Kim Kardashian spends two hours talking to quadruple murderer on death row, as he waits DNA tests which could prove he's innocent
Reports state that the reality TV star is trying to set the 61-year-old free as she is convinced that he has been framed
Kim Kardashian reportedly spent two hours on Thursday at the infamous San Quentin prison and met with a quadruple murderer on death row while he waited for his DNA test. Reports state that Kardashian is trying to set 61-year-old Kevin Cooper free as the star is convinced he has been framed.
Cooper has been on death row since 1983 for the murders of four people -- Douglas and Peggy Ryan, their 10-year-old daughter Jessica, and her 10-year-old friend Chris Hughes -- in Los Angeles. Cooper, however, has always proclaimed his innocence.
Kardashian, in October last year, reportedly asked former California Governor Jerry Brown to look into Cooper's case because there was evidence that Cooper was set up. Brown, in return, had ordered DNA testing in the case.
California's new Governor, Gavin Newsom, then ordered additional testing into the case in February. Newsom is staunchly against capital punishment.
The reality TV television star reportedly visited Cooper in prison so that they could get to know one another as they waited for the DNA test results to come in, according to the Daily Mail.
During Cooper's appeal, testing of evidence revealed that a t-shirt believed to have belonged to the killer was found to have Cooper's blood on it along with some test tube preservative. Later tests revealed that the blood on the t-shirt had been put from a test tube which contained Cooper's blood
Attornies have argued that the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department tampered with the DNA evidence in an attempt to frame Cooper and that the evidence should be retested. Cooper has maintained that he never wore the t-shirt the evidence was found on.
Reports state that witnesses of the incident also said that they had seen three white men driving the family car away from the home, however, the authorities continued to focus on Cooper instead.
Cooper has reportedly been fighting for years for the evidence in his case to be re-examined. Reports state that five judges who have overseen his trial or hearings have even agreed that he was wrongfully convicted, however, Cooper continues to be imprisoned.
It was revealed last month that Kardashian, through secretly funding a criminal justice campaign, has assisted in releasing at least 17 inmates. She began her social justice bids by petitioning President Donald Trump over the release of Tennessee grandmother Alice Marie Johnson in June last year.
The 63-year-old, who spent 21 years of her life in prison for a non-violent drug offense, was subsequently pardoned by Trump.
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