USA, Nashville.- Tennessee Governor, Bill Haslam, Indult today Cyntoia Brown, the 30 year old woman victim of sex trafficking sentenced to life imprisonment for 16 years to kill a man who paid to have sex with her. Brown will be released August 7 after paying a 15-year sentence.
"I take this decision carefully to consider this complex and complex case," the governor said in a statement. "As she admitted, Cyntoia Brown committed a terrible crime when she was 16. But to impose a lifetime on a young woman who needed to pay at least 51 years of imprisonment herself to be eligible for parole, it's too hard, especially after The extraordinary steps that Ms. Brown has taken to rebuild his life, "he added.
Brown food shot in 2004 to Johny Mitchell Allen, 41 years old. The man had taken that young woman to his house and had paid him for having sex. According to Brown, I shot him because I feared for his life because I thought the man was looking for his weapon to kill her.
At that time, the young woman lived with her boyfriend for 24 years, a "pimp" known as "Throat Kut" who forced her to prostitute herself and inflicted her. She was punished for an adult and sentenced to life. In December, the Tennessee Supreme Court had decided that he should be in jail for at least 51 years until he was eligible to be released.
The young woman completed a university's career while she was unlocked. According to the governor, "many members of the Department of Corrections and Volunteers testified to their extraordinary transformation while in prison."
The case was celebrated by several celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Rihanna, who had supported her publicly.