Cyntoia Brown Must Spend 51 Years in Prison Before She Can Be Released

Cyntoia Brown

Convicted murderer Cyntoia Brown must spend the next 51 years in prison before she can be eligible for release, a panel of appeals court judges ruled on Thursday.

Brown, now 30, was 16 when she shot and killed a Nashville man who paid her for sex in 2004.

She will be 81 before she is eligible to be released from prison.

Brown initially filed an appeal in 2012, arguing that the mandatory life sentence was too harsh. She cited a 2012 opinion by the US Supreme Court that said mandatory sentences for juvenile offenders violated the US Constitution.

But on Thursday, 5 justices ruled that defendants like Brown who are convicted of first-degree murder after July 1, 1995, and sentenced to life imprisonment, can’t be eligible for release from prison before serving more than 5 decades.

The 5 justices were unanimous in their decision.

Prosecutors say Brown fatally shot 43-year-old Johnny Allen in his home in 2004. Brown claimed she shot Allen in self-defense after they got into his bed and he began touching her under the covers.

She told police she believed Allen was reaching for a handgun when she shot him.

Prosecutors say Brown stole Allen’s wallet, several firearms and his pickup truck and drove to a Walmart parking lot where she had a friend pick her up. She later bragged to friends about the murder.

Prosecutors say Allen was sleeping in his bed when he was shot in the back of the head execution style.

During her appeal trial, Brown told a judge that her pimp, a 24-year-old man named Cut-throat, regularly choked, beat and sexually abused her.

“He would explain to me that some people were born whores, and that I was one, and I was a slut, and nobody’d want me but him,” she said in court.

Brown’s attorneys never introduced evidence of a brain disorder and a test that showed she had a low IQ, according to the Associated Press.

Cyntoia Brown Rihanna

Brown’s case drew national attention when celebrities such as Rihanna (pictured right), T.I. and Kim Kardashian used their social media platforms to rally public support for her.

“Did we somehow change the definition of #JUSTICE along the way??” Rihanna wrote in a post on Instagram in Nov. 2017.

Kim Kardashian tweeted in Nov. 2017:

“It’s heart breaking to see a young girl sex trafficked then when she has the courage to fight back is jailed for life! We have to do better & do what’s right.”

  • Coy little wink

    But she’s been locked up at least 10 years hasn’t she?

  • Judge Mental Will

    I was on her side before I found out the details. But I see all these others murderers get 20 years in prison for killing multiple people. The same crime should get the same time.

  • Chicagowise

    “Brown’s case drew national attention when celebrities such as Rihanna (pictured right), T.I. and Kim Kardashian used their social media platforms to rally public support for her.”

    Proof that most celebrities are idiots and don’t deserve a following.

  • stevetheque

    Got damn 51 years!!

  • dontgetblocked

    She did the crime now she has to do lots of time. She was an out of control teen who hooked up with a man whom she now is trying to call her pimp. Her victim was a john who picked her up, bought her food which they ate in his home. When they went to do what he brought her there to do because she was a prostitute…she shot him, robbed him, stole guns and his truck and went back to her man/pimp. GUILTY! Let her be an example to the other out of control teens who want to run the streets. See ya in 50 years.

  • XoXo

    Well, we can always just send Kim K to get back under #45’s desk to get her released from jail. Js

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I had already heard about this girl Before the association with Kim & Ri. There were people advocating for her.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Thinking the states in which these things happen in matter as far as how much time you get. Idk ????? There’s no rhyme or reason on these sentences

  • Chicagowise

    I never knew about the celebs rooting for her. I remember watching something on cable that gave graphic details about what she did. I think the only reason her story garnered attention, is because of her appearance.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I don’t condone what she did, but 51 years seems excessive considering her age and circumstance at the time of the crime. I think she should have to do time, but it seems she could have an opportunity for parole sooner than that. Especially if she has a diminished intellect.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Unfortunately, I do think that’s playing a part in it. She’s looks like Draya’s baby sister.

  • Chicagowise

    Diminished intellect? She was smart enough to outsmart a John and murder him in his sleep.

  • Parent

    So sad.

  • joel adams

    Welp if Kim can’t save her,…

  • ClaireHuxtable

    People with low IQs can many times easily be manipulated into committing crime. They often times don’t process information like most people do and fall prey to trying to gain acceptance by doing what they are told. They often times are victims of bullies, criminals and manipulators. I can easily see a pimp teaching this girl his version of what is “right” and her complying to stay in his good graces.

  • the guest

    This is wrong because poor black female youth and poor female youth of color are disproportionately at risk of being targeted by human traffickers and pimps. I’ve mentioned before that in college I volunteered at the rape crisis center on campus.

    You wouldn’t believe how many college students are being trafficked. As volunteer phone counselors, we were not allowed to give legal referrals or personal encouragement, by law we could only listen.

    Cyntoia Brown was 16 and targeted, exploited and indoctrinated into a life of crime. The man she killed in self defense or trauma, purchased a minor for sex. Robbing her of her human right and power to her youth and her body is the crime.

    She was a 16 year old child that killed a 40 year old pedophile because she did not want to be sold for sex. She did want to be obligated to rape because a pedophile bought her food. Every single time that 16 year old girl was sold for sex it was act of rape.

    The message from the court is that evil human traffickers, pimps, and the pedophiles who buy children for sex are absolved from accountability for the trauma they inflict on children, and the children better “do their job” and peacefully permit themselves to be exploited, raped, and not defend themselves or they will spend the rest of their lives in prison.

    This mentality is why an R. Kelly has never been held accountable for his rape of underage girls. This mentality is why thousands of people can still congregate every Sunday in a church building where a pastor raped boys under the age of 18 and everyone said the boys deserved because he bought them food and took them on trips. Adults are supposed to mentor and be kind without raping. This type of mentality is why exploited and trafficked children don’t fight back, allow themselves to be abused, and don’t reach out for help.

    We must watch our children because even privileged children from good homes are being watched and targeted by gangs and pedophiles. Now, imagine desperate children who have no one.

  • Faithz

    She sure does.

  • Faithz

    The John was wrong, and she was wrong. The John asked to be hurt are knocked all the way out for what he did to this girl when she was a minor. This is sad on all fronts , just saying.

  • Ebony Starr

    She may have gotten off for killing the pimp.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    She wasn’t an adult at the time and people who aren’t book smart use their street smarts( emotional IQ- ability to read people) to get people to do what they want.

    It worked for Trump.

  • Lady_Elle

    perhaps what she did should be considered survival!

  • Kimocha

    I understand them charging her with 1st degree murder… but due to her age… couldn’t they at least give her life with the possibility of parole?… Idk… this case is kinda hard for me due to the fact that… 1) the man was sleep when she shot him in the back of the head… 2) She lied to him about her age… 3) After she shot him while he was sleep she took his wallet guns and car…. To me the man didn’t know what he was getting into and just was trying to pay for some sex and didn’t deserve to die like that… Now her pimp is the one she should’ve killed!

  • BingBangBoom

    Dang so no sympathy for the age, childhood or the development of her cognitive skills?

  • Lady_Elle

    This is a really sad story.
    I think she should be released after some time… 51 years is excessive.
    She is in the south… she killed a white man.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    L0l! I was looking at tv this morning. Trump supporters still don’t believe he’s been caught with his panties down.

  • SweetTEE

    She might have a lower IQ, but if you know any women who are/were on the stroll early, you know they were far from green by 16. She probably had more street sense than women twice her age. Even people with the lowest of IQ’s know basic right from wrong. I’ve had clients with severe autism that would hurt themselves before hurting someone else… unless that’s what they intended to do. I feel free her, but babygirl knew the game and exactly what she was doing.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    So they don’t care a 43 year old pedophile had a 16 year old in his bed? ????? Charge her, yes. Make her spend time in prison, yes. BUT it is obvious these ADULTS (parents, pimp, abuser, and judicial system) failed her. That nasty MF shouldn’t have been f***ing a teen.

  • Kimocha

    She lied to him about her age… he thought she was a grown ass woman.

  • SweetTEE

    I feel for her personally since I had friends who live/lived her lifestyle. A lot of girls go through this and get away but she unfortunately took this L. I do have to agree from experience that she knew what she was doing. Most prostitutes arent rocket scientist- or they would not allow themselves to be controlled by a pimp & would keep 100% of their cashflow. And a 16 year old girl on the stroll by all means has the mind of a grown woman- the stroll makes you grow up FAST. They didnt have to do her like this though.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    That’s true in a lot of cases. I can’t say with regard to this girl because I just don’t know enough. I do know that people who are isolated, rejected or made fun of will do incredible things to have that sense of belonging. We all want to feel important, smart, worthy and that we belong.

  • MsSapphire9800

    I do not feel sorry for anyone who lies about their age and plan a robbery and murder…she told all her friends she wanted to kill someone…well now she is where murderers belong…in a cage…by the time she gets out sex with be outer style.

