Kim Kardashian visited convicted murderer Kevin Cooper on death row and has stated she is ‘hopeful of getting him cleared’.
The 38-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star has been studying law and has become prominent judicial reform campaigner.
The reality star’s latest case is Kevin Cooper, who was sentenced to death in 1983 after being found guilty of four killings.
Kim visited the 61-year-old on death row at California’s San Quentin State Prison and has stated that she is looking to prove his innocence.
She documented the visit on Twitter , posing alongside Cooper, before revealing her thoughts on his crimes.
She wrote: “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.”
Kim was in a sombre mood, wearing a black outfit for the meeting while Cooper wore a blue prison-issue top.
She thanked California governor Gavin Newsom for halting further executions in California, where the death penalty is legal.
Kim said: “I am hopeful that Kevin will be exonerated since DNA testing has now been ordered on Kevin’s case and I remain grateful to Governor Newsom for ending capital punishment in California.”
According to reporters TMZ, Cooper was convicted of killing a husband and wife, their 10-year-old daughter and their 11-year-old neighbour.
Last year Kim asked Jerry Brown, the then-governor of California, to review Cooper’s case, citing evidence he had been framed.
DNA testing has been ordered and results are pending.
This is not the first case she has taken an interest in. Kim was pivotal in the case of grandmother Alice Marie Johnson, whose life sentence for drugs offence was commuted by Donald Trump last year.