Murder to Mercy Releasing on 29th April, 2020: The crime drama-documentary of Netflix explores the case of the 16-year-old Cyntoia Brown who was charged for first-degree murder but was later granted clemency.
The case of Cyntoia Brown a woman from Nashville who was convicted of murder at the tender age of 16 in the year 2004 but was later granted clemency in the year 2019 after serving 15 long years of her life in a sentence. Her life documentary is shown by Netflix under the genre of crime drama.
The Plot of Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story
The documentary depicts how difficult life was for Cyntoia Brown as a child. She suffered some perceived injustices about the original trial. Despite being 16 years old Brown was tried and was punished as an adult.
In the year 2004 on August 6, Cyntoia was approached for having sex with a 43-year-old man named Johnny Michael Allen who offered to pay her $150. Later that night Allen was shot back in the head which was found when the police responded to an emergency call. The prosecutors argued that she wanted to rob Allen and so she shot him but Cyntoia claims that she shot him in the act of self-defence.
Rest Story of Murder to Mercy: Cyntoia Brown Story
The judge of the Metro Juvenile court judge Betty Adams stated that it is too much of a risk to keep her in the Juvenile court system so Cyntois faced an adult trial despite being 16 at the time of the case. Cyntoia never denied the fact that she had committed a murder but the evidences prove that she had aggravated robbery and felony murder which indeed carried a life sentence.
After several witnesses which included her former prosecutor, as well as some prison employees, spoke on her behalf at the public hearing after which Cyntoia was released. Tennessee Governor Bill Haslem stated that “Imposing a life sentence on a juvenile that would require her to serve at least 51 years before even being eligible for parole consideration is too harsh.” In January 2019 following the decision Cyntoia said that her aim is to “live the rest of my life helping others, especially young people,” adding: “My hope is to help other young girls avoid ending up where I have been.”
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