  • Waya Hedia

    Excessive? No, she should be shot.

  • Waya Hedia

    Doesn’t mater at all where murder is concerned.

  • Waya Hedia

    zero.

  • Li-Wright

    I remember that case. Her only hope is to get a commutation from the governor.

  • Chicagowise

    If she’s old enough to pull the trigger with malice, she’s old enough to serve her prison sentence. Personally, I think murderers – especially when there’s an overwhelming amount of evidence – should be executed, immediately after their convictions.

  • the guest

    That pedophile didn’t care that she was lying about her age. He did not think that baby faced 16 year old in the photo above was a “grown ass” woman. Certainly that pedophile asked the trafficker to purchase an underage victim. And if she was a “grown ass” woman he’d still be a purchaser of trafficked human beings.

  • MsSapphire9800

    He was not a pedophile or trafficker…she lied about her age…he was just regular john…her defends team put out all that madness.

  • YellowSauce

    yes … he knew she was young … he 43 so he knows how 20 30 and 40 looks …. he knew had no business with her

  • YellowSauce

    her legal representation had to be sub par because according to all the evidence stated she should be free … not sure sure how she’s not home

  • Kimocha

    Chile please!… I’m not about to go back and forth with you… She LIED and shot him in the back of the head when he was sleep… Point blank period!… Her pimp knew how old she really was tho and that’s who TF she should’ve killed!… Her bad for killing the wrong MF!… She should’ve thought twice before lying and killing someone in their sleep!… When I was 21 I looked 16 too!… And know plenty black chics that look way younger than they are!… Especially if they got on tons of makeup like a prostitute would!

  • Victorious82

    At 16yo and being on the streets, I’m sure she probably did look and behave like she could’ve at least been 18yo.

  • the guest

    A pedophile is a pedophile even if the child lies about their age. Exploited and trafficked underage girls are trained to lie about their age and all the traffickers, purchasers, club owners all of them know those underaged baby faced girls in sloppy make up and skimpy ill fitting outfits are not adult women.

    I’m not debating the complete and utter wrong, crime, and abomination of the exploitation of children and women.

    And I’m not engaging the defending, rationalizing, and justifying of he character of a degenerate who purchases exploited and trafficked human beings.

  • GuestSTAR

    If the governor is a ‘conservative’, she can forget it.

  • ramosyo

    Kim Kartrashian got that lady out ..but should have made her a priority! This is a travesty… this girl will die in prison. Personally, I couldn’t do all that time. I would have to pull a Aaron Hernandez, but that’s just me.

  • Navybeans95

    Well this is effed all the way up…Send Kim to the white house again, since she can get that president to issue out pardons…js

  • GuestSTAR

    She looks like a child in that 2nd pic tho. Nothing about her screams WOMAN. Bet he never even asked her how old she was.

  • C Mack

    If a 16 year old killed one of your loved ones, you would want them to be punished. You just don’t do something if you’re not willing to accept the consequences (which are often worse for ppl of color). She’s expecting mercy from ppl who throw the book at us when we show up in court

  • Kimocha

    The prosecutor who tried the case said that she admitted that she lied to the man about her age… That’s all I know.

  • the guest

    We live in a world where people call the 12 year old girl fast and hot in the pants and deserving of R Kelly raping her.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    She looked boo koo young IMO. I know some women can be older and look young however, there’s still a certain level of petulance even in regards to a very mature teen.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    You’re speaking on looks alone. Cool.

    BUT 16 years ACT like 16 year olds. Grown ups know this LOL, regardless of how they look.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Who is this a travesty she fired a gun into a mans head while he was asleep justice served

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Good for the court she need to rot in there

  • Rayne

    I know this…put all rope and bedsheets outta my way cause if I get any chance. So help me!

  • ramosyo

    Ok and that’s is YOUR opinion. If you weren’t present, why speak on it? ?

  • brooklyn23

    Him being a pedo I feel on that alone she shouldn’t even serve 1 day. Chica responded to you (which I’m about to respond to her) that she lied to him about her age. Even if that was the case nigga turned a blind eye and knew she was underage. Miss me with the b.s

  • brooklyn23

    Him turned a blind eye even if that was the case. Like a woman who’s man don’t have a job but brings home mad bread. She know he’s slinging dope but turns a blind eye because she likes that money. Well with that analogy that dude knew better and didn’t do better. Miss me with the b.s

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    Good. Too bad she didn’t get the death penalty. Take a life, give up your life

  • T Willis

    Even still, 51 years is excessive. Especially if she was a minor.

  • brooklyn23

    All I gotta say pedos that ruin a child’s innocent, don’t even get less than half amount that time (go figure them judges/masons aka pedos run the judicial system). A fcked up world we live in

  • T Willis

    Instead of the celebs speaking out on her behalf, they should have funneled money into a better defense attorney. There’s no way this girl should be sentenced to 51 years in jail. That is beyond excessive smdh

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Only black teens are consided adults in America.

  • kekeb

    So what are the fact surrounding bthis case. From Sandra’s write up, one would rather she just shot and killed him. But Kim K’s tweet suggests that she was a victim of sex trafficking. . . So which is it? If she shot him WHILE being “sex trafficked”, I don’t have sympathy for the this man. And IF that is the case, Sandra you dead ass erowr for this misleading ass blurb.

  • kekeb

    You think she can get the president to stop behaving in a way that suggests he is racist?!

  • kekeb

    After that alleged R Kelly tape, EVERYBODY need to be asking for ID. period. And he felt comfortable enough to fall asleep around her, so he REALLY should have done a little more research.
    Everybody makes dumb ass decisions from time to time,. Unfortunately, this one ended his life

  • kekeb

    Facts. Acts like, sounds like. . . And probably has hygiene like a 16 year old

  • Lady_Elle

    A grown man having sex with a kid should be shot!

  • Navybeans95

    I wouldn’t hold your breath…

  • Ryan

    So you wish the pedophile had lived another day to rape a child? Sick MFer.

  • leapyearpisces

    Ole not washing behind their ears, or in their navel but smelling like like bath and body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom arses.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Exactly! Any level headed adult knows that a teen can look old but be young as hell mentally. The only people who don’t understand this are those who are young as hell mentally.

    I don’t see Chica ? Probably got blocked LOL.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Exactly! His nasty äss knew what was up.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Victoria’s Secret Love Spell and Cucumber Melon smelling lil girls! ?

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Please Raise Your children or Find something else to do in life!!!

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    With the time served and good behavior she will be around 70 when she is released. That is still too long if she was a victim of a sex predator. Even if she said she was older, she wasn’t . He was victimizing her by being her pump regardless , he was ruthless and she snapped . Should she serve time? It’s debatable, because teens have impulse control issues, their brains are not fully developed, and we don’t know what type of trauma she experienced before, and dueimg her time with him. Something made her succeptable, vulnerable , and even attracted to this man. I believe that if she has been rehabilitated she should be released before she is 40. This will give her the opportunity to live a productive life and help others . Keeping her locked up is revictimizing her in my opinion. Many murders serve no time or get 20 years after plea bargaining . Some get none like George Zimmerman.

  • leapyearpisces

    True. By the way, when is Harvey, Bryan Singer and DEM up for parole review???? Oh….WAIT…NEVERMIND.

  • leapyearpisces

    Bwaaaasaaaaah!!!!!!! Intermittent showerers LOVE THEM SOME DAMN CUCUMBER SCENTS, don’t they? LOL.

  • leapyearpisces

    I was saying she looks like ole Tweety Bird (Draya). Emphasis on BIRD.

  • TMW

    My opinion: She was a 16 year old hot in the a!s girl who ran away from home and started tricking to make a living, I do not believe she was forced into this lifestyle. She shot that man in his bed while he slept and she robbed him. If she was forced and afraid all she had to do was leave when he fell asleep. Even if she wanted to rob him, she didn’t have to kill him – that was her choice.

    Was she a crack baby, probably, Did she have a low IQ, probably. Did she know it was wrong to point a gun at a sleeping man and pull the trigger, ABSOLUTELY! She deserves every day she gets, because her victim doesn’t get another one.

    Plus, I hate bandwagon celebrities who always seem to be on the wrong side of a sob story.

  • TMW
  • HeaVen Sent

    The facts spoke on it and FYI KIM K was trying until she learned ALL THE FACTS hence why she stopped speaking about it and DIDNT ASK TRUMP TO PARDON HER….her time is outrageous because she is black but SHE IS GUILTY

  • HeaVen Sent

    The facts spoke on it and FYI KIM K was trying until she learned ALL THE FACTS hence why she stopped speaking about it and DIDNT ASK TRUMP TO PARDON HER….her time is outrageous because she is black but SHE IS GUILTY

  • TMW

    I don’t know why these people act like 16 year old girls today are innocent, when Instagram proves they are not.

