Why Kim Kardashian is Calling For C-Murder's Release

Kim Kardashian West is now fighting for the release of New Orleans rapper C-Murder.

The move is part of the reality star's campaign to fight mass incarceration in America.

C-Murder, whose real name is Corey Miller, is the brother of rapper Master P and was convicted of murdering teenager Steve Thomas in New Orleans in 2002. He is currently serving a life sentence at the Louisiana State Penitentiary.

The rapper, 49, has always maintained his innocence, and now, new evidence has come to light.

"The jury convicted Corey 10-2 and he was sentenced him to life in prison. If his trial was today, the jury would have had to be unanimous for him to be convicted," Kardashian West said in a series of tweets to her 66.4 million followers on Sunday.

#FreeCoreyMiller

On January 18, 2002 a tragedy occurred when a young man was killed. The next day Corey Miller was arrested for the murder.

— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) August 16, 2020

"Since his trial, witnesses have recanted, new evidence of his potential innocence has come to light, and there are claims of jurors being pressured into voting to convict."

WDSU reports that two witnesses both said in 2018 Miller wasn't the shooter and they felt pressured to lie under oath.

Kardashian West added: "True justice for the young man requires that the person who actually killed him be held responsible and that Corey Miller he returned home to his kids."

Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian is pictured in Paris in 2018. She had criticized the execution of Nathaniel Woods in Alabama over the shooting of police officers in 2004 as an example of injustice.

The 39-year-old is teaming up with Miller's ex-girlfriend, R&B singer Monica for the campaign.

She also acknowledged the family of Steve Thomas, saying: "My heart goes out to the family of Steve Thomas. I can only imagine how hard this is and my intention is never to open up this painful wound but to help find the truth behind this tragedy."

Monica, whose real name is, Monica Denise Arnold, has responded publicly to her and Kardashian West's campaign.

"@cmurder & I are bonded by truth, honesty & Loyalty!" she shared on Instagram. "There's never been a promise broken & I vowed to seek help! After a tearful conversation with @lala she and I spoke to @kimkardashian & I explained why I KNEW Corey was innocent... I shared that There are lots of issues in Corey's case that speak to his innocence including witnesses recanting their testimony, dna not matching & a 10-2 jury!"

Arnold added: "Corey deserves to come home to his girls and be the father they need, be the artist & leader he's always been as well as spread hope to those who have also experienced this.."

Miller himself also seems to have posted on Instagram to thank his ex Arnold and Kardashian West.

He wrote: "Moses when they took me I told you go live your life because you didn't deserve what the system was about to do to me. You still stood for me, without me asking created a team that could change the outcome of a very unfair fate! You been Forever Tru , One in a Lifetime!! @monicadenise got em saying #FreeCoreyMiller."

Miller's case is part of Kardashian West's fight for criminal justice reform. In 2018, she highlighted the case of Alice Marie Johnson, a first-time nonviolent drug offender who'd been serving a life sentence since 1996.

President Donald Trump commuted her sentence just days after Kardashian West pleaded Johnson's case to the president.