The rapper, real name Corey Miller, is the brother of rap superstar Master P. In 2002, a Miller fan was shot and killed in New Orleans, according to CNN affiliate WDSU-TV. Miller was convicted of the murder in 2009. Since the shooting, Miller has maintained his innocence.
“The jury sentenced Corey 10-2 and sentenced him to life in prison. If his trial had taken place today, the jury should have been unanimous for him to be sentenced, ”Kardashian West said in a series of tweets on Sunday.
“Since his trial, witnesses have recanted, new evidence of his potential innocence has emerged, and there are allegations of jurors being pressured into voting to convict. ”
The two witnesses said in 2018 that Miller was not the shooter and that they felt pressured to lie under oath, WDSU reported.
“Corey deserves to come home with his daughters and be the father they need, to be the artist and leader he always has been and to spread hope to those who have gone through this as well. Monica said in an Instagram post.
Kardashian West is fighting for criminal justice reform. She made headlines in 2018 when Alice Marie Johnson, the first nonviolent drug offender serving a life sentence since 1996, was released from prison after President Donald Trump commuted her sentence. Her freedom came just days after Kardashian West pleaded Johnson’s case to Trump.
Since then, Kardashian West has pledged to reform prisons. She even started studying to become a lawyer last year and helped commute the life sentences of more than a dozen non-violent first-time drug offenders.
In April, the documentary “Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project” aired on Oxygen, showing the work behind her criminal justice reform initiative.
Alicia Lee of CNN contributed to this report.