    She may have had a rough start to life, but even by her own admission, the lady who adopted her gave her a stable home. She wanted to be grown at 16 so she ran away. She wasn’t kicked out or homeless on the street because of anything but her choices.

    She also had a choice when she killed that man. She could have picked up his keys and his wallet and left. He was sleep, he wasn’t stopping her. Instead she chose to go get a gun and come back into the room and shoot him.

    People wanna victim blame and say he should have known she was 16. He asked her how old she was, and she lied. He was obviously single if he took her back to his house. He is only guilty of making a bad decision about who to take home that night. It cost him his life.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Not intermittent ?????? They sure do though!

  • TMW

    Same thing I thought. She picked the wrong victim.

  • TMW

    Agree because in Michigan, everybody black, white, young or old get 40 years to life for first degree murder, without the possibility of parole sometimes. There is no time served for good behavior in Michigan for any sentence. You are doing every single day of the minimum sentence,

  • TMW

    I agree. There was a documentary and I remember watching that and thinking all of those excuses – I mean defenses – were after the fact and did not negate he killing a man in his sleep, especially since just as easily as she walked out the room to go get the gun, she could have kept walking out the door,

    And I always wanted to see pictures of her before they tried to make her look like a 12 year old for her court appearances. I’m sure she wasn’t running around with 2 ponytails and not a drop of make up when she was going on dates with men for money. These girls are fast. By the time my niece was 16 she had a child and one on the way. By the time she was 18 she has 3. Without her make up and weave and eye lashes and high heels, she looks about 12 too. But that’s not the face she’s presenting the world everyday.

  • Mister Fantastic

    To add, she BRAGGED about doing the killing to her “friends”.

  • Judge Mental Will

    If she was white and in Florida.. Minimum or no jail time.

  • brooklyn23

    So uhmmmmmm… I guess 1 could also say he got whatever he deserved ( regardless of how it went down) cause he decided to be the pervert that he was nd expect poom poom from a kid?

  • Waya Hedia

    Apparently he was. Though I doubt R. Kelly would approve.

  • pure_rachet

    she looked like a child back then. Check the pic. No way he believed she was grown..

  • brooklyn23

    That young pic of her even with makeup I could tell she’s a youngsta

  • brooklyn23

    Him just was being the pervert that most men are. My brother told me me all men have rapist in them.. I’m not sure if all but I would agree most.

  • Waya Hedia

    She wasn’t a victim.

    “something made her succeptable, vulnerable , and even attracted to this man.”

    That would have been MONEY.

  • Jack Blakk

    I hate the verdict, but there’s other ways to make money besides going on Tender! My cousin (female) got caught in this type of scenario and did almost 10 years in the Pen. Choices can be a motha!

  • TMW

    If he thought she told him she was 18 WHEN HE ASKED, how does that make him a pervert? And don’t say because she looked young, because you don’t how she looked on the streets strung out and ran through. And I would almost buy that he got what he deserved if he wasn’t asleep when she shot him in the back of the head. Obviously he was no threat to her in that moment.

  • Ling

    She was 16 when she committed this odious crime! She was a minor! I don’t believe in children being given life sentences! It’s a shame that the deceased liked having sex with underage girls. It’s a shame she killed him.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    She should have called the police when after age shot him but look, at 16, u don’t don’t what to do in situations like this. She was obviously a child that wasn’t in a good place in life and wasn’t making god decisions. She acted like a child in this instance. 51 years is too long for this Crime.

  • Ling

    In the famous words of Kev Hart “If you don’t believe that people change, grow, evolve? I don’t know what to tell you.”a life sentence ?? is?? too?? harsh?? for?? a?? minor??

  • TMW

    Not arguing just asking. What is the difference between someone who commits pre-meditated murder without provocation at age 16 vs. 18 vs. 21 vs. 35?

    When should a person know right from wrong? When should a person be able to do the right thing vs. the wrong thing? How old is old enough to take responsibility for one’s actions?

    I think that’s earlier than 16, but I also know kids aren’t being raised anymore, and they are raising themselves. And I also know that the age of consent and what is considered a minor changes from state to state. She was arrested as a juvenile, but charged as an adult? Do you think there was no thought given to her cirmcumstance before that decision was made?

  • The Art

    I feel bad that she didn’t make better life choices. But I support severe punishment for all. Being 16 should not absolve anyone from the full consequences of the law, especially when you’ve deliberately taken someone’s life.

  • T Willis

    From what I’ve heard – I’ll admit I don’t know how much of it is truth – this young girl was sexually abused as a child and was forced into prostitution at a young age. That lifestyle – rifed with sexual abuse, emotional/mental manipulation, v!0lence, drugs/alcohol, and she was a child. So, she couldn’t have a high IQ/understanding of the situation, nor the consequences of her actions. So many girls are abandoned or left to rot in the juvenile system which makes them easy prey for pedophiles, pimps, and m*rderers. So, to answer your question, the difference is this girl didn’t have a childhood or the basic essentials to lay the foundation of a productive, functional adolescent, upbringing. Her childhood was robbed and she was raised by the streets, pimps, pedophiles, and m*rders. I think she was denied adequate representation and the system, in this instance, failed her. This girl should be in a mental institute and receiving help for what she has endured.

  • The Art

    At 16 she knew enough to get into “the game” to sleep around for money and shoot a sleeping man in the back of the head to rob him. She’s just as much of a criminal as he was and definitely deserves a harsh sentence.

  • TMW

    None of those allegations of her being forced into prostition and sexually abused at a young age were ever proven to be true. She was adopted, and even by her account, her home life was stable. She ran away at 16.

    There was a whole documentary about her.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Me_Facing_Life:_Cyntoia's_Story

  • The Art

    Sorry, but she left a stable home to go join the street life. She got exactly what she signed up for. If she’s a victim of anything, she a victim of the ideology that because she’s a black child from a broken background she’s somehow less accountable for her actions. SHE IS NOT!!!!! It’s unfortunate that she had to learn the hard way and took a life in the process.

  • SemajBeyPhilly

    Oh wow at 16! Hmmkay.

  • SemajBeyPhilly

    Tender? Or Tinder?

  • the guest

    The deceased didn’t “like” having sex with underage girls. The deceased liked purchasing underage girls from a human trafficker and forcing underage girls to have sex under a manipulated and exploitative ruse of a the said child being obligated in exchange for payment to a human trafficker.

    The deceased was a purchaser of children for sex abuse deserves no sympathy and no regard. Pedophiles, human traffickers, and the enslavers and rapists of Africans during slavery are the lowest forms of existence in history.

  • the guest

    What exactly does “get into the game” mean? Is human trafficking and exploitation that normalized in the black community?

  • the guest

    Exactly.

  • the guest

    Exactly!

  • The Art

    Well, she killed him. So, what more can be done to him? Plus, the circumstances around the murder prove that she was not in distress. The law is not based on emotions, it’s based on logic. And it’s logical that someone who shot a man in the back of his head while he slept and then stole his belonging, was not a victim regardless of their age.

  • The Art

    She sought it out is what I meant. Why are you assuming it’s a black thing?

  • the guest

    I am not a “chile” and I did not “go back and forth” with you.

    I respectfully stated my reply and opinion without insult nor condescension on a blog forum.

    I am appalled at the vile rationalizing of the abuse, trafficking, exploitation of children. And it is not “acting white” or “being white” to advocate the rights of children to not be trafficked and exploited by predators and their cohorts.

    I am not able to see anymore of your justifications and defending of pedophile predators.

  • the guest

    Speak.

    Even in legitimate lawful normal socializing, I have zero respect for grown and old men looking to go out with the closest thing to underage they can find.

    They know darn well 18 is the code age for being underage at a regular bar, club, or grown people house party. But they don’t care because adult men who go out with 18 year olds are looking for an underage girl or the closest thing to it.

  • the guest

    Remember a few years ago the NFL Star LT case in the news. That child said he didn’t care that she was underage, didn’t care she was crying, and worse he didn’t care she was beaten up in the face and bruised. That married NFL Star still wanted her “to do her job”. Those men are predatory and sick. And people were defending LT’s character! I bet if that child had defended herself and hurt or killed him, she’d be in jail for life but people were defending LT and begging for his leniency and freedom. Sick world we live in.

  • mzwhang90210

    That pic of her in the orange jumpsuit…makes people say the dude should’ve known she was underage. But I’m sure that she didn’t go “trickin” sans make-up & with pigtail tails. Still, the sentence is beyond excessive IMO.
    That being said…remember that lil yt boy that got off scott-free using the fact that he was rich/spoiled..as a defense? Didn’t he have MULTPLE victims?? Yet, how many decades was HE sentenced to?? IJA?

  • the guest

    I’m shocked at how “old” young girls try to look but anybody with sense can see right through the tacky make up, childish weaves, badly fitting unsexy horrible outfits, and see through that childish way that teens speak even when they are trying to sound like know it alls, and can tell they are children. Those men saying they can’t tell don’t want to can tell just like men who sleep with 10 feet tall size 50 shoe men in a wig and say they couldn’t tell it was a man. I have ZERO respect for predatory men.

