UVALDE COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — Kim Kardashian has joined a growing number of voices asking the Federal Bureau of Prisons to release Eli Torres, the jailed father of Uvalde shooting victim, Eliahana ‘Ellie’ Cruz Torres, so he can attend his daughter’s Funeral.

Eli Torres is serving a 25-year sentence for drug trafficking in Kentucky.


Kim posted a photo of 10-year-old Torres Thursday with the message,

“Her family are desperately hoping that her father, who is incarcerated for a non violent drug offense, be granted temporary release so that he can attend her funeral.”

So far, requests for Ellie’s dad have been denied, Kim writes, “I ask the Federal Bureau of Prisons to grant Eli Torres temporary release so that he can say his last goodbye to his baby girl. Every parent deserves that right.”

Kardashian joins a swelling number of people who have also pushed for Torres to be able to attend the funeral.

In an interview with The Houston Chronicle, Torres said his mistakes cost him more than just his freedom, saying of the shooting, “I could have prevented this from happening, somehow, some way, as a father. … I could have stopped it somehow. Protected her.”