Family Of Murder Victim Slams Kim Kardashian For Supporting Prison Release

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Leena Nasir Entertainment Reporter
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Kim Kardashian is facing backlash for advocating for the release of inmate Corey Miller, who raps under the name C-Murder and was sentenced to life in prison in 2009 for the murder of a boy named Steve Thomas.

Thomas’ family says the prospect of C-Murder’s release is causing them relive their loss, and they have vocally opposed the release of the man who allegedly killed 16-year-old Thomas, according to TMZ. George Thomas, the victim’s brother, said the media frenzy surrounding the case has led to interest from other celebrities, which makes it challenging for the family to properly mourn the loss of their loved one.

George noted there was a significant amount of evidence collected that points to C-Murder as his brother’s killer, and he believes celebrities are rallying around this case because they want the former No-Limit rapper released form jail. George said that’s not the common thought among non-celebrities, who believe he should remain behind bars and suffer the consequences of his alleged actions, according to TMZ.

Kardashian took action Thursday, in accordance with a new Louisiana law that allows incarcerated prisoners to prove their innocence. She noted that C-Murder was convicted based on the testimony of two witness, both of whom have recanted their original testimony, according to TMZ.

C-Murder was found guilty of second degree murder in the beating and shooting death of Steve and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The rapper appealed his case to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2011, but they refused to hear the case, upholding the original conviction, according to TMZ.

Kardashian became involved after C-Murder’s legal representatives argued he didn’t receive a fair trial, citing jury irregularities. (RELATED: Kim Kardashian Revealed She Failed The ‘Baby Bar’ As She Studies To Become A Lawyer)

“One juror cast a guilty vote not based on the evidence but because she wanted to end deliberations to protect another juror who refused to convict Miller but was targeted by other jurors to change her mind,” C-Murder’s legal team said, according to TMZ.