  • brooklyn23

    Exactly. The closest thing to underage that they can’t get in trouble for. I’m disgusted. Sometimes I be feeling like thats our only purpose as females , just to be a hole for these nasty ass men’s amusement. But I tell myself don’t go around thinking like that so I don’t wind up having low self esteem.

  • the guest

    SPEAK!!!!

  • the guest

    Being SOLD in my opinion is distressed.

  • mzwhang90210

    Vanna Bo-bannaaa?
    I agree!!

  • Mielle Downey

    At the end of the day she is better of in prison and this saved her life. If she had not killed her trick she probably would have been dead. 50 years seems a bit much but has she been reformed well that up to God to judge. Satan has his people and she was clearly under his influence. I will keep this child in my prayers but no one twisted her arm to kill the pervert . She could have killed her pimp instead which she choose not to.

  • Missy

    That rich kids case was just on the REELZ channel.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Right! Pretending to be oblivious ?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Logically, he was an abuser and she was abused. Like I said, give her prison time, however she is also a victim and 51 years is excessive based on the backstory.

  • The Art

    Well, she should’ve used his phone to call the cops. But, killing and robbing him made her a criminal.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    That’s so disheartening. Nobody needs to TAKE it. There are nasty bishes who enjoy giving it away ?????

  • mzwhang90210

    Glad I missed it. I get too invested in miscarriages of justice. Like the recent one on MJ & Conrad Murray.. I was livid..all these yrs later. ?
    I like REELZ tho.

  • The Art

    She became a criminal when she killed him. The backstory indicates that she had the opportunity to make a better choice. But she committed two crimes and went on with her life until she was caught. That’s not indicative of a person in distress.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    A 16 year old without guidance making awful decisions equate to distress and further bad decisions.

    51 years is excessive.

  • the guest

    Because the subject of the matter being discussed is a black female child and this is a black blog and unfortunately the black community has been overwhelmingly brainwashed by the media and oppression to normalize crimes and lay terms for crime, exploitation, and trafficking. There was no “game”. There was no “trick”. That girl was trafficked and exploited. And she didn’t choose to be trafficked and exploited, she was targeted, manipulated, and indoctrinated.

  • The Art

    She left a stable home to be in the streets. I’d say she sought it out. At any rate, this is still not justifiable murder.

  • Chicagowise

    Black teens aren’t the only teenagers who are tried as adults. A fair statement would be… a greater percentage of teens tried as adults, are black.

  • Chicagowise

    A baby snake is still a snake. She gets no sympathy from me.

  • the guest

    Children in stable, wealthy, educated, and white privileged homes are abused and no one knows. She was a child and sold and she shot her predator and the murder in my opinion justified. Her incarceration and sentencing are not justifiable. She should have been sentenced to juvenile detention until 18 then lengthy probabation with court ordered mental health treatment for survivors of human trafficking.

  • Jack Blakk

    I like Tender better, lol!

  • the guest

    Her being SOLD for money in exchange for sex by a human trafficker already made her criminal. A 40 year old predator paying a 24 year old predator to collude in trafficking and exploiting a child is criminal. A child killing and robbing her predator is PTSD, traumatic impulse, temporary liberatory insanity due to her indoctrination into crime as a child.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I think she needs to do jail time. Everybody’s thinks she should have known better at 16, but this girl was groomed and subjected to a hard life that made her street wise only. He didn’t care how she was , he wanted his money . Once she served her purpose it would have been another victim. She turned the tables on him and shot him. Was it right no, sitting in jail for the rest of her life serves no purpose. As a current educator that teaches high school students I can promise you that teen girls that sleep with 40 year old men do a lot less of the manipulating then the men. They are also too immature to understand all the ramifications of their actions at that age. I think she needs another chance. I would say 25 years is more than enough.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    We keep throwing away our young teens like this. It’s a shame . Always blaming the victim , saying she should have k own better, she tricked him. Look he was street wise too, he knew she was vulnerable . This is the type pimps and perverts pray on. No way should she stay in for the rest of her life. Plus she was proven to have mental issues, cognitive delays, and learning delays . Sad situation….

  • Coffee1st

    Better life choices? Children are taught, but who taught her? She was abused and passed from foster home to foster home from the jump….2 yrs old if i remember correctly.
    Her brain was never nurtured and therefore never developed.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    4 I think. It was a case of Affluenza.
    Remember he & his mom ran off to Mexico too?

  • Coffee1st

    Obviously he was no threat to her in that moment…..
    Yeah, but what about the next moments…like when his nasty azz woke up. She took his moment of vulnerability just like he took hers.
    Ain’t nobody crying for no pedophile.

  • Coffee1st

    Obviously he was no threat to her in that moment…..
    Yeah, but what about the next moments…like when his nasty azz woke up. She took his moment of vulnerability just like he took hers.
    Ain’t nobody crying for no pedophile.

  • elroy

    Exactly….People tend to empathize with women, especially if they’re young and attractive.

  • mzwhang90210

    How can one child be so rich and spoiled they should NOT be held responsible for their actions …. and yet another child be so urban, grown and street saavy, that they SHOULD be held responsible for their actions?
    Please explain this to me like I’m a 6 yr old.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/40cce143919f45f6b0939dff7ce95afe130160640cfa3b31836ec2b36cec7dcd.gif

  • elroy

    Exactly. After the murder, she even bragged about it.

  • mzwhang90210

    Yup. Is dude doing 50 yrs tho? I think not!!! SMH..

  • Prince Zuko

    It’s pretty harsh

  • The Art

    According to the law, it’s not justifiable.

  • TMW

    She had been on the streets since she was 14. That moment of vulnerability you speak of had come and gone a long time ago. This wasn’t her first time.

  • The Art

    I agree that 25 years would’ve been enough. The evidence, however, makes the case that she was a willing participant who set out to rob and kill him.

  • The Art

    Which write up? The one Sondra wrote? or the truth?

  • Bee jaay Cee

    I knew a girl like this. She ran away from a foster home. She told them she was older. She looked about 24, but she was 15. She ended up with 2 black men. They dropped her off when her period came, she told the police they raped her…she was white too.

  • Bee jaay Cee

    Evidence.

  • dontgetblocked

    She was in a stable home and chose to run away. She had a loving mother figure who took care of her. In fact, her birth mother was friends with the son of the lady who took her into her home.

  • dontgetblocked

    At 16, you know not to shoot someone..especially in their sleep. There’s no gray area. She knew what she was doing.

  • missmiami305

    ????????hey whang

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Exactly and his arse ran away with the help of his mom. His mom and him both had to spend Rome in prison , but he won’t be doing 50 years …

  • The Art

    Different crime, different legal counsel, different state, different laws, and different circumstances.

  • MJ

    Just curious..If she had been 18 as she said she was, what would be your position?

  • The Art

    Shooting someone in the back of the head while they sleep to rob them is not PTSD.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    What did she go through before she came to that home? She made a major mistake when ran away, got involved with a predator/pimp, and felt her best way of escape was to kill him. Pimps/predators threaten to kill the teens and women they victimize. They beat them, drug them, rape them and make them get more girls to victimize; as well as take their money. She has done enough time.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Wow ….. ok so how many times did he probably threaten to kill her with that gun? It’s called fight or flight. Kill or be killed and take the money to get a head start. She definitely didn’t have a plan . She was trying to survive.

  • The Art

    Stop it! Black teens are the only ones you may hear about or pay attention to. But most teenagers over the age of 15, who commit first degree murder, are tried as adults regardless of race. Part of the problem with black juvenile offenders is people like you who make excuses for them and make them believe that they’re the victims. The victim mentality and no accountability is what helps send kids to prison.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I don’t believe most pimps ask or care what age a girl is. That girl was still suffering from PSTD and “Patty Hearst” syndrome when they questioned and arrested her.

  • Bashi22

    Wow very harsh for real maybe if she was fully white then they would gave her a chance.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I’d brag too, I would be darn proud to kill that nasty arse.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    She was even “more” vulnerable if she had been on the street since 14.

  • PlayerP

    This is exactly what makes this so troubling…cannibalizing victims smh

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    No ….. she was a victim. He definitely knew she was young. He was no angel and been in the game awhile. That young lady , teen them had been through some things. Rejection for one by her own family . She is a great candidate for rehabilitation. She should serve as a spokesperson , advocate and Even a mentor. Instead we throw her away. Meanwhile two
    white teens plotted to kill an 8 year old boy and sodimize him. They were released from prison on their 21 birthday. We are never outraged at this bull crap, but we will throw our own away in a minute.

  • mzwhang90210

    Hey missmiami!!! Lemme do my sexc dance for ya …dont stalk me now..I’m spoken for.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c3523d17c069634f7d88b87374cdf97e911202ac2e24d7713b881548deb45b52.gif

  • Waya Hedia

    She was hooking. Did she tell him she was 16 ? Yes or NO? And since she murdered him, only an idiot would call this little vermin a victim.

