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Apr 19, 2020

Watch the trailer for Netflix’ MURDER TO MERCY: THE CYNTOIA BROWN STORY

In 2004, 16-year-old Cyntoia Denise Brown was arrested in Nashville, Tennessee, for murdering a 43-year-old man who picked her up for sex.

Brown was tried as an adult and sentenced to life in prison — Cyntoia’s fate seemed sealed.

The film shows the complexity of a child who was the product of three generations of violence against women in her biological family.

And how in 2019, after nearly 10 years of legal challenges, Governor Bill Haslam granted her request for clemency.

Haslam did so following a slow shift in the state for legislative change in juvenile sentencing laws and having seen evidence of her maturity, education, and good behavior as a prisoner.

Directed and produced by Daniel H. Birman, and edited and produced by Megan E. Chao.

Begins Streaming On Netflix April 29

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