“As he was within the chair his lawyer known as me and so they simply had their final name and stated this… Brandon stated he loves you and desires to say thanks once more,” Kardashian West wrote in a Twitter thread.
“Brandon needed me to inform each single one who labored on his behalf supporting him in any approach an enormous thanks.”
The truth TV star and legal justice reform advocate had been lobing the Trump administration to commute Bernard’s sentence. Within the days main as much as his scheduled execution, she posted extensively in regards to the case to her monumental social media following and urged followers to contact the Justice Division and White Home to stop it.
The killing went ahead regardless that 5 of 9 surviving jurors who sentenced Bernard to dying 20 years in the past now not supported the sentence. Neither did a former federal prosecutor who had beforehand defended Bernard’s dying sentence on enchantment.
Bernard was killed deadly injection at 9:27 p.m. after a last-minute keep of execution was denied the Supreme Courtroom, with Justices Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor dissenting.
Bernard, a Black man, was sentenced to dying in 2000 an almost all-white jury for his position in a theft plan that led to the deaths of Todd and Stacie Bagley in Texas. Bernard was not current when his pals kidnapped the Bagleys. Christopher Vialva, the person who shot the victims within the head, was executed in September. Bernard and an confederate, Terry Brown, poured lighter fluid within the automobile earlier than it was set on hearth.
Prosecutors claimed Bernard was the one who lit hearth to the automobile with the Bagleys inside, though Brown admitted throughout testimony at trial that he didn’t truly see who lit the hearth.
Kardashian West tweeted earlier on Thursday about her last cellphone name with Bernard.
“Simply spoke to Brandon for what’s going to seemingly be the final time,” she wrote. “Hardest name I’ve ever had. Brandon, selfless as at all times, was targeted on his household and ensuring they’re okay. He informed me to not cry as a result of our struggle isn’t over.”
Kardashian West stated she additionally felt for the victims and their households however didn’t imagine Bernard’s dying would make issues proper. She insisted he was rehabilitated and deeply remorseful for his involvement within the crime, which passed off when he was 18 years outdated.
“My coronary heart breaks for everybody concerned, together with the victims households and under no circumstances am I diminishing the loss their household has been ,” she tweeted two hours earlier than Bernard’s dying.
Bernard is the ninth prisoner to be executed after the Trump administration ended a 17-year pause in federal executions in July.
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