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Kim Kardashian West has been making a name for herself over the last couple of years with her continued focus on freeing prisoners who were wrongly accused and incarcerated. Her latest mission is to try to free Corey Miller aka C-Murder from prison. And, according to CNN, she and Miller’s ex-girlfriend R&B singer Monica are probably going to do just that.
One of Miller’s fans, a 16-year-old named Steve Thomas, was shot and killed in New Orleans in 2002, and shortly after the incident C-Murder was arrested. He was then sentenced to life in August of 2009. Recent reports about the case indicate that Kim and Monica have a really good chance in getting the rapper released, mainly because of recent developments that could very well work in his favor.
The Reasons C-Murder Should Be Released
C-Murder, who’s the younger brother of rap megastar Master P, was sentenced to life after a jury convicted him 10 to 2. According to Kardashian West, that wouldn’t stand in the year 2020. “The jury convicted Cory 10 to 2 and he was sentenced to life in prison,” she wrote in a line of tweets on Sunday, August 16th, 2020. “If his trial was today, the jury would have had to be unanimous for him to be convicted.”
“True Justice for the young man,” she continued to tweet, referring to the boy who was killed, “requires that the person who actually killed him be held responsible and that Corey Miller be returned home to his kids.”
Another reason that C-Murder should be released is because two witnesses have recanted their original testimonies. One of the men, Kenneth Jordan, originally testified that Miller had shot the boy in the chest once, and that he had actually seen flames from the gun. But, according to the New Orleans Advocate, in his new affidavit from June 2018, he said “I know that the individual who I saw shoot the gun was not Corey Miller.”
The Louisiana Weekly and Black America Web reported that Kenneth Jordan wasn’t even questioned by the police about the shooting until a year later when his newborn daughter was found dead. Kenneth’s baby’s mother ended up being convicted of the crime with a charge of manslaughter, but since she was only a teenager when the baby was born (16-years-old), Kenneth said that the cops had threatened him with a decade behind bars for killing the child if he didn’t point the finger at Miller for the murder.
Then, about a week later, a second witness came forward. His name was Darnell Jordan, and according to WDSU Channel 6 News he “claims he also felt pressure to lie and name Miller the shooter.”
In addition to these two guys recanting their testimonies, there were also claims going around about certain jurors being pressured into voting to convict Miller at the time when he was sentenced.
Kardashian West’s Continued Fight for Criminal Justice Reform
Just because Corey Miller’s rap name is C-Murder, doesn’t mean that he committed that crime, and Kardashian West could be just a person to get him out of jail. She has a good track record.
For example, in 2018, a first-time nonviolent drug offender named Alice Marie Johnson had been locked up since 1996. Just a few days after Kardashian West pleaded her case to President Trump, Johnson was released.
Kim is currently studying to become a lawyer, and according to reports helped free seventeen inmates over the course of three months in 2019. They were all first-time nonviolent drug offenders, so she provided funding for a campaign called The 90 Days of Freedom, which was developed after President Trump signed the First Step Act into law in December of 2018.
According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, “The Act was the culmination of a bipartisan effort to improve criminal justice outcomes as well as to reduce the size of the federal prison population while also creating mechanisms to maintain public Safety.”