Detective: Woman convicted as teen shouldn’t get clemency
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The lead detective in the case involving a woman convicted of murdering a man when she was a 16-year-old prostitute is urging Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam not to grant her clemency.
According to a seven-page letter sent to Haslam last week, Charles Robinson — a homicide detective with the Metropolitan Nashville Police — says he considered the possibility Cyntoia Brown’s actions were justified.
However, Robinson writes his investigation into the 2004 case led him to believe Brown was not justified.
WKRN-TV first reported the letter was sent to Haslam.
Kim Kardashian West, Rihanna and other celebrities have supported Brown as she fights her life sentence for killing a man who had picked her up for sex. Her lawyers say she was a sex-trafficking victim afraid for her life.