After nearly 23 years behind bars for murder, Momolu Stewart has been released from prison due to the assist of Kim Kardashian. Momolu Stewart, 39, was convicted in 1999 after being tried as an adult at age 16 — but had his life sentence suspended Friday and walked out of the DC Central Detention Facility a free man three days later.
“I was buried alive,” he told Oxygen. “So now, I’ve been resurrected. I’m back and I’m better.”
Stewart’s release came two months after Kardashian, 38, wrote a letter in his support to DC Superior Court Judge Robert Salerno. “While he cannot go back and change what happened when he was 16 years old, he takes responsibility for the pain he has caused to the victim’s family, and feels true remorse for his role in the crime that resulted in the loss of life,” Kardashian added. His mother killed his college professor father when he was 6 years old, and without a dad, Stewart “turned to the streets for guidance,” Kardashian wrote.