Kim Kardashian is continuing her work on social justice issues, now joining the campaign to free rapper Corey Miller from jail. Corey, who also goes by the name C-Murder was sentenced to life in prison in 2009 after being convicted of murdering 16-year-old Steven Thomas. The victim was shot and killed at a Louisiana nightclub.
Kim Kardashian Is Joining The Fight To Free Corey Miller
Kim tweeted her support for Corey saying “#FreeCoreyMiller On January 18, 2002, a tragedy occurred when a young man was killed. The next day Corey Miller was arrested for the murder.” His lawyers tried to appeal this controversial conviction several times but have proved to be unsuccessful. Kim continued her tweets saying “The jury convicted Corey 10-2 and he was sentenced him to life in prison. If his trial was today, the jury would have had to be unanimous for him to be convicted.”
“Since his trial, witnesses have recanted, new evidence of his potential innocence has come to light, and there are claims of jurors being pressured into voting to convict” Kim tweeted. In 2018, two witnesses said that Corey was not the shooter. They said that they felt pressured to lie so that he would be convicted. Corey has maintained his innocence since news of the murder first broke nearly two decades ago. “True justice for the young man requires that the person who actually killed him be held responsible and that Corey Miller is returned home to his kids. My heart goes out to the family of Steve Thomas. I can only imagine how hard this is and my intention is never to open up this painful wound but to help find the truth behind this tragedy” Kim wrote.
Corey’s Ex-Girlfriend Monica First Reached Out To Kim About The Case
Singer Monica was dating Corey at the time of the incident. She asked Kim to join her efforts in trying to free him. Kim is currently in her first year of law school and has been focusing on prison reform for the past few years. Monica posted several pictures with Corey on her Instagram. In the caption, she said “After a tearful conversation with @lala she and I spoke to @kimkardashian & I explained why I KNEW Corey was innocent… I shared that there are lots of issues in Corey’s case that speak to his innocence including witnesses recanting their testimony, DNA not matching & a 10-2 jury!”
In another post, she called him “the most thorough & reliable human ever.”
Kim Kardashian Has Helped Free Other People From Prison
In the past, Kim has appealed for the release of Alice Johnson who was serving a life sentence for a nonviolent drug offense. She enlisted a team of lawyers to work on Alice’s case and she was finally freed in June 2018. In 2019, Alice even modeled for Kim’s shapewear line Skims. Kim made it a mission to help women that were wronged by the criminal justice system by giving them new opportunities.
Kim has also spoken out about the cases of Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd as Black Lives Matter protests took place all over the world. She even offered to pay the medical bills for a teen that was shot in the face with a rubber bullet by police at one of the protests. She also used her platform yet again to help Alexis Martin get released from prison after 15 years. Alexis is a child sex trafficking survivor that was recently pardoned with other inmates amid the coronavirus pandemic.