  • Waya Hedia

    This case has nothing to do with any other case nor is the race of the perp or the victim relevant.

  • Mister Fantastic

    And THAT will you out of the joint at a feeble 70+. Not worth it…

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I do not feel sorry for the pedophile that she killed.

  • Peppermint Patty

    Better off for half a century? Who da hell even upvoted that???

  • Peppermint Patty

    So Casey Anthony kills and buries her BABY daughter in a shallow grave and is walking around scott free….but this girl get 50+ for offin this middle aged jelani maraj ass mf….lady justice lady justice tsk tsk those scales are far from balanced

  • more

    When u put it like that…….

  • the guest

    He killed 4, injured 9.

  • the guest

    Amen. Lord have mercy on this callous and cruel world that sympathizes with a predator over a victimized child.

  • the guest

    According to the law, it is justifiable. According to bigotry and a miscarriage of justice, it is not.

  • the guest

    Yes it is.

    A child killing and robbing her predator is PTSD, traumatic impulse, temporary liberatory insanity due to her indoctrination into crime and repeated rape as a trafficked and exploited child.

  • the guest

    Filthy fingernails and chipped nail polish on cheap dollar store press on nails. Teen looking hands.

  • Disgustd

    But isn’t that america’s claim to fame? Like this is new. They need more life long slaves for the neo-plantation. I wonder what products/services she will be forced to produce for the next 50 years for which Fortune 500 companies? The 13th didn’t abolish slavery, they just took the right from private owners and gave the privilege to the state.

  • angelpat2812

    #NotMe! I don’t know her whole story. But, I believe this is sad all the way round. The little bit I have read leafs me to believe that Life in Prison was not a Just verdict. But she should be held accountable for her actions. She took a life. Unless it was self-defense, she should do some time, but not 51ys. I don’t kniw, “let us pray.” Smh

  • Eileen

    What kind of half assed.lawyer did.she have? Could they have plea bargained set precedent appealed to the Supreme Court. What the hell was really goink on….smh

  • Disgustd

    Different color. You should have just ended it there. That’s the TRUTH of the matter. There are PLENTY of cases where the ONLY differentiating factor was race. Let’s keep it real. The prison industrial complex is just a different version of chattel slavery and the plantation system. White America is addicted to low-cost and free black labor. The 13th amendment loophole allowed whites to do what they do best–profit off of black misery.

  • Eileen

    Justice was not balanced or fair for this women

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Hey whangz!

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Happens ALL THE TIME

  • T Willis

    Hmm. I’ll have to watch the documentary. I still stand by initial assessment. There is too much speculation about her upbringing and how she transitioned into prostitution as a minor (no consent). No one that has a “stable” upbringing just decides to become a prostitute at 15/16. Something had to have happen to put her on that path. I question her representation during trial, and her mentality.

  • Ling

    I agree, she should be punished, but not for the rest of her life, when we all know that teenagers are impulsive.

  • the guest

    EXACTLY.

  • Mssugamoma

    Wasn’t balanced for the man she killed stole his truck and wallet either….

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    He should have been the respectable , upstanding , citizen he claimed to be instead of ordering a prostitute from a pimp. These men should be considered predators too, not simply “ Johns “ because they have a type. Her pimp threatened her, beat her, and said she better not try to escape. She was scared and tired of being abused. That is what it is whether she lied about her age or not.

  • Peppermint Patty

    Certainly….may we all bow on this beautiful sunday that the lordt has made…HA!!

  • Tiffany Miller

    Shooting someone in the back of the head while they are asleep is not self defense. Some of y’all were having sex at 16 doing grown folks ish.

  • Chicagowise

    You’re right. When you take a life and it wasn’t done in self defense or in defense of others, you should forfeit your right to live. Instead of being punished, she got free room and board, on the taxpayers’ dime. Not fair or balanced, at all.

  • Chicagowise

    Where is your proof that “most teenagers over the age of 15, who commit first degree murder, are tried as adults regardless of race?”

    There are numerous articles that suggest most of juveniles tried as adults, are black males.

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=undefined&cd=&ved=0ahUKEwi00IfI9pLfAhVP_oMKHTNOBDwQzPwBCAM&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.miamiherald.com%2Fnews%2Fnation-world%2Fnational%2Farticle157648774.html&psig=AOvVaw3BtwcjmXGVRstGMIcC1_cG&ust=1544451027348074

  • Chicagowise

    How do you know he was a pedophile? Where’s the proof that he knew she was underage? Where are the photos that show what the killer looked like, when she met her victim? How do we know he was the only person she killed?

    If we’re going to what the blame game, let’s go all the back to the murderer’s parents, who obviously failed her.

  • Stan4NoOne

    This is in Nashville. She didn’t have a chance… And shooting someone in the back of their head?

  • SemajBeyPhilly

    Well listen we’ll go with Tender.

  • ?jessica?

    I didn’t know all the details. Shooting some one in the back of the head wail they sleep like my grandma says “is a cat of another color” I did feel sorry for her. At first but after reading this, I just don’t know.

  • BingBangBoom

    She was 16 when the shooting took place.. Doesn’t mean he wasn’t exposed to her early on.. There are many job professions that people are trained to kill.. I understand the part where she knows what she did but did she understand what she really did?

  • Ryan

    That dog knew good and damned well that girl was a child. She barely even looks 18 in the pics above.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    I lubs yew

  • the guest

    Self Defense from organized systemic predatory human trafficking and exploitation of children. She didn’t shoot “someone” in the back of the head. She shot a 43 year old pedophile predator who bought a trafficked and exploited underage child from another 24 pedophile predator human trafficker for the objective of child rape.

    Cyntoia Brown needs society’s awareness and understanding that trafficked and exploited underage girls purchased by pedophiles for organized systemic rape is NOT the same thing as dating in one’s peer group and having a non-trafficked non-exploitative consensual teenage sexual experience.

  • Mielle Downey

    Before she sent to prison she was headed down the path to death eventually. Either by the hands of a trick or her pimp or drugs. Her pimp is the only one who got away and he helped create her situation. This is the problem with the black community we think with our hearts and not our heads. This why our children are effed. What is feeling sorry doing for this kid? Nothing and there are more of these degenerates being raised by other degenerates which makes for a whole lots of chaos. Let’s work on who we can save right now in our sights and then we can says we did something instead of seeing it and being triggered like a genial.

  • the guest

    Self Defense from organized systemic predatory human trafficking and exploitation of children. She didn’t shoot “someone” in the back of the head. She shot a 43 year old pedophile predator who bought a trafficked and exploited underage child from another 24 pedophile predator human trafficker for the objective of child rape.

    Cyntoia Brown needs society’s awareness and understanding that trafficked and exploited underage girls purchased by pedophiles for systemic rape is a form of terrorism.

    Dating in one’s peer group and having a non-trafficked non-exploitative consensual teenage sexual experience is NOT “grown folks ish” and not a justification nor rationalization for human trafficking and exploitation of children.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    The iLLegaal system is something else and I know this punk who killed his COUSIN over a crap game did less than 10 years got out married then killed his Wife, but this chile got 51 years and this punk was as black as you can get. It’s just all messed up. Anywhoo glad I went and got all my snacks look like I’se snowed in.

  • the guest

    He wasn’t a man, he was a child trafficker, exploiter, and rapist.

  • the guest

    Not one bit.

  • the guest

    TRUTH.

  • Scromes1212

    That defense didn’t fly in court. She shot a man that was sleep in the head, period. She had a choice and she still decided to kill him. 51 years is a lot but that’s what the punishment is for the crime. I know two people that got the same amount of time when they were teens for murders. They gave them that much time time cause they couldn’t give them the death penalty cause they were minors when the crimes happened

  • Goodii2Shoes

    They don’t want her getting out and making a positive difference and effecting change with her celebrity supporters.
    ——–
    If u mean rih&Kim and their trash bin crew , the world must be a better place w/her continuing her reforming for years behind bars. Hopefully she inspires the kartrashians&associated acts to commit to reforming their anti-social mentalities safely behind bars too.

  • Goodii2Shoes

    Cyntoia’s story alone would make her wealthy and she’s grown into a conscious woman, they can’t have her free to be another successful black woman in society.
    —————-
    Stop hyping up “stories”. Nxggas already doing too much for a storyline on a reality tv show etc.

    Cyntoia looks like a victim who continued the cycle of victimization without an interest in breaking the cycle; which made her the victimizer. People hype up victimization when it benefits them but Cyntoia had the same options anyone else has: you don’t have to get caught up in the “street life” in her situation. She could have chose a job and demanded foster care provide her housing, etc. off of the taxpayers. She chose to run away and engage in underage prostitution (no one kidnapped her and tricked/brutalized her into prostitution ). That’s not very inspiring and glamorizing how her story could have sold isn’t helping other girls make better decisions.

