Kim Kardashian breaks down in tears as she speaks to prisoner Brandon Bernard, 40, in final call before his execution

KIM Kardashian broke down in tears during her final phone call with death-row prisoner Brandon Bernard before he was executed.

The KUWTK star said she's "messed up" and has been "crying all morning" as Brandon, 40, was put to death for his part in the 1999 killing of Christian youth ministers Todd and Stacie Bagley.

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Brandon was 18 when he was found guilty, alongside Christopher Vialva, of carjacking and murdering the Bagleys at the Fort Hood army base in Texas 20 years ago.

He was executed by lethal injection on Thursday at a federal prison facility in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Kim, who made a last-minute plea for Brandon's execution to be overturned, said she "lost it" during their last conversation hours before his death.

The lawyer-in-training, 40, opened up about the “hardest call” she's ever made in her Instagram Stories.




"‘Just spoke to Brandon for what will likely be the last time. Hardest call I’ve ever had," the mother-of-four – who is married to Kanye West – wrote.

"Brandon, selfless as always, was focused on his family and making sure they are ok. He told me not to cry because our fight isn't over.

"When he told me he’s claustrophobic and they offered to give him a shot of Sedative to calm him down before they put him in the chair and he just didn’t want to panic, I literally lost it.

"I had to mute my phone so he wouldn’t hear me cry like that, we didn’t say goodbye [because] we wanted to be hopeful that we would talk again. We said see you soon."



After Brandon was executed, Kim said: "I'm so messed up right now. They killed Brandon. He was such a reformed person.

"So hopeful and positive until the end. More importantly he is sorry, so sorry for the hurt and pain he has caused others.

"As he was in the chair his attorney called me and they just had their last call and said this… Brandon said he loves you and wants to say thank you again. He said he doesn’t feel too claustrophobic in the chair."

She then shared a message to Brandon's supporters on his behalf.


"Brandon wanted me to tell every single person who worked on his behalf supporting him in any way, a huge thank you," she penned.

"He was certain he was gonna have the chance to tell you all himself and write you all letters but he told me to tell you all how grateful he is for you.

"His main message that he learned in his life was to not hang out with the wrong crowd. That was so important to him that he shared that with the youth. It got him caught up and he made poor choices."

The E! star – who has been fighting for prison reform for years – added that she doesn't "diminish" Brandon's crime and that her heart goes out to the victims' families.


"My fight to save a life from the unjust death penalty never takes away my empathy I have for the victims and their families. Everyone is hurting and no body wins here, I just pray for peace for everyone involved," the KKW Beauty founder wrote.

Kim has been studying as part of a four-year internship at a law firm to prepare for her bar exams in 2022.

Bernard was 18 when he and four other teenagers abducted and robbed Todd and Stacie Bagley on their way from a Sunday service in Killeen, Texas.

After his accomplice Vialva shot the couple in the head, Brandon doused their car with lighter fluid and set it on fire with their bodies in the back trunk.

His attorneys said Brandon believed both Bagleys were dead and that he feared the consequences of refusing Vialva's order to burn the car to destroy evidence.

Brandon reportedly addressed the families of his victims, Todd and Stacie Bagley, through the glass window before his execution telling them: “I'm sorry.

“That’s the only words that I can say that completely capture how I feel now and how I felt that day. I wish I could take it all back, but I can't."

Federal executions were resumed by Donald Trump in July after a 17-year hiatus.

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