-year-old Momolu Stewart, who spent 23 years in prison. Stewart was a juvenile when he was sentenced to life in prison for the 1997 shooting death of Mark Rosebure. Kareem McCraney, Stewart's co-defendant, was released in 2018. 

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