Parole Board Votes On Cyntoia Brown Case

Posted at 7:56 AM, May 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-23 23:51:04-04

The state parole board has voted on the Cyntoia Brown case and now the decision will be up to Governor Bill Haslam as to whether or not she gets out of prison. 

Brown was just 16-years-old when she shot and killed a man whom she said had bought her for sex. 

A clemency hearing was held Wednesday in which the board voted two in favor and two against, with two recommending reducing her sentence with possibility of parole in August 2029, after 25 years served. One person on the board recused himself from the vote. 

The recommendations will now go to Governor Haslam.

The story sparked national outrage last year after several celebrities, including Kim Kardashian and Rihanna, posted Brown's story on Twitter and Instagram. 

Her attorneys said Brown had been forced into prostitution and that had Allen paid her for sex.
They argued Brown shot him in self-defense.  

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