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Kim Kardashian West tweets support for 'Making a Murderer's' Brendan Dassey

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Posted at 2:43 PM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 15:43:31-04

Kim Kardashian West weighed in Wednesday on the latest developments in the murder case made famous by Netflix's Making a Murderer.

On Wednesday, advocates for Brendan Dassey announced they would be filing a petition for clemency to Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers. Dassey and his uncle, Steven Avery, were convicted for the 2005 murder and rape of Teresa Halbach in Manitowoc County.

The 2015 Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer received widespread attention and cast doubts on Dassey and Avery's conviction.

Advocates for Dassey, in particular, have called into question the confession Dassey made in the Halbach case, claiming police forced a coerced confession. Dassey was 16 at the time, and his attorneys say he's intellectually disabled.

During Wednesday's announcement, Dassey's advocates promoted a website containing a list of documents related to his case, including a hand-written letter from Brendan addressed to Evers, asking for a pardon.

On Wednesday, Kardashian West tweeted a screen shot of Dassey's letter and called for Evers to read it.

Recently, Kardashian has turned to advocacy for criminal justice reform. She met with President Donald Trump to support the First Step Act and commute the sentence of Alice Marie Johnson. She also announced in April that she's studying to take the California bar exam.

Evers reestablished a pardon board in June, but under their current guidelines, no one who is serving a prison sentence can be considered until all their time is served. As of the publication of this story, the governors' office has not commented on Brendan Dassey's case.

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. #truecrime #wrongfulconviction #wrongfulconvictionpodcast #makingamurderer #BringBrendanHome pic.twitter.com/V0wSngQU3e

— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 3, 2019

This story was originally published by Alice Reed on WGBA in Green Bay, Wisconsin.