Kim Kardashian West has weighed in on a Texas death row case.
The reality television star and entrepreneur tweeted at Gov. Greg Abbott early Saturday, urging him to "do the right thing" for death row inmate Rodney Reed.
Kardashian West had just finished watching the film "Just Mercy," based on the true story of lawyer Bryan Stevenson and his work on the wrongful conviction case of Walter McMillian in Alabama in the early 90s.
I just saw the movie Just Mercy, the film about Bryan Stevenson's book starring Jamie Foxx & Michael B Jordan. wow I cried!!! I know it doesn't come out until January but you all have to see this!!! It's a true glimpse into the injustice that still happens today.— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian)October 19, 2019
After watching the movie I opened up my computer & opened up my email about a case I had recently been investigating,@FreeRodneyReed. I have been hearing about him and his story for the last week. On Nov. 20, Texas will execute Rodney Reed. I believe he is innocent.— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian)October 19, 2019
PLEASE@GovAbbott How can you execute a man when since his trial, substantial evidence that would exonerate Rodney Reed has come forward and even implicates the other person of interest. I URGE YOU TO DO THE RIGHT THING.— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian)October 19, 2019
Reed is scheduled to be executed on Nov. 20 for the murder of 19-year-old Stacey Stites in Bastrop County in 1996. On Saturday, Reed’s brother and mother were scheduled to speak at the 20th annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty at the Capitol about the case, which was featured this month on the "Dr. Phil" show.
Kardashian West, who announced earlier this year that she has begun a four-year law apprenticeship, visited the White House in 2018 to discuss prison reform and urge President Donald Trump to pardon Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old who was serving a life sentence for her role in a drug trafficking organization. Trump commuted Johnson’s sentence shortly after.