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Cyntoia Brown Bio
|Cyntoia Denise Brown was born on 29th January 1988. She at the age of 16, was convicted of murder. Her story is detailed in Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story, a 2011 documentary by filmmaker Dan Birman. In 2018, several celebrities, notably Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, and Cara Delevingne took an interest in Brown’s case and took to social media to raise the awareness about it.
On 7th January 2019, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced he was commuting Cyntoia Brown’s sentence of life in prison to 10 years of supervised parole.
|Cyntoia Brown Age||She was born on 29th January 1988Tennessee, U.S.|
|Cyntoia Brown Conviction(s)||Murder|
|Cyntoia Brown Criminal penalty||51 years to life imprisonment, commuted to time served in 2019|
|Victims||Johnny Mitchell Allen|
|Imprisoned at||Tennessee Prison for Women|
Cyntoia Brown Early life
Cyntoia Brown was born Tennessee, U.S. to parents Georgina Mitchell. Her father is unknown. Mitchell drank alcohol during her pregnancy, which Brown’s defense attorneys would later claim to have caused her to have been born with a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, and, after Brown was born, Mitchell began to use crack cocaine.
Her mother was, unfortunately, unable to care for her infant daughter, and she placed the child up for adoption with Ellenette Brown, also known as Ellenette Washington. Although Washington tried to provide a stable home for Cyntoia, she ran away from home in 2004, then 16 years old. She began associating with a man named Garion McGlothen Jarvis, also known by his street name Kut-Throat or simply Kut, who would become her pimp and force her into sex-trafficking. As the two were homeless, they took up residence at an InTown Suites, with Brown supporting the two of them through involuntary prostitution. During this time, McGlothen reportedly threatened, beat, and raped Brown on multiple occasions.
The state of Tennessee v. Cyntoia Denise Brown
Cyntoia Brown Murder of Johnny Allen
On the night of 6th August 2004, Brown who at the time was 16-years-old, met Johnny Mitchell Allen, a 43-year-old real estate broker and United States Army veteran, in the parking lot of a Sonic Drive-In on Murfreesboro Road in Nashville, Tennessee, a known red-light district. Brown agreed to have sex with Allen for the price of US$150. The two ordered dinner and Allen drove to his home on Mossdale Road. At some point during the evening, while Allen was sleeping, Brown shot Allen in the back of the head with a .40-caliber handgun she carried on her person and stole from Allen’s residence US$172 in cash, several firearms, and a vehicle, a Ford F150. She then drove Allen’s vehicle to InTowne Suites, to meet her pimp.
Cyntoia Brown Arrest and trial
Brown was arrested and charged with one count of premeditated murder, one count of murder, and one count of aggravated robbery. Despite being under 18, she was tried as an adult. Brown initial statements to the police claimed that she’d acted in self-defense, but forensic evidence showed that Allen had been asleep and shot in the head from behind at the time of his death. Additionally, Brown admitted to stealing Allen’s cash and property and expressed her intention to pawn the stolen rifles. Prosecutors took the stance that Brown had not been in danger and that she’d murdered Allen to steal from him. She was ultimately found guilty of murder and sentenced to 51 years to life in prison.
Cyntoia Brown Aftermath
Brown was serving her sentence at the Tennessee Prison for Women, a maximum security detention facility in Nashville, Tennessee. She would have been eligible for parole at age 67.
Brown’s former pimp, Garion L. McGlothen, also known as Gary McGlothen and Kutthroat, died on 30th March 2005, aged 24, having been shot and killed by a man named Quartez Hines. Brown’s story was featured in the 2011 documentary, Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story.
Cyntoia Brown Tennessee Supreme Court
On 6th December 2018, The Tennessee Supreme Court issued a ruling on Cyntoia Brown’s case, stating that she would be eligible for parole after serving 51 years.
Cyntoia Brown Parole and Clemency Hearings
On 7th January 2019, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced he was commuting Cyntoia Brown’s sentence of life in prison to 10 years of supervised parole. This came a year after several celebrities, notably Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, and Cara Delevingne took an interest in Brown’s case and took to social media to raise the awareness about it.
Cyntoia Brown was granted executive clemency by the governor of Tennessee for a life sentence over killing a man when she was 16. Brown says she was a victim of child trafficking. https://t.co/CmSPQt7xFb
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) January 7, 2019