Kim Kardashian advocated for Uvalde, Texas shooting victim’s dad

Kim Kardashian is making an attempt to assist the incarcerated father of a Uvalde, Texas, faculty capturing sufferer — by asking jail officers to free him in order that he can attend the kid’s funeral.

“That is Eliahana ‘Ellie’ Cruz Torres, 10 years previous, and one of many 19 victims of the capturing in Uvalde, TX,” Kardashian said in a tweet. “Her household are desperately hoping that her father, who’s incarcerated for a peaceful drug offense, be granted non permanent launch in order that he can attend her funeral.”

Eli Torres is an inmate at a federal jail in Kentucky for a gang-related drug-trafficking offense, the San Antonio Express News reported.

“Thus far their requests have been denied. I ask the @officialFBOP to grant Eli Torres non permanent launch in order that he can say his final goodbye to his child lady. Each father or mother deserves that proper.”

Kardashian’s plea might have come too late. She despatched the tweet Thursday, the identical day as Eliahana’s funeral. Her 11 a.m. service went on with out her father.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons denied Torres’ request to attend the funeral in particular person, however did enable him to observe a livestream of his daughter’s service from behind bars, according to the Express News.

Eliahana “Ellie” Cruz Torres was one of many 21 capturing victims at Robb Elementary College final week.
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“The alternatives I made, it value me,” he mentioned. “I might have prevented this from occurring, one way or the other, a way, as a father,” he instructed the Categorical Information. “I might have stopped it one way or the other. Protected her.”

In recent times, Kardashian has used her actuality TV platform and tens of millions of social media followers to attract consideration to many social causes and advocate for jail inmates. Most just lately in Texas, Kardashian lent her help to Texas demise row inmate Melissa Lucio. The Texas mother was convicted of killing her 2-year-old, however could have her conviction reviewed in mild of recent proof.

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