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Cyntoia killed the man who bought her when she was 16 - got the sentence of life imprisonment. Now she gets pardoned

5. august 2004 killed the then 16-year-old Cyntoia Brown eiendomsmekleren Johnny Allen (43) at his home in Nashville, Tennessee. Allen had paid the 16-year-old for her sexual services, which earlier that year to have been forced into prostitution by a pimp with the name "Cut throat".

Received sentence of life imprisonment

Brown was arrested the same day as the murder, after taking with him two guns, the man's wallet and car away from the scene of the crime.

During the trial in 2006, said Brown that she was afraid of Allen, who earlier that night had picked her up in a pickup to have sex with her.

She said that he behaved strange, and that he, as the two lay in bed, should have tried to get hold of his gun. She responded by taking up his own gun from the bag, and shoot him in the head. 16-year-old stated that she acted in self-defense.

Prosecutors, on their side, believed Brown killed Allen in order to steal from him. The jury found her guilty of deliberate murder, and she was sentenced to imprisonment for life. The judgment meant also that she first be able to apply for parole after 51 years behind the walls, when she is 67 years old.

Got stjernestøtte

Brown, who now is 30 years old, have been interviewed repeatedly over the years, both by the newspapers and in TV documentaries, and in the last year, she also stjernestøtte.

"imagine that you, as a 16-year-old being sold by a pimp by the name of Cut throat. After having been drugged for several days and raped by different men, you are bought by a 43-year-old overgrepsmann that takes you home to use you. You manage to find enough courage in you to fight back, shoot him and kill him. You are arrested as a result of this, is convicted as an adult and get life in prison".

It was the message in a picture that was shared repeatedly on social media in november of last year, among other things, of popstjerna Rihanna.

Also realitystjernen Kim Kardashian West spoke to the Brown case.

- It is heartbreaking to see a young girl being forced into prostitution, and when she first has the courage to turn back, will she imprisoned the rest of his life. We need to do things better and we must do what is right. Yesterday, I called my lawyers to see what we can do to fix this, she wrote on Twitter.

Is pardoned

Things may indicate that the stjernestøtten, and the massive attention, has helped Brown. Monday was, it is clear that the governor of Tennessee, Bill Haslam, benåder Brown.

7. august of this year she will be prøveløslatt, after having spent 15 years in prison, writes CNN.

"the Decision comes after a thorough assessment of what is a tragic and complex case. Cyntoia Brown has admitted to have committed a terrible crime when she was 16. But to idømme a minor a sentence of life imprisonment, which requires that she zones at least 51 years before she can prøveløslates, is too hard, especially in the light of the extraordinary actions Brown has taken to build his life up again. Change should be accompanied by hope", called it in a statement from the governor.

- I will do everything to justify the faith you have in me. I am grateful for all the support, prayers and encouragement I have been called it in a statement from Brown.

- Would have been seen as a victim of the day

Since Brown was sentenced in 2006 much has happened, among other things, has guidelines for lawsuits against the minors has been changed in Tennessee.

Now you must be over 18 years of age to be sentenced for prostitution, and children are automatically seen as the offended party in cases relating to human trafficking and coercion.

the legal system our would today seen her as a barnesexslave. She would be seen as a victim, the reporter, Stacy Case, who stumbled across the Brown case when she investigated the messages about human trafficking and prostitution in Tennessee, stated.

And now release i.e. Brown out of prison. Prøveløslatelsen requires that she not violate any state or federal laws for the next 10 years, that she works and that she attends counseling, writes the news agency AP.

Brown has used the soon 15 years she has been in prison well. She will soon have completed a bachelor's degree, and according to the lawyers worked hard to change.

today, She is, as a woman, light years away from the traumatized 16-year-old she was. She guides young people, working with the school, and are planning to start a nonprofit organization, so that she can help other young people, " says Deni Smith, executive director of the nonprofit organization End Slavery Tennessee.

16-year-old shot and killed the man who had bought her. The zones she for a lifetime
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