Kim Kardashian mourns Brandon Bernard after execution: ‘Such a reformed person’
Kardashian spoke with Bernard hours before his passing
Kim Kardashian West took to Twitter to mourn the loss of Brandon Bernard on Thursday, Dec. 10, following a highly-publicized social media campaign to halt Bernard’s execution.
For the past few years, reality TV star Kim Kardashian West has turned her focus to criminal justice reform, famously working directly with the Trump administration on pardoning Alice Marie Johnson.
In the past weeks, she put her platform and influence behind the Brandon Bernard case. Kardashian tweeted out to her fans, “A terrible case has been brought to my attention and I need your help…without it, on December (10th) Brandon Bernard is going to be executed for a crime he participated in as a teenager.”
Despite a final request to the Supreme Court to delay, Bernard was executed by lethal injection 21 years after his initial sentence. Kardashian took to Twitter shortly after to express her frustration and sadness with the outcome of the case.
She shared, “I’m so messed up right now. They killed Brandon. He was such a reformed person. So hopeful and positive until the end. More importantly he is sorry, so sorry for the hurt and pain he has caused others.”
She went on to speak on his behalf, saying, “Brandon wanted me to tell every single person who worked on his behalf supporting him in any way a huge thank you. He was certain he was gonna have the chance to tell you all himself and write you all letters but he told me to tell you all how grateful he is for you!”
Earlier on Thursday, Kardashian informed her followers she had talked to Brandon on the phone hours before his death, which she described as the “Hardest call I’ve ever had.”
She ended her Twitter thread by enlightening the world on the incredible person Brandon was. Kardashian expressed that he listened to classical music to soothe his soul and how he became a master at crochet.
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