(HorizonPost.com) – On June 20, 1999, Brandon Bernard, then 18 years olds, met with a group to plan out an armed robbery. He provided the Glock .40 handgun eventually used in the crime. Bernard was part of the gang that drove around for hours with the victims locked in the trunk of their car. The victims were finally murdered on the military base at Fort Hood, Texas.
On June 1, 2000, the accused were duly convicted by a jury and sentenced to death for their actions. Several courts reaffirmed the ruling over the past 20 years, including the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on September 9, 2020. That decision also noted the appeal suddenly included accusations of prosecutorial misconduct, which had never been raised before. The allegations have led to calls by surviving jurors and celebrities for President Donald Trump to intervene.
A terrible case has been brought to my attention and I need your help. Without it, on December 12th Brandon Bernard is going to be executed for a crime he participated in as a teenager. pic.twitter.com/PkbpAprMbv
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) November 29, 2020
The idea of the death penalty has long been one of the many issues that separate the Conservatives and Liberals, but it’s something the Founding Fathers did contemplate. The due process clause of the Fifth Amendment says that a person cannot be “deprived of life, liberty, or property” without it. It’s unknown whether Trump will respond to the requests.
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