By Patricia Uyeh,
Earlier this week, the story of 16-year-old Cyntoia Brown who was arrested and tried as an adult for murder, went viral.
She was found guilty of killing Johnny Mitchell Allen, a 43-year-old man who paid her to have sex with him. Brown is now 29 and serving a 60 year sentence, with no possibility of parole until she serves 51 of those years.
According to reports, Cyntoia received a 60-year sentence and will not be eligible for parole until 51 years have been served. At her trial, Brown admitted to shooting Allen after they had intercourse.
Her attorneys presented evidence that she suffered from physical, sexual, and verbal abuse and was a third generation survivor of abuse. Cyntoia also testified that she was regularly beaten, choked, dragged, raped, and threatened at gunpoint in her home while growing up.
Brown’s case gained notoriety again this week, with tweets about it coming from multiple celebrities like Kim Kardashian West, Snoop Dog and TI.
Kim Kardashian West promised to send her attorneys to assist Cyntoia Brown. Her attorney, Shawn Holley, confirmed that she had instructed him to “find a way to help these women.”
She also added that the legal team has a call on Friday, November 24, to begin discussions with Brown’s team about how they could help.
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