TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 1, 2018
Cyntoia Brown, the Nashville woman who is serving life in prison for a murder committed when she was 16, has a new court date to challenge her sentence after national attention was brought to her case by celebrities and activists. The Tennessean reports that the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati will hear oral arguments on June 14 from attorneys who say her sentence was unconstitutional. Brown was first jailed in 2004 after her conviction of shooting a 43-year-old man who picked her up. Advocates say Brown was a victim of sex trafficking and during the incident she feared for her life.