Kim Kardahian West has angered the mother of a young boy who was murdered at a sleepover by voicing her support for the man convicted of his murder.
Mary Ann Hughes said Kardashian West’s involvement in trying to exonerate the convicted killer “makes me feel sick to my stomach”.
In 1983, Mary Ann’s son Christopher was stabbed to death while he was sleeping over at a friend’s house in Chino Hills, California.
Christopher was murdered alongside Douglas and Peggy Ryens and their 10-year-old daughter Jessica, at their home. The Ryens’ eight-year-old son survived the attack.
The man convicted of quadruple murder, Kevin Cooper, has always maintained his innocence, saying he was framed.
He is currently incarcerated on death row at San Quentin State Prison in California, but Kardashian West is trying to secure his release.
The testing of evidence during his last appeal included testing of a t-shirt believed to be the killer’s, which was found to have Cooper’s blood and test tube preservative on it.
Cooper’s supporters think this is an indication evidence was tampered with as the blood on the t-shirt could’ve been put there from the inside of a test tube that contained his blood, instead of splattering occurring during the murders.
Cooper is now awaiting results of additional DNA testing.
Kardashian West visited him in the maximum security facility and posted a picture of them together, with a caption asserting that she believes he’s innocent:
I had an emotional meeting with Kevin Cooper yesterday at San Quentin’s death row. I found him to be thoughtful and honest and I believe he is innocent of the crimes for which he was convicted. pic.twitter.com/FveajjjA5y
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 1, 2019