Lawyers file appeal for Tennessee teen with life sentence

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www.washingtontimes.com—NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Lawyers for a Tennessee woman imprisoned for life after she shot and killed a man who solicited her as a prostitute are challenging her sentence. The Tennessean reports 29-year-old Cyntoia Brown's lawyers filed the appeal Monday, after several celebrities recently called for her release. Brown has ...

Cyntoia Brown, Woman Sentenced to Life in Prison at 16, Challenges Life Sentence. Cyntoia Brown, the woman who was backed by several celebrities after her controversial case went viral, is challenging her life sentence in prison. Brown, 29, was a 16-year-old victim of sex trafficking in Tennessee in 2004 when she fatally shot Johnny Mitchell Allen, a 43-year-old real estate agent who had solicited her for sex, according to court documents and multiple local reports. She has now filed an appeal in federal court challenging her sentence, according to The Tennessean. Brown’s...