Kim Kardashian West tweets support for Brendan Dassey’s plea for clemency to the governor.
Brendan Dassey, along with his uncle Steven Avery, was accused and convicted in the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach in 2007.
Advocates for Dassey issued a plea for clemency to Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers. Kim Kardashian West, who has been advocating for prison reform, weighed in on the appeal using her social media reach.
Dassye’s advocates had posted a list of documents related to Dassey’s case on a website, including a hand-written letter from Brendan to Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, asking for a pardon.
When NBC 26 posted the screen-shot of his letter, Kim Kardashian West retweeted the post with a description requesting the governor pay attention.
“Please @GovEvers Read this letter, “said Kim Kardashian West, who has 6.2 million twitter followers.
“I am writing to ask for a pardon because I am innocent and want to go home,” Dassey wrote. “If I would get to go home, I would like to get a job involving video games. I would like to help take care of my mom and one day have a son and a daughter of my own. I would name my daughter Grace, and my son Mizar, which is the name of a star in the big dipper.”
In her tweet, she included a podcast link in which Dassey is interviewed, titled “Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom,” with the hashtag #BringBrendanHome.
Dassey’s conviction, 13 years ago, was based mainly on his confession under interrogation.
Dassey’s attorneys claim that he was forced to confess by the police, who made false promises to Dassey if he spoke about the murder, According to WBAY. He was 16 years old at the time, and he is intellectually disabled.
Kim Kardashian West famously helped get the sentence of Alice Marie Johnson commuted, Johnson was a first-time non-violent drug offender, sentenced to life in prison. Kardashian West’s plea in the Oval Office to President Trump turned the tide, according to NBC 26 News.
Since her visit to the White House in 2018, she has been working with lawyers and activists on a national bipartisan advocacy group on criminal justice reform.
In a Vogue magazine interview In April, she announced that she’s studying to take the California bar exam in 2022 to become a lawyer.