Snoop Dogg is joining the fight to help free a man from prison who has been jailed for 39-years over a crime he allegedly did not commit.
"Leroy Evans what up it’s your boy Snoop Dogg. Keep your head up, that DNA evidence gonna come they for you loved one," Snoop said in a video taped for the imprisoned man, who is currently behind bars in Pennsylvania for 1980 murder of Emily Leo.
Snoop, much like Ice-T, has been told there is a chance for Evans to be freed from prison if a DNA test can prove he wasn't linked to the killing. "Stay strong, I know you waited 39 years but it’s going to come through for you. There is a God -- so says Snoop Dogg," the rapper advised.
Evans also has a grassroots campaign out appealing to local officials as they push to get him a DNA test, but so far he has not been granted one. Officials in Delaware County believe any DNA collected back when the murder occurred would have degraded over time, but those in Evans' camp believe there is precedence for running the tests and hope it will help clear the man's name.
Snoop and Ice-T are among the stars, like Kim Kardashian, using their celebrity to help reform the prison system.