    And her story isn’t very inspiring. .. I am exhausted of the black people who live like prison is their only option for a better life/inspiration for education. Let the kids who avoid jail time and lice humbly but respectful of themselves be the stories worthy of wealth and social inspiration. ..

  • ?jessica?

    I agree with everything your saying. What make me feel some type of way about it is, she took the wallet and his truck and went right back to the same situation she was in before. That just doesn’t seem like someone that’s hurting and trying to find a way out. Most 16 year old street girls have more street smarts then you and I. I don’t feel she should sit in jail till she’s 80 by I feel she must do some time. It’s just my opinion

  • Goodii2Shoes

    more of these degenerates being raised by other degenerates
    ——————————–

  • R in NYC

    Gawd sometimes I truly hate this world.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You know what I meant so don’t play dumb.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    j: she took the wallet and his truck and went right back to the same situation she was in before

    What do you think she was going to do?

    She was probably illiterate and couldn’t count.

    Besides being homeless you can’t get a job even at McDonald’s–you have to have a physical address.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    When you have been abused you’ll take the h3ll you know over the possible h3ll you don’t know. It’s why foster children fight so hard to go back to their biological families. It’s crazy & chaotic, but it’s what they know.
    I agree with you that she should do some time but 50 years is excessive.

  • understandingoverignorance

    Very sad situation but to shoot someone in the back of the head while they are sleeping show a high degree of malicious intent. The sentencing I do believe is too harsh. She should at least be given a chance at life by say 40 but 81 that is just inhumane.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Tell’em Patty! Tell’em bout George Zimmerman too!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Tell’em Patty! Tell’em bout George Zimmerman too!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    He was a john.

    When you deal with prostitutes and other illegal activities you take your life into your own hand.

  • ?jessica?

    Like I said its just my opinion. First off the right thing to do was to call the police if you killed someone that’s attacking you. Instead she chose to take everything and run and for that I don’t feel sorry her sitting in jail. This is my last time saying this. I don’t feel she should be in jail till she 80 but she must do some time. I sure this wasn’t the first 43 year old guy she was with. Most girls 16 are usually afraid of a man that age. For you to feel comfortable enough to go into his house and stay there until he falls asleep, that I have a problem with. She could have easily gathered her things and left. I wouldn’t be upset if she took the truck too. If she had done that, she wouldn’t be going through this now. Again this is my opinion

  • AndSo

    According to the NYT, she tried to recruit someone to return to his apartment to further steal from the man who she shot in the back of the head while he was sleeping. 50 years may be harsh, but she needs to serve some serious time. She ran away from her adopted family, hooked up with a well known pimp called Cut Throat and then became a prostitute. Yes, I’m sure that loser Cut Throat didin’t treat her too good, but that don’t mean that she had to murder and then rob a sleeping man and try and recruit someone to go back and re-rob her victim. I say another ten years would be just.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No my point is that white America never sees black teens as innocent children like they do white teens.

    Remember how people were trying to make Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown responsible for their deaths by making them adults when they were still teenagers.

    They even referred to Tamir Rice as ‘adult size’ so they could blame him for his death.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Now if that case wasn’t a Mess, I don’t know what is!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Now if that case wasn’t a Mess, I don’t know what is!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    He kept drinking even after he was put on probation.
    Rich wyte boys don’t have to follow the law…Donald J. Trump & Jr.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    She was 16, black and prostituting, but you think that calling the police was her first thought?

    Obviously you’re not black because calling the police is the last thing any black person would do.

    Afraid? I am sure she was more afraid of her pimp and then you have no idea what she went through in foster care or in her biological family that made her the person she is.

    I don’t know what her life was like either before she committed this crime but I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy.

    Good night.

  • ?jessica?

    ?……………..And that your opinion. I am not about to go back and forth over this good day and god bless

  • Renee26

    I think mandatory life is harsh… 25 yrs “life” would have been sufficient

  • Well$$Well$$?

    The guy might have been a piece of shat but I’m sorry shooting him in the head was wrong. There are men and women who were molested and raped as children and they don’t murder and rob people. I DO agree that if she were white she wouldn’t have received 51 years…

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Maybe not self-defense for an adult but again we’re talking about a 16 y/o child.

    I wish RiRi had paid for her to get a better lawyer because this fool was a loser.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    He was a john.

    When you’re involving yourself in an activity like prostitution everyone knows you’re risking your safety.

  • missmiami305

    Celebs can sometimes hurt a case more than they can help. Especially a Kardashian. Anyway, mixed feelings about this. Haven’t heard of this nor have I done enough research to form an opinion. Life comes at you fast and it can change in a split second. We have to make the right choices.

  • Nik

    I think a similar argument was used against Brendan Dassey of Making a Murderer fame. He has life in prison because it is believed his uncle took advantage of his low IQ and manipulated him into a crime. I don’t have an opinion about guilt or innocence, but I think a person’s age and intelligence level should be factors in cases like this.

  • the guest

    The term street smarts infers power that trafficked and exploited underage girls do not have. These children are indoctrinated and mentally diminished and denigrated into crimes of self victimization and victimization others out of obligation, desperation, trauma, and PTSD.

    Actually her behaviors are completely indicative of her hurt and trying to reclaim power from being sold into and victimized by sex slavery. Trafficked and exploited children who fight back are just as victimized and hurt as those who don’t.

    We can peacefully agree to disagree, because I have zero sympathy for a middle aged man who purchased a trafficked and exploited underage girl (those girls are instructed to use the code age of 18) for the purpose of systemic rape.

    I think juvenile detention until 18, then 20 years probation with mental health treatment for human trafficking survivors. I say 20 years supervision as assurance of her not relapsing to victimization. But she does not belong in prison.

    I bet sick predatory adults who prey upon and buy children for rape would think twice if they knew victimized kids were beginning to fight back.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    So if she did that to a male in your famliy ten years ok?

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Most of you people think she should be free because it’s a white man she killed

  • oshh16

    It’s snowing in Southern Md too.

  • lovelygamour

    what did her in was stealing the guns. because she was 16 she couldve claimed self defense and got 20 something years. it was stealing the guns that elevated the crime. that man shouldve never hired a child. there is no way he didnt know she was under 18.

    edited to add– a lot of those judges are clients themselves.

  • 1BlueStar

    Is “sex trafficked” a real thing…?

  • lovelygamour

    i think she got all that time because she stole tons of guns. so many other muders get like 7 years.

  • ?jessica?

    You are right. I’m not disputing anything you said. I was under the impression that she was a young girl that maybe ran away from home and found a refuge with a pimp. I truly feel sorry for her situation. The press have so many different versions of what happened someone could easily come to a conclusion.

  • lovelygamour

    you right. she had been condition by life. however if she didnt steal the guns i doubt she wouldve got all that time.

  • Ebony Starr

    When you deal with prostitutes and other illegal activities you take your life into your own hand.
    ________________
    And what made him so comfortable to turn his back and go to sleep with a prostitute in his bed? There is more to this story.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Who cares?

    He’s dead and she may as well be.

    Sad case all around.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    My cousin got like 13 years for trying to rob a truck lol he didn’t even complete the mission, it’s just so screwed up.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    In NC everything stops for it. Hope I make it back home this week.

  • the guest

    I understand your perspective too. I do. This is a tragic story. I have a daughter and a son. My husband and I are protective parents. My heart breaks for children taken advantage of by adults.

    I think that Cyntoia Brown was adopted as a young child then raised in a stable home that she ran away from. I’ve read that some adopted children feel a deep sense of abandonment even if they are adopted into good homes. They spend their life looking to fill a void. Human traffickers prey upon vulnerability. That girl.definitely had her vulnerability used. Sadly, it sounds like her mind too far gone her and life over before she killed the predatory man who purchased her. Tragic.

  • the guest

    Most girls 16 are usually afraid of a man that age. For you to feel comfortable enough to go into his house and stay there until he falls asleep, that I have a problem with.

    ****

    Excellent point. My God, she was a very damaged young girl. Tragic.

  • the guest

    She was poorly represented in court. Very poorly represented. A good attorney would have secured a plea for juvenile detention until 18, then maybe youth offender until 21, then lengthy probation with court ordered therapy. Her sentence is the result of judicial bigotry and awful representation.

  • jason rite

    But yet the cave ,Neanderthal, whyte devil can rape women in Amerikkka and get off with community service!!

  • the guest

    She has highly regarded academic and civil rights supporters. As far as her pop culture supporters, they are beneficial for donations for good causes. Support is a threat to a system hellbent on trying to oppress.

  • the guest

    She was a trafficked and exploited child. I do not agree with your assessment and I ask you to not regard nor reference me as n-gga. I do not regard nor reference my brothers and sisters with slave terminology and expect the same cultural respect and courtesy. Thank you.

  • the guest

    White America is addicted to low-cost and free black labor.

