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Cyntoia Brown Long, who was convicted of murder at age 16, is extending her support to a Wisconsin teenager who faces the death penalty for killing her pimp.

Chrystul Kizer was only 16 when she met her pimp, Randy Volar III. She is accused of shooting Volar twice in the head, then setting fire to his home.

Kizer, now 19, admitted killing Volar in his home in 2018 after she says he raped her multiple times. On the day he died, police planned to arrest Volar for child sex trafficking.

Long took to her Instagram account early Friday to voice her support for Kizer. She posted a photo of herself wearing a hoodie with the words "Justice 4 Chrystul Kizer" on the front.

Long, now 31, was granted clemency earlier this year and paroled after serving 15 years of a life sentence for killing a customer when she was a streetwise teenage prostitute.

Police say Volar's estate is worth $800,000. He made large bank deposits and other activities typical of sex traffickers.

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The teenager told police that Volar sold her to other men, which is why her attorney believes she should be shielded under sex trafficking laws.

But prosecutors say the sex trafficking laws don't apply to Kizer because she was engaged in prostitution and her life was not in imminent danger when she shot Volar in the head twice and set fire to his home.

Kizer, who has a criminal record of petty offenses, suffers from depression and other mental disorders.

If convicted of murder, she faces the death penalty or mandatory life in prison.
 

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Chrystul Kizer was only 16 when she met her pimp, Randy Volar III. Volar, 34, pimped Kizer out to older men and deposited the cash she made into his own bank account.

Kizer, now 19, admitted to killing Volar in his home in 2018 after she says he raped her multiple times. The day Volar died, he was about to be arrested for child sex trafficking.

Police say Volar's estate is worth $800,000. He made large bank deposits and other activities typical of sex traffickers.

The teenager told police that Volar sold her to other men, which is why her attorney believes she should be shielded under sex trafficking laws.

But prosecutors say the sex trafficking laws don't apply to Kizer because she was engaged in prostitution and her life was not in imminent danger when she shot Volar in the head twice and set fire to his home.

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Kizer is now on trial for her life.

If this story sounds familiar, it is because it nearly mirrors the story of Cyntoia Brown Long.

Long was also a 16-year-old prostitute when she was convicted of shooting a customer in the head while he slept. She stole the man's wallet and his car, then returned to his home with friends to steal from the deceased.

Long, now 31, was granted clemency earlier this year and paroled after being sentenced to life.

Unlike Kizer, Long didn't have a pimp. But she did have a camera-ready smile and celebrities like Kim Kardashian-West and T.I. were smitten.

Kizer, who has a criminal record of petty offenses, suffers from depression and other mental disorders.

If convicted of murder, she faces the death penalty or mandatory life in prison.
 

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A Texas judge has ordered ex-convict Cyntoia Brown to stay away from her husband, Jaime Long's 11-year-old son. According to court documents obtained by Bossip.com, Stacy Kirkland filed a motion asking a judge to prohibit Brown from contact with her son.

"I am extremely concerned about the safety of our young son, and do not believe that his father, Jaime, will take proper measures to protect [him] from danger," Kirkland wrote.

Brown, 31, was a 16-year-old runaway and prostitute who was convicted of killing one of her johns while he slept in his bed.

Celebrities and lawmakers sympathized with Brown and urged the governor of Tennessee to commute her sentence to time served in 2019.

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While in prison, Brown married Long, 34, a former member of the R&B band Pretty Ricky. Bossip states that Kirkland wasn't aware that Long had married Brown while she was behind bars.

"I would love for Jaime to spend more time with (his son)," Kirkland wrote. "However, in light Jaime's recent decision to enter into a romantic, committed relationship with a woman convicted of first-degree murder, I am extremely fearful."

The judge granted the restraining order since Long declined to enter an answer.

Long is allowed to have supervised visits with his son, but Brown is banned from being around the boy or making phone contact with the child. She can't remove him from school grounds or take him clothes shopping - things that a stepmother would typically do for her stepchild.

Last week convicted killer Cyntoia Brown was released from a Tennessee prison on Aug. 7, after Governor Bill Haslam commuted her life sentence in January. Brown was a 16-year-old runaway when she fatally shot real estate agent John Allen, 43, in the back of the head while he slept in 2002. She was sentenced to life in prison in 2004.

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Convicted murderer Cyntoia Brown is a free woman. She was released from prison today, Aug. 7. after Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam commuted her life sentence in January. Brown was a 16-year-old runaway when she fatally shot real estate agent John Allen, 43, in the back of the head while he slept in 2002. She was sentenced to life in prison in 2004.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam granted an early release to Cyntoia Brown, who was sentenced to life in prison in 2004 for killing a 43-year-old real estate agent who solicited sex from her. Brown was a 16-year-old runaway when she fatally shot John Allen in the back of the head while he slept in his bed in 2002.

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