Cyntoia Brown, who served 15 years of a life sentence, will be a free woman sometime next week!!!!
Brown spent 15 years behind bars for killing her rapist and she will be walking out of a Tennessee women’s prison next week as a free woman.
Just 16 years old, Brown began dating this 24-year-old man known as “Kut Throat” who according to her physically and sexually abused her, also forcing her to become a sex worker. He sent her to meet a trick, 43-year-old Johnny Allen, on an August day. It was reported that Allen picked her up from their local Sonic fast-food restaurant, bought her some food and then took her back to his house to get better acquainted.
Brown said Allen tried to scare her by showing her the guns he owns and bragging about being in the military. Through the end of it all, Brown never denied pulling the trigger and shooting Allen in the head as he slept in bed.
Via Vibe magazine:
At 16, Brown was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison only being eligible for parole after serving 51 years. In 2012, the U.S. Supreme court ruled juveniles given a life sentence without the possibility of parole was unconstitutional. This didn’t apply to Tennessee because parole was a possibility only after serving half-century. Juvenile justice reformers called the ruling “a virtual life sentence.”
Filmmaker Dan Birman released a documentary about Brown’s case back in 2011 which sparked the interest of successful Nashville attorney Charles Bone who took on her case pro bono. Bone, one of many, began to advocate for Brown, and thanks to social media and celebrities, her case quickly got the attention of the masses and exploded!
Bone paid Brown a visit to deliver the good news she would be getting out in August. He asked if she was mad that it would take six more months to be released, Brown responded:
“Are you crazy? I was supposed to get out when I was 67 years old. “
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