    ****

    THIS.

  • Non Conformist

    Didn’t she rob him for drug money after shooting him while he slept? She’s where she belongs.

  • ?jessica?

    Yeah it seems like she was. God bless that poor child ?

  • ?jessica?

    God bless that poor child?

  • MsPam

    The devil comes in all colors. The devil is inclusive. Jehovah God wanted me to tell you that.

  • MsPam

    She looks like Draya Michele, they look like they could be sisters.?????

  • hottlanta

    Please read and where is the ME TOO movement, They locked up Bill Cosby and said the hell with everyone else. This billionaire perv Epstein only got 13 months in jail. Gloria Alred where r u.

    How a future Trump Cabinet member gave a serial sex abuser the deal of a lifetime

    Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article220097825.html#storylink=cpy

  • Goodii2Shoes

    Gloria busy suing Harvey weinstein over general allegations but meanwhile doesn’t represent a single, real victim & refuses to represent actual plaintiff’s he victimized.
    ..I’m convinced some of the defense attorneys suing him, like Gloria, are only trying to max out his insurance and will funnel the money back to Harvey via some Jewish community network OR simply pocket the proceeds until they get sued for them…

  • Mssugamoma

    Exactly 2 wrongs dont make a right!! And the jury of her peers have spoken. Ijs

  • Mssugamoma

    He was someone’s son brother and possibly father too! If I recall she shot him in the back of the head!

  • Mssugamoma

    Exactly!

  • Fodderwing

    Maybe Kim should have put her money where her mouth is. Instead of taking to the media to support this girl, Kim should have quietly paid for a good defense team for her who could have exonerated her or gotten her a new trial. AND THEN ran her mouth about supporting unfair sentencing.

  • Fodderwing

    ??

  • Fodderwing

    Same attorney, too.

  • dontgetblocked

    That girl was out there. Lying about her age and working for her pimp/boyfriend. She had a stable home but she chose to run the streets. She killed her trick after eating the food he bought her at his house. He was asleep and she shot him in the back of the head. A death shot. Robbed him and wanted to go back to rob the dead man again. I believe she took his truck. This ain’t your average sixteen year old. She was a seasoned prostitute and criminal. She did the crimes (plural) and her devious azz is going to do the time.

  • Scromes1212

    No lawyer on earth could have got her a deal like that smh

  • Chicagowise

    I wouldn’t be surprised if he isn’t the only person she murdered.

  • Chicagowise

    I don’t know what you meant. I know what you said.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I’ll have to look him up. We’ve all seen that “slow” kid who doesn’t have any friends. He/she’s craving attention…any attention. It’s easy for those kids to be preyed upon.

  • Juliaquan C Spain

    Nothing else to say because you said it best.

  • Peppermint Patty

    Whatchu said!!….and Darren “Mike Brown was in the WWE trying to take me out with one hand-I was so scared ass” Wilson….too many to count

  • C Mack

    Nah I deal with teens on the daily and you would be shocked how “grown” some of them are. Plus her lifestyle most likely caused her to grow up fast.

    I’m not trying to justify the guy’s actions before being killed, but the fact is she told him she was an adult. She lied. Whether he should have known better or not is circumstantial and wouldn’t matter in court

  • Peppermint Patty

    Blah, blah, blah-save it for someone who cares Malcolm NEXT

  • C Mack

    I get it, but it just seems like she should have wanted to kill her pimp as opposed to this man who seems to have not known fully what he was getting into.

    You seem to only be seeing one side of this without having any consideration for the other side’s logic.

  • C Mack

    This wasn’t her pimp that she killed though. Her pimp def knew her age. I wonder where he is

  • C Mack

    Right! We know the system does not work in our favor yet ppl still do dumb stuff and want to be compared to white criminals.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Monsters. How do things like this happen…under the Law?

    The Herald also identified about 80 women who say they were molested or otherwise sexually abused by Epstein from 2001 to 2006. About 60 of them were located — now scattered around the country and abroad. Eight of them agreed to be interviewed, on or off the record. Four of them were willing to speak on video.
    The women are now mothers, wives, nurses, bartenders, Realtors, hairdressers and teachers. One is a Hollywood actress. Several have grappled with trauma, depression and addiction. Some have served time in prison.

    A few did not survive. One young woman was found dead last year in a rundown motel in West Palm Beach. She overdosed on heroin and left behind a young son.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Gurrrl!! It’s really sad that Justice is what you can pay for.

  • hottlanta

    Yeah and they bring that woman to testify against Cosby as if she just got outta the bed and went to the door. I read that and I just shook my head. Glad to see Nick Cannon going after the hypocrite LBGTQXTG community by showing homophobic tweets like bullets from Amy Schumer and other white comedians/folks and they haven’t said anything to them but constantly going after Kevin Hart.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    That’s all I’m saying ?????

  • ClaireHuxtable

    He got’em! And I hope he isn’t through.

  • Goodii2Shoes

    I wasn’t referring to you, person8. I was referring to mxggas, in general. Do you know that the term was used amongst whites to describe each other? It seems like people only noticed it when they (white people ) started calling black people by it. Then it became super egregious. To this day, white people still refer to one another as n******. It barely phases them.

  • ?jessica?

    Thank you. That’s a all I was saying. Being with grown men was nothing new to her. Most girls 16 are very afraid of men that age

  • hottlanta

    He is bringing receipts faster than a cashier at Kroger and I am for it. Lil Hots said they trying to go after DL. Please DL don’t care. He got something for them.

  • hottlanta

    Sounds like an episode of For My Man.

  • Goodii2Shoes

    Some people need oppression. Based on her pop culture supporters alone, I will continue saying all money is not good money and her pop culture supporters need to spend some time behind bars WITH Cyntoia to reform their desperate, criminal behaviors to collect the money they give away … if anything cyntoia was nothing more than a facade they were hiding behind hoping it deflected attention from their own crimes and miscarriages of justice.

    Maybe if they do the time soon, their kids/offspring won’t grow up to be the next cyntoia? Or maybe they wont do time for their own crimes and their kids WILL be the next Cyntoia so karma can shine again?… & their victim trick will be Harvey weinstein or sir Philip green… :) …fair enough

  • ?jessica?

    I agree with you. It’s heartbreaking that a 16 year old girl has to go through this. but I can’t help to think that that she had malicious intent. I would have been ok if she had shot him and left, then you could say that was a scared little girl. There was no reason for her to take the guns.

  • ?jessica?

    Not at all smh

  • ?jessica?

    I thought the exact something. I truly believe this wasn’t the first time at this man’s home nor do i think it was her first time with a man that age

  • Karen Brady

    Don’t do the crime…if you can’t….

  • Mielle Downey

    Like I said geniel raise other genials.

  • the guest

    It’s also circumstantial that she said she was 18. She did not present a fake ID. It was not fact. The only thing that matters in court is proper and effective legal representation which she did not and does not have.

    The human traffickers and exploiters of children instruct underage trafficked and exploited underage girls to lie and say they are 18 for the predatory purchaser’s protection not because the child is “grown acting” or ‘grown looking”.

    12 year old trafficked and exploited underage girls wobbling in high heels say they are 18 that doesn’t justify their being sold by a trafficker and purchased by a predator.

  • the guest

    Please don’t use street terms for crime with me as if it is to my or to acceptable understanding. He was not a “john”. He was predatory purchaser of trafficked and exploited children. Her defense team in my opinion did not put out enough awareness of the “madness” that is the worldwide pandemic of human trafficking and exploitation of children.

    As far as I’m concerned, the predatory pedophile purchasing a trafficked and exploited of any age is an abomination. A 16 year trafficked and exploited child old saying she is 18 does make her age factually 18.

  • Dora LaBelle

    Yes.

  • MSGREENMINUSTHEENVY

    I wish I could like this comment 100 times!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Only Black folk who are overly impressed with wyte folk actually care.

  • abby500

    Hahaaa

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Or maybe there are some black people who are gay too?

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    They had a young gal down Her in Atlanta shooting tricks in the head and taking what ever she could and they first thing she did was blame it in the man..and she had the AIDS also

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Check out that story called trying to hit a lick in Atlanta … them chicks wait till the guy sleep kill them and take off it’s a very common thing in prostitution

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Don’t blame it on no man

  • the guest

    Yes. There is an attorney that could have gotten her a deal like that. Absolutely there is. There’s an attorney that could have gotten her acquitted. She couldn’t afford the caliber and team of attorneys needed to get her probation or acquitted.

  • the guest

    THIS.

    Exactly. That girl needed a serious team legal represention and a coalition of legal support. She needed a dream team. Not a Gloria Allred either. A real pit bull legal team of male attorneys that only wealth could buy and she would be on probation for the last 15 years.

  • the guest

    Their son, brother, father was a child predator and rape monger and if they had any decency themselves they would have had their predator loved one placed in a mental institution or prison. They knew he was a predator.

