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The democratic leader in the U.S. state of Tennessee demanding to grant the state’s outgoing Republican Governor, the grace of a woman serving a life sentence for a murder she committed when she was a teenager.
At a press conference on Friday to draw attention to Cyntoia Brown, several Democrats, Gov. Bill Haslam asked to act before he leaves office next month, the Tennessean reported.
CYNTOIA BROWN, LIFE FOR MURDER, IS ASKING THE TENNESSEE PAROLE BOARD FOR MERCY: A LOOK AT YOUR CASE
“Don’t kick, Sr., Brenda Gilmore said that decision down the road for Gov.-elect [Bill] Lee,”,. “Keep them in prison for 51 years, is another travesty.”
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, shown in 2012, will be leaving office in January.
The state Supreme Court recently ruled that people convicted of first-degree murder in this state and sentenced to life imprisonment in July 1995, to serve at least 51 years before he is eligible for parole.
TENNESSEE PAROLE BOARD ABOUT THE RELEASE IN THE MURDER CASE
Haslam has not said that he reached a decision in the matter not yet and would not for the treatment of Brown ‘ s case is different because of the publicity it has received.
“We check every aspect of it, as we said with some of the other … similar cases,” Haslam.
Brown admitted in the year 2004 fatal 43-year-old Johnny shoot All White while the two were in bed, because they believed he was reaching for the gun. She was 16 at the time.
Prosecutors argued she killed, White, real estate agent, to deprive in order.
Advocates said Brown, now 30, was a teenage prostitute at the time of the killing. You say she was the victim of sex trafficking, and has a associate’s degree earned while in prison.
WILL CYNTOIA BROWN IS PAROLED? ACE ATTORNEY joins TEAM FREE SEX VICTIMS of TEEN LIFE IMPRISONMENT FOR THE KILLING of JOHN
“We can’t forget, and we must not forget that Mrs. Brown was a victim,” said state Rep. Ray Clemmons.
He promised to provide once again a bill to bring in, juvenile records are checked.
Brown’s case has become a cause celebre, attracting the attention of celebrities such as Kim Kardashian West, Rihanna, and advocacy groups. She is also the subject of a PBS documentary.
To urge on Saturday, a few dozen activists marched at the Georgia state Capitol in Atlanta Haslam to mercy, grant Brown, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
“We demand that our sister Cyntoia be set free,” said Leah Allen, a Baptist minister.