The sex slave, sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of a client, pardoned after 15 years in prison

Monday, January 7, the Governor of Tennessee bill Haslam pardoned the 30-year-old Santoyo brown, which was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of a client when she was 16 years old.

Haslam, whose term expires in 2 weeks, they decided to forgive the former sex slave. 7 Aug brown leaves the walls of a prison cell and will be on parole for 10 years.

«Cintoia brown, by her own admission, committed a horrible crime at the age of 16 years. However, the sentencing to life imprisonment of juveniles, which would require that she served at least 51 years before you even be eligible for consideration of parole, too harsh, said Haslam — especially in light of the extraordinary steps taken by Mrs. brown to restore his life. Transformation must be accompanied by hope.»

Under the terms of the release, the woman must not violate the laws of the state or Federal laws, and also to get a job and have regular consultations.

History Of Sintii Brown

In 2004, 16-year-old brown was killed 43-year-old real estate agent johnny Mitchell Allen, who brought her to his home to have sex. According to the girl, she was scared that the men in the house had a lot of weapons, and in some moment it seemed to her that he is trying to take his gun, so she pulled out his and shot him. Then brown fled the scene, taking with him several things of Allen and his wallet.

When brown was arrested, she told me that she took the money out of fear to go back empty-handed to her pimp, known as «Cut throat» («Cut Throat»). The prosecution in turn argued that what the girl is doing has nothing to do with self-defence, and its main purpose was robbery.

After serving 15 years in prison, Cyntoia Brown has been granted full clemency from Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. Brown will be released on August 7 and will remain on supervised parole for 10 years.

— Justice Policy (@JusticePolicy) January 8, 2019

In 2006, a juvenile, brown was convicted as an adult and sentenced to life imprisonment for first-degree murder and theft.

5 years later, her case was again in the spotlight in connection with the release of the PBS documentary «Me facing life: the history of Cintoia» («Me Facing Life: Cyntoia»s Story»). In the film, brown told how she was forced into prostitution and repeatedly raped.

«The first time he did something with me, then began to choke me and I lost consciousness, said brown in the film. I earned money for him… He was not going anywhere to let me go. He said he will kill me.»

Thanks «Me Facing Life: Cyntoia»s Story» revealed that brown suffers from fetal alcohol syndrome, which can cause brain damage. This jury did not know. Her mother also admitted that drank heavily during pregnancy.

In the end, in 2017 even celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, singer Rihanna, comedian Amy Schumer and others, supported brown and began to demand her release. The Governor’s office was inundated with thousands of phone calls and letters from neravnodushnyh to the fate of brown.

«Thank you, Governor Haslam,» wrote Kardashian on Twitter shortly after the news about the pardon.

Brown also expressed his gratitude in a statement released by her legal team.

«I am grateful for all the support, prayers and help that I received, the appeal says. – The Lord was holding my hand the whole time, and I would never have achieved this without him.»

According to derri Smith, founder and CEO of the nonprofit organization End Slavery Tennessee, in 2015, brown received an associate’s degree at Lipscomb University and study for a bachelor’s degree. It also cooperates with Tennessee’s Juvenile Justice System to help advise young people at risk, and her supporters say she’s been a model prisoner during his imprisonment.