TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Dec 20, 2017
Lawyers for Cyntoia Brown, the Nashville trafficking victim jailed at the age of 14 for killing a man who picked her up, have officially filed an application seeking clemency from Gov. Bill Haslam, the Nashville Scene reports. Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, Davidson County Juvenile Court Judge Sheila Calloway and state Rep. Jeremy Faison are among those who have written leaders asking Haslam to grant her release. Brown’s lawyers are asking the governor to commute her sentence to second-degree murder, which would allow her release.