  • the guest

    Oppression is the incorrect and inappropriate word,

  • the guest

    What whites do and say does not validate me or dictate my standards and sensibilities.

  • C Mack

    So she still has a PD?

  • Logan Roberts

    Starting my work morning off with some oatmeal & strawberries/pecans, a blueberry muffin and hot chocolate at Paneras ?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    I don’t disagree.

    I too work with teens professionally and while they may think they’re grown, I have enough discernment to know who is responsible and who is not. This level of immaturity and lack of accountability extends to the parents of the teens I work with as well. Many of whom did not mature past the age of 16-17 years old.

    Again, not excusing her behaviors because she murdered a man. All I’m saying is there were so many opportunities for the adults in her life to steer her away from this lifestyle but for many reasons ($$, manipulation, abuse) they did not.

    I think she should spend time in prison, but I feel it’s unfair to spend another 51 years in the bing. She started this life without ever having a shot.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Straight lies! That and/or they’re developmentally delayed!

  • SpiceGirl

    Dilly dilly

  • SpiceGirl

    Made your bed sweetie…now lay in it….Sorry not sorry!

  • free

    i know the facts of the case; nevertheless, let her be a white girl (or boy) though. totally different outcome.

  • LYRICS

    No remorse for this one. None!! She’s a different level of evil!

  • Jennifer

    A life for a life. Plenty of evil kids and she was one of them. Sociopathic bitch saw that man as a means to get by and had no respect for his life. People like that are unpredictable and should not live amongst the public.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    She was sexually abused and forced into virtual sex slavery as a teenager. It think that should have been a mitigating factor to consider when sentencing her. Yes, she should pay a price… but she did this at 16 and won’t be eligible for parole till 65 years later? That’s a travesty.
    We’ve all seen adult murderers get 20-30 years, or even way less for premeditated murder.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree. Any of us who’s watched different crime stories on the ID Channel etc has seen cold blooded murderers who got 25-30 years for their crime, and in some cases even less.

  • okiseethisthatdumbshit

    prayers to this young woman, may god keep her

  • Dowoop

    I had a green smoothie to prep my body for that banana chocolate chip muffin I ate after.

  • Dowoop

    I’d advocate for anyone that kills you.

  • Dowoop

    Torn on this one… She definitely deserves jail time but not life.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Studies have shown that America has some of the longest prison sentences in the world for felonies, especially compared to other developed/industrialized countries. It’s a shame.

  • free

    no such as mitigating factors for a black person. they call mitigating factors “excuses” when you’re black.

  • Renee26

    Exactly… I guess that’s TN law

  • MJ

    You have no proof that this man didn’t know she wasn’t 18 as she admitted to telling him she was. You’re tossing all of these PC hot botton terms at this scenario and basically turning a lie into the truth. Human trafficking (kidnapped and enslaved children and adults) is COMPLETELY DIFFERENT than a young lady who chose a life of crime on the streets (FOR WHATEVER REASON) While I agree that perhaps (and that’s a big perhaps) the sentence is too harsh considering her life circumstances, ultimately she murdered a man whose only crime that we know of was buying a prostitute. No proof whatsoever that he knew she was underaged, since she admitted she lied about her age. She CERTAINLY looks at least the age of my 22 year old daughter in that pic of her in the pigtails. Some people are just evil. Period. These acts fit the bill.

  • Sassie

    Damn, she deserves to pay for her crime, but LIFE? Come on now.

  • YellowSauce

    43 year olds need to leave 18 year olds alone also what could he possible have In common with her … besides look at that girls face she looks 18 now so imagine her at 16 … I’m sure she looked 13 …. the truth is old men like young poon poon and that is what he was there for … he paid for the youngest poon he could get … he paid … he knew what he was paying for and indulged … pedophilia DOES exist … there is NO excuse for this … he was the adult in this scenario and should have behaved accordingly

  • Applebootay

    She’s already been in there for 14 years. That’s MORE than enough for her involvement. So sad.

  • Applebootay

    She’s already been in there for 14 years. That’s MORE than enough for her involvement. So sad.

  • the guest

    Exactly!!!

  • jason rite

    I agree look at all the devil blk men that are beating and killing blk women!
    Whyte scientists have concluded through research that whytes aren’t even human but mankind–a make-up of the blk man and Neanderthals.

    THE MOST HIGH YAH didn’t create whyte people. They’re n not God’s work. Their DNA links back to Nanderthal!
    So how can a people that’s not even human,not even God’s work make it into paradise.I think not!!!

  • the guest

    My goodness, thank you for sharing this awareness.

  • the guest

    Say word.

    It’s also called transference.

    She transferred her rage against her trafficker to the predator who purchased her from her trafficker. Why did a 43 year old professional real estate business owner bring the sick world of human trafficking and child sex exploitation into his home. Why? Because he was a predator and purchaser of trafficked underage girls.

    I swear Cyntoia Brown has had the worst legal representation in the history of the united states of america.

  • AndSo

    She’s been in jail since she committed the crime as a teen, so if you add ten to that, she’s done near a quarter century. Honestly, I’m trying to be reasonable, weighing both her age and circumstances at the time and the sheer brutality of the crime. No one ever gets over having a loved one murdered.

  • DeJeri

    A white female would never receive such a sentence.

  • Chicagowise

    Like someone else said, she was a seasoned prostitute.

  • CaliGONECRAZY

    Right. She knew she was going to kill that man before she had sex with him.

  • MrTomalu .

    Good to hear some common sense. This girl doesn’t deserve clemency.

  • • ?ee?? •

    It’s because the victim is a white man. Has he been a Black man they might have given her an award ?

  • • ?ee?? •

    There’s only one reason she’s getting 51 years..it’s cause the victim is white. Had she been a white girl and the man Black she wouldn’t have even received

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3b92b1dca1bd4aa780b297686c89d729fb9f464e5817f0f1477eeabff943ee60.jpg probation.

  • Braxton P. Hartnabrig

    What a great filling being free??? Being free living in the suburbs of Kennesaw GA with white folks away from nigga culture is a great filling. I’ll be a coon any day over a real nigga.

  • dontgetblocked

    She never slept with him.

  • dontgetblocked

    How about her not shooting anyone? How about her keeping her azz at home and going to school? She chose to run the streets and sell her azz. Then she chose to murder and rob.

  • • ?ee?? •

    Meanwhile Zimmerman is walking around on vacation every day.

  • • ?ee?? •

    If you believe that you’re an idiot. Pimps always sleep with their hoes.

  • parisjok

    God not with a small g

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    Where’s Kim K? We got another one for ya……Get this woman out of jail………

  • the guest

    NFL Star Lawrence Taylor is a pedo predator too:

    The 51-year-old ex-linebacker, who led the New York Giants to Super Bowl titles in 1987 and 1991, will serve six years’ probation.

    “She told me she was 19,” Taylor, standing with his hands clasped behind him, said in court as he admitted having sex with a prostitute who turned out to be a 16-year-old Bronx runaway. Taylor said he now knows the girl was legally incapable of consent.

  • Strappyheels

    Exactly

  • Strappyheels

    Wow!!

  • Maxx

    The sentence is extreme for a 16 year old child whose brain is not fully developed yet. This does not mean in any way that her crimes should be taken lightly, however they should have reduced the remainder of her time. 65 years is too much when others who commit similar crimes get way less. IMO it should have been reduced down to at least 30 years giving this child a chance to be an adult & be able to contribute something positive to the free community. Hopefully she finds a way to heal/repent in the system & bring forth some light in all the darkness she has experienced so far in life. SMH. The justice system really sucks just like the government system really sucks. We need to do better.

  • CaramelDream

    The man she killed was a John not her pimp

  • blue skies

    sad sick world

  • Milan Pustai

    What an injustice 51 years of killing despot and tyrant ( when forced to live as sex slave at the age of JUST 16 years !!!) …I feel sorry for you Cyntoia Brown .. and hope the system we live in will let you out sooner…much sooner
    And that is because people in general have NO IDEA what it takes to be sex slave or to live under any tyrant at all ..

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    He began touching her under the covers? Um, he paid you for sex. I hate when it’s your word against the dead guy.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    My first thought was she was there to set him up or to rob him. How was she bothered that he began touching her under the covers…he paid you for sex.

    I never said he was right for being with a 16 y/o. I’m glad she was punished because so many of these young kids do think they can commit crimes, including murder, and walk away free. Self defense claims aint flying like they used to.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Yep cuz every goon and thug is afraid to walk on the same black as him, but will shoot to kill you or me.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Ok, sounds like you know the story. I was holding back on my usual lengthy comment cuz I didn’t want to be unfair making comments and not knowing the story.

  • • ?ee?? •

    I’m surprised some gangsters haven’t decided to handle it by now. It’s thousands of people getting killed for less.

  • SpiceGirl

    Right…..Had it been just self defense…then yes…but ALL the EXTRA afterwards……Yeahhhhh NO!