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.



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