Kim Kardashian calls for father of young girl killed in Uvalde shooting to be temporarily released from prison
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Kim Kardashian is advocating for the temporary release of the father of a young girl killed in the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting.
Eli Torres, the father of 10-year-old Eliahana “Ellie” Cruz Torres, has been incarcerated for a nonviolent drug offense. The 41-year-old reality TV star has called for his temporary release so that he can attend the young girl’s funeral. Her family is desperate to have her father, who is currently in prison for a non-violent drug offense, granted temporary release so that they can attend her funeral,” Kardashian wrote.
“So far, their requests have been denied. I ask the @officialFBOP for Eli Torres temporary release in order to say goodbye to his baby girl. That right is due to every parent. “
Kardashian has been working on criminal justice reform since deciding to become a lawyer. The SKIMS founder recently passed the “baby bar” test in California.
Kim Kardashian advocated for the release of Eli Torres, the father of a 10-year-old killed in the Uvalde elementary school shooting.
Torres has been serving time in a Kentucky federal prison for gang-related crimes and drug trafficking, according to the Houston Chronicle.
” The choices I made cost me. As a father, I could have prevented it from happening. It could have been stopped somehow. Torres said Torres protected her.
State Rep. Attica Scott has also been advocating for Eli’s temporary release. After Torres was denied release by the Bureau of Prisons, she wrote a letter to President Joe Biden.
Torres was one week away from having an in-person visit with his daughter before she was killed in the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School, according to the letter.
Uvalde, Texas, school shooter Salvador Ramos
(Uvalde Police Department)
Salvador Ramos, 18, shot and killed 19 children and two teachers on May 24.
Investigators shed no light on Ramos’ motive for the attack, which also left at least 17 people wounded. Texas Governor. Greg Abbott said Ramos, a resident of the small town about 85 miles (135 kilometers) west of San Antonio, had no known criminal or mental health history. We don’t see any motive or catalyst right at this time,” said Steve McCraw, of the Department of Public Safety.
Ramos legally bought the rifle and a second one like it last week, just after his birthday, authorities said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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