"Imposing a life sentence on a juvenile that would require her to serve at least 51 years before even being eligible for parole consideration is too harsh," said Gov. Bill Haslam.
A Black Lives Matter member confronted Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, who only has six weeks left in office, making the case for Brown's clemency. Lawmakers are advocating for her as well.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has said he is considering the clemency request for Cyntoia Brown, a sex trafficking victim who was sentenced to life in prison for killing a man who picked her up for sex when she was a teen. The adept questioning of a member of Black Lives Matter Nashville prompted Haslam's statement.
Brown was a teen when she said she killed a white man in fear for her life.
A recent ruling in the case of Cyntoia Brown, a victim of sex trafficking sentenced to life for killing a man who picked her up for sex when she was a teen, is sparking outrage. The Tennessee Supreme Court has said Brown must serve at least 51 years in prison before she could be released.
The former Trump campaign coordinator and GOP state senator was found in a motel room with a minor after proposing they engage in "sexual stuff."
Ralph Shortey, a Republican former Oklahoma state senator and member of President Donald Trump's campaign team, is set to plead guilty to sex trafficking later this month after soliciting a 17-year-old boy to exchange in a sexual encounter.