Cyntoia Brown

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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Lawyers for convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius hope a South African parole review board will release him to home confinement today.

Pistorius, 28, was found not guilty of murder and convicted of the lesser charge of culpable homicide in the shooting death of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013.

Pistorius claimed he thought an intruder was in his Pretoria mansion when he fired five shots through a bathroom door.

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