Following support from celebrities like Rihanna and Kim Kardashian, the case of Cyntoia Brown has been put on the Tennessee Governor’s radar. According to WKRN, Governor Bill Haslam is gathering information on Brown’s case. The 29-year-old is spending life in prison for fatally shooting a 43-year-old man who solicited her as a prostitute when she was a teen.
As previously reported, Brown was a teen sex trafficking victim who killed a man she believed was about to attack her. He took her to his home, and she shot him in the back of the head with a .40-caliber handgun. Earlier, she was lured into a sex trafficking ring, and she says that she was forced into prostitution by a violent boyfriend, a pimp named “Kutthroat.”
Brown never denied the murder.
“I shot him,” she reportedly said, not long after the crime. “I executed him.”
She was sentenced to life in prison for the murder
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Cyntoia Brown, a Tennessee woman serving a life sentence in prison for murdering a man who solicited her for sex when she was a teenage sex trafficking victim, is touched to receive support from stars like Kim Kardashian West and Rihanna.
“We were very, very appreciative of the fact that such an incredible number of celebrities would join our plea,” said Brown’s attorney, Charles Bone in a New York Times report. “She was thrilled by the fact that people really cared.”
Celebrities have been shedding light on a tragic 2004 case of a teen sex trafficking victim who killed a 43-year-old man she thought was about to attack her. Cyntoia Brown was sentenced to life in prison for the murder at age 16 and is currently incarcerated in the Tennessee Prison for Women, according to The Tennessean. Now, advocates and celebrities alike have taken to social media with the trending
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