Time is quickly running out for Brandon Bernard and Kim Kardashian West along Bernard’s legal are fighting to save his life.
Bernard, 40, is set to be executed on Thursday, December 10th, under the Trump administration plan to “speedily execute five people” before Trump is out of office, as reported by Refinery 29.
Bernard was 18 years old when he was originally sentenced to life without parole for a crime he committed. He was involved in getting rid of evidence in the murder of Pastor Todd Bagley and his wife Stacie. Although Bernard was not present during the abduction of the Pastor and his wife, he was tried and convicted along with Christopher Viavla, who was 19 at the time.
The announcement of his execution came as part of the Trump administration’s efforts to proceed with the federal death penalty after a 17-year pause.
Kardashian-West, who has worked with Trump to help get clemency in the past, would tweet about Bernard and his case. See the thread below.
A terrible case has been brought to my attention and I need your help. Without it, on December 12th Brandon Bernard is going to be executed for a crime he participated in as a teenager. pic.twitter.com/PkbpAprMbv
— Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) November 29, 2020
Kardashian-West is being joined by Federal Prosecutor, Angela Moore, who defended Bernard’s death sentence one time, to help get a stay of execution. In an op-ed she wrote, she stated that “executing Brandon would be a terrible stain on the nation’s honor.”
To be a part of helping stop Bernard’s execution, you can sign this letter to Trump.