TN Supreme Court issues ruling regarding sentencing in Cyntoia Brown case
The Tennessee Supreme Court has made a ruling in connection with the sentencing of Cyntoia Brown, a Nashville woman convicted of murder as a teenager in the 90s.
According to the court, "a defendant convicted of first-degree murder committed on or after July 1, 1995, and sentenced to life in prison becomes eligible for release after serving a minimum of 51 years in prison."
Brown was 16 years old at the time she was arrested and was tried in adult court for first-degree premeditated murder and first-degree felony murder. After a jury convicted her, the judge combined the two murder convictions and sentenced her to life in prison.
Brown claims the murder was in self-defense and that she was forced into prostitution. Her cries for justice have captured the attention of a number of celebrities, including Kim Kardashian West and Rihanna.
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