After 15 years behind bars, Cyntoia Brown is free


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) —Cyntoia Brown is free.

It's been 15 years to the day since those words were true. Brown spent a decade and a half behind bars on charges of murder and robbery, but was granted clemency from former Gov. Bill Haslam.

Brown says she was a sex trafficking victim when she killed Nashville real estate agent Johnny Allen in 2004.

Facing life behind bars, Brown worked to earn a degree and fought for her freedom. After a nationwide plea to #FreeCyntoiaBrown, Gov. Haslam granted her clemency in January.

WZTV has been extensively investigating Brown's road to freedom.

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