Woman sentenced to life for killing her alleged sex trafficker granted clemency

Cyntoia Brown was convicted in 2004 of the murder of Johnny Allen, a 43-year-old real estate broker she claims was trafficking her for sex.
2:44 | 01/07/19

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Transcript for Woman sentenced to life for killing her alleged sex trafficker granted clemency
I'd like to start by thanking governor has. It not only took. Mercy. And compassion. Reached the conclusion he reached. It's a great courage. And I think he needs to be applauded for that courage because not every. I want to think judge patsy Cottrell. And that may seem odd. See you. But if she had not invited Charles bound to see a movie. About since we're brown. The spark that lit the fire that listed today Morton a member of happens thank you troops control. I think I know personally every single lawyer that has represented incidentally has since the day she was first. Arrested and natural bar should be very proud of all the work that took place to lead to this day because. I don't think that. The bar in any other city would have stuck with this case and fought as hard as the natural part didn't under these circumstances. I want to think. The law firm of all McAllister Norton. For letting you practice here and being a cheerleader for a for Charles Bowman and his team as they fall hard on this case. I can't say I ever represented instant D'auria. But I can say that I certainly engaged in a lively conversation or to view Charles as he did. Every other advocate from the city from the country from the world that advocated for essentially I wanna say thank you to you as well. And following up on something that Charles said. I want to thank since Hoya. Because today is a moment of redemption. For our city her circumstances. Were tragic. And on that tragedy is something we can't forget it led to tragic consequences. But today his moment in Nashville where we can have a sense of redemption. Where we can all be freed from dozens of the past. Freed from our sense of imprisonment. And focus on what we can do going forward. To prevent these circumstances from happening again in our communities so she has fought hard to give us this moment of redemption. Let's not. Let's not let it pass with me dedicating ourselves to making this city a better place.

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