Gov. Haslam grants clemency to Cyntoia Brown

By , Daily Memphian Updated: January 08, 2019 8:49 AM CT | Published: January 07, 2019 12:04 PM CT
<span><strong>Cyntoia Brown, who is serving a life sentence for killing a man when she was a 16-year-old prostitute, talks with her attorney, Charles Bone (left), during her clemency hearing on May 23, 2018, at Tennessee Prison for Women in Nashville. On Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, Gov. Bill Haslam granted Brown clemency, commuting her sentence and enabling her to be released for parole supervision in mid-August after serving 15 years.</strong>&nbsp;(Lacy Atkins /AP Pool)</span>

Cyntoia Brown, who is serving a life sentence for killing a man when she was a 16-year-old prostitute, talks with her attorney, Charles Bone (left), during her clemency hearing on May 23, 2018, at Tennessee Prison for Women in Nashville. On Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, Gov. Bill Haslam granted Brown clemency, commuting her sentence and enabling her to be released for parole supervision in mid-August after serving 15 years. (Lacy Atkins /AP Pool)

Gov. Bill Haslam commutes the life prison sentence for a woman convicted of killing man when he picked her up for prostitution at age 16.

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