TN Gov. Haslam Grants Clemency to Sex Trafficking Survivor Cyntoia Brown

HeadlineJan 08, 2019
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Republican Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam granted full clemency to Cyntoia Brown Monday, after she had served 15 years in prison and after months of intense public pressure and outrage over her case. Brown was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of first-degree murder for shooting her rapist as a teenager. She was sexually trafficked and repeatedly abused and drugged. The shooting happened when Brown was just 16 years old, but she was tried as an adult. Brown, who is now 30 years old, is set to be released in August.

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