Cyntoia Brown is Granted Clemency – Cyntoia Brown, a Tennessee woman who is sentenced to life for murder of a man is granted full clemency.
Cyntoia Brown is Granted Clemency:
On Monday by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, serving a life sentence for killing a man murder of a man who picked her up and took her to his home. Cyntoia Brown will be eligible for release on Aug. 7 after serving 15 years in prison and will remain on parole for 10 years.
Bill Haslam, a Republican, said the decision comes after careful consideration of “what is a tragic and complex case.” and added “Cyntoia Brown committed, by her own admission, a horrific crime at the age of 16,Yet, imposing a life sentence on a juvenile that would require her to serve at least 51 years before even being eligible for parole consideration is too harsh, especially in light of the extraordinary steps Ms. Brown has taken to rebuild her life.”
Why Was Cyntoia Brown In Jail:
According to Cyntoia Brown, Johnny Allen, a 43-year-old Nashville real estate agent, was a stranger to Brown when he picked her up in his truck at a Sonic Drive-In and solicited, taking her to his home, so she admitted to shooting Allen in the back of the head while they were in his bed, after she thought she saw him pulling out a gun. In 2006, Brown was convicted of first-degree murder and aggravated robbery and sentenced to life in prison is Granted Clemency.
Brown said Monday, Brown thanked the governor for his “act of mercy in giving me a second chance. I am thankful for all the support, prayers and encouragement I have received, We truly serve a God of second chances and new beginnings.”
Cyntoia Brown was born 29 January 1988 (age 30 years), Tennessee, United States and her parents named Georgina Mitchell, Thomas Brown, Ellenette Brown.