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Cyntoia Brown walks out a free woman after 15 years

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Posted at 7:41 AM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 07:41:47-04

A woman who said she was a sex trafficking victim when she was sentenced to life behind bars for killing a man as a teenager walked out of prison this morning.

RELATED: Governor Haslam grants clemency

Cyntoia Brown was granted clemency by Republican Governor Bill Haslam earlier this year.

RELATED: Cyntoia Brown killed a man who solicited her for sex at 16. Her life sentence has been commuted.

That move followed lobbying efforts by criminal justice advocates and celebrities like Rihanna and Kim Kardashian West.