Kim Kardashian was among the many stars celebrating on Monday (07Jan19) after prisoner Cyntoia Brown was granted clemency by Tennessee Governor Invoice Haslam.
In 2006, Brown was convicted of murdering 43-year-old Nashville actual property agent, Johnny Allen, after he solicited her for intercourse in 2004, when she was 16 years previous. She was tried as an grownup and given a life sentence and, in December (18), it was declared she wouldn’t be eligible for parole till 2055 after serving a minimal of 51 years behind bars.
Nonetheless, on Monday, Haslam introduced that he was commuting her life sentence and she or he can be launched on 7 August (19), after 15 years behind bars, and positioned on supervised parole for 10 years.
The fact star, who put a highlight on Brown’s case in November when she tweeted about it, celebrated the information by retweeting an article and writing, “Thank you Governor Haslam” surrounded by six clapping emojis.
Brown had acquired assist from different celebrities too, who additionally took to social media to reward Haslam’s resolution.
“It happened!! Thank you to everyone who fought for Cyntoia. Every phone call. Every letter,” former One Tree Hill star Sophia Bush wrote on Instagram. “When you wonder, ‘I’m just one person, what can I do?’ Look at how many of you added up to create a wave of support and get the attention of the powers that be! YES! #CyntoiaBrown.”
“This makes me so happy!!!!!!” Future’s Youngster star Kelly Rowland posted. “I remember the day the number came across my screen to call….I didn’t hesitate. I dialed. I stated the purpose of my call…….and thousands of others did the same! OUR VOICES were heard! I am so happy for you Cyntoia!!”
Actress Viola Davis added, “YES!!! YES! This is when our justice system makes me proud. Made my day,” whereas rapper Meek Mill, who was launched in jail in April after spending 5 months behind bars over a probation violation, posted, “#cyntoiabrown granted clemency… shout out to the people that used their voice.. it really matters!”
Jada Pinkett Smith and Alyssa Milano additionally shared the article and thanked Haslam.