BRANDON Bernard has been executed – despite a desperate last ditch plea by campaigners led by Kim Kardashian to have his death sentence scrapped.
Bernard – who was convicted of the murder of two youth ministers when he was a teen in 1999 – died by lethal injection at 9:33pm CT on Thursday at a prison facility in Terre Haute, Indiana.
His execution was the ninth carried out by the federal government in 2020 and the first during the presidential period between an election and an inauguration in more than a century.
President Trump resumed federal executions following a 17-year hiatus.
Kim begged the president to commute the death sentence and allow the inmate to spend the rest of his days behind bars – insisting his role in the shocking crime was “minor”.
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