“Nate will die for a crime for which another man confessed and says that Nate had nothing to do with it,” Kardashian wrote.
Kim Kardashian West has sent her “heart and prayers” to the family of executed prisoner Nathaniel Woods.
The ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ star, who has been working on criminal justice reform for some time, was horrified to learn that the 44-year-old Alabama man convicted of shooting three police officers was executed after attempting save him
While he was being executed on Thursday, Kim tweeted: “Nate will die for a crime for which another man confessed and says that Nate had nothing to do with it. My heart and my prayers are with Nate and his family and all the defenders who worked tirelessly to save his life. ”
The 39-year-old reality star added later: “RIP Nathaniel Woods.”
Woods was sentenced to death in June 2004 for the murder of police officers Carlos Owen, Harley Chisolm and Charles Bennett.
And, although it was his roommate Kerry Spencer who fired the gun, prosecutors held him responsible, since, according to reports, it was his idea.
Both were executed despite the fact that the Supreme Court offered a small possibility of a pardon when Judge Clarence Thomas signed the execution order stating that he would be delayed “pending a new order from the undersigned or the Court.”
However, Governor Kay Ivey announced that she would not deliver a “postponement in this case.”
Alongside a copy of the document, law student Kim, who has worked with prisoners on death row, wrote: “The court lifted the temporary suspension of the execution of #NathanielWoods. The governor will NOT save her life. My heart and my prayers are with Nate and his family. This is a tragic example of injustice in the system: in a few minutes, Nate can die for a crime he did not commit (sic). ”
The letter read: “Governor Ivey has carefully reviewed the letter she sent on behalf of Nathaniel Woods dated March 3, 2020 requesting a postponement of the death penalty. Governor Ivey currently does not intend to exercise her powers of commutation or postponement in this case ””
Kim previously persuaded Donald Trump to release Alice Marie Johnson, who had been sentenced to life imprisonment for a minor drug offense.
The court has lifted the temporary stay of execution for #NathanielWoods. The governor will NOT save his life. My heart and prayers are with Nate and his family.— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 6, 2020
This is a tragic example of injustice in the system- in a few minutes Nate may die for a crime he did not commit. pic.twitter.com/mZPV7D8PPg