Kim Kardashian is once again using her expansive platform to raise money for good causes, calling on President Donald Trump to commute the death sentence against inmate Brandon Bernard. Kim Kardashian has asked President Trump to halt the planned execution of Brandon Bernard while she continues her work as a lawyer.
On November 29, she began a lengthy Twitter message calling for Brandon Bernard to be executed for a crime he committed as a teenager. Even a former prison guard has said that although he was incredibly young at the time, his sentence should be commuted. The truth is that Christopher Vialva and I were both incredibly younger then and far too young to have been sentenced to death if the crime were to happen today. No one should die for the crimes they have committed or the mistakes they have made at 18, but above all they should not die because they have committed crimes and been convicted.
In a press release on Wednesday, Owens said: “By refusing to delay the execution of Brandon Bernard, the court has allowed the government to shirk responsibility for hiding critical evidence that would have altered the outcome of Brandon’s conviction. A death penalty lawyer who represented Bernard in his first appeal told me he had never seen such a closely planned federal execution.
In 1999, Bernard and his accomplices murdered Youth Minister Todd Stacie Bagley during a carjacking on a military reservation. The Piru Bloods Gang and their leader Dwayne Vialva attack Todd and Stacie on June 21, 1999. The following day, they hired Vialsva and Lewis Sparks to help with the CarJacking plan.
Vialva and Brandon Bernard, 39, were sentenced to death in federal district court in Waco. Bernard and his accomplices brutally murdered the Bagleys on a military reservation in 1999, the Justice Department said. In 2000, Bernard was found guilty along with an accomplice, Christopher Vialsva, of carjacking the Fort Hood Army base in Texas and killing Youth Minister Todd and Stacie Bagley, a member of the Piru Bloods Gang.
Bernard and Vialva were tried together in 2000 and found guilty and sentenced to death for killing and robbing Todd and Stacie Bagley. In 2000, Bernard was charged with storming Fort Hood Army Base in Texas with his accomplice Christopher Vialsva and killing Todd, a member of the Piru Bloods Gang. They were tried together in federal district court in Waco, Texas, in U.S. District Court in the District of Texas. Brandon Bernard and Christopher “Andre” Vialva was convicted jointly of murder, robbery, and robbery of youth ministers and sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole, the Ministry of Justice said. He was sentenced to death jointly by a federal court on 5 July 2010 and 30 June 2011.
Bernard and his co-defendant Christopher “Andre” Vialva were convicted in 2000 of murdering Todd and Stacie Bagley, who were then youth chaplains. They were scheduled to appear together in U.S. District Court in Waco, Texas, on July 5, 2010, and June 30, 2011, and were both convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole. In 2000, Bernard and Vialsva and two of their accomplices, Michael “Mikey” Smith and Michael D’Angelo, were convicted together and were living in the same cell at Fort Hood military base in Texas with Todd, a youth pastor.
An autopsy revealed Stacie Bagley died of smoke inhalation and Bernard was sentenced to death for her death. The U.S. Supreme Court denied his emergency stay request Thursday night, but he was pronounced dead at 9: 27 p.m., according to his lawyer Michael D’Angelo, a defense attorney in the trial of Bernard and his co-defendant Christopher “Andre” Vialva, who was convicted of murder in 2000 and sentenced to life in prison without parole for his role in Stacee’s death and Todd’s murder. He was pronounced dead on June 30, 2011, after being pronounced dead on July 5, 2010, on the eve of his trial in federal court in Waco, Texas.
Addressing the families of Todd and Stacie Bagley, Bernard said: ‘I am sorry for the loss of my wife Stacee and my family.
Bernard’s lawyers say prosecutors and jurors had an incomplete picture of Bernard and his background at the time of his conviction. Angela Moore, a former federal prosecutor who defended Bernard’s death sentence on appeal, wrote an essay last month titled, “I helped put Brandon Bernard on federal death row. In it, she observes the death sentence against him, which she had to defend during the appeal process. McClung said: “At Brandon’s trial it seemed to me he was quite broken and very scared, but not in a bad way.
Bernard was convicted along with four others of murdering a woman in a New York apartment complex in the early 1990s. Bernard was guilty of murdering two women and was found guilty of murdering four other women at the time of his conviction.