Kim Kardashian is working on another case.
After her successful quest to get Alice Johnson released from prison, Kim now has her legal sights set on the plight of San Quentin Prison death-row inmate Kevin Cooper.
She’s asking California Gov. Edmund “Jerry” Brown to retest DNA evidence in his case.
“Governor Brown, can you please test the DNA of Kevin Cooper?” Kardashian, 37, tweeted twice on Saturday, along with New York Times articles about the case.
Cooper, 59, was convicted of the murders of Douglas and Peggy Ryen, their 10-year-old daughter Jessica and her friend, 10-year-old Chris Hughes, in Chino Hills, Calif., 1985.
Since his conviction, Cooper has maintained his innocence and has exhausted all appeals for his conviction, according to the San Diego Tribune.
Some of Cooper’s advocates argue that the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department tampered with DNA evidence to frame Cooper and that this evidence – found on a t-shirt Cooper says he never wore — should be retested.
In an op-ed on Sunday, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote that the sole survivor of the murders, 8-year-old Joshua Ryen, told investigators the killers had been three or four white men – but that cops preferred to focus on Cooper instead.
Last month, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-San Francisco) also called on the governor to allow the DNA to be retested.
Gov. Brown hasn’t announced his decision yet. His spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
It looks like Kim may have found new purpose. Good for her.