Momolu Stewart Biography
Momolu Stewart sentenced for life in 1999. He was found guilty of murder but on friday his life sentenced reduced by three days after a Washington DC judge rolling.
Momolu Stewart Age
He was 39 years old.
Momolu Stewart Kim Kardashian
He had made headlines after meeting the reality star while she was filming a documentary on criminal justice reform just months earlier.
Kardashian and Stewart met at the prison while she was shooting for her upcoming documentary “Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project,” about a month before she submitted her letter.
Stewart’s case will be featured in Kardashian’s two-hour documentary special, slated to air in Spring 2020.
He had served nearly 23 years in prison after being convicted, alongside Kareem McCraney, of the fatal shooting of Mark Roseburg, 23, on New Year’s Day 1997.
He said after his release Monday he would ‘appreciate the things that was taken away from me when I was such a young man’, adding: ‘You know, just smell the trees, just live life, and honor life.’
His stepfather Ronald Smith said: ‘It’s been a beautiful transformation. I’ve seen him come from a troubled, emotional youth to a secure, mature man.’
His mother killed his college professor’s father when he was 6 years old, and without a dad, Stewart “turned to the streets for guidance,” Kardashian wrote.
While in jail, Stewart earned his GED and took classes through the Georgetown Prison Scholars Program, according to Oxygen.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Momolu Stewart, 39, was convicted of murder in 1999 but had his life sentence reduced to time served plus three days by a Washington DC judge on Friday
- Footage showed Stewart leaving DC Central Detention Facility, hugging family
- Kim met with him in July when she went to the District Of Columbia Correctional Treatment Facility to learn about the Georgetown Prison Scholars program
- ‘I was buried alive. So now, I’ve been resurrected’, Stewart said Monday
- Stewart posted a picture of him with the star on Instagram and Kardashian wrote a letter of support for Stewart to use during his bid for re-sentencing
- He had served nearly 23 years in prison after being convicted, alongside Kareem McCraney, of the fatal shooting of Mark Rosebure, 23, on New Year’s Day 1997
- While in prison, Stewart got his GED, mentored others and took college courses