Cyntoia Brown had a difficult start in life. She was born to an alcoholic, teenage mother who was a victim of sex trafficking. Cyntoia experienced a sense of isolation, low self-esteem, and alienation that drove her straight into the hands of a predator.
Why Was Cyntoia Brown Convicted
Cyntoia was trafficked during her early teenage years and, at the age of 16, was arrested for killing a man who solicited her for sex. She was tried as an adult and was sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole for 51 years.
Her trafficker was never arrested. In prison, Cyntoia’s life took a dramatic turn when the prison education principal took her under her wing and introduced her to a spiritual path. She encouraged her to build a positive life in prison and to resist the negative influences that lead to despair.
Cyntoia Brown, who served 15 years of her life sentenced for killing a man when she was 16, was released from a Nashville prison in 2019.
Over the years, the fight for Brown’s release has brought prominent lawyers to her defense, a backing from celebrities including Kim Kardashian West and Rihanna. Her case also inspired the introduction of state legislation aimed at protecting minors who are victims of sex trafficking.
In 2006, Brown was convicted of aggravated robbery and first-degree murder for killing 43-year-old real estate agent Johnny Allen, whom she went home with after he picked her up for sex at a Sonic Drive-In in Nashville.
She told police that she pulled a pistol out of her purse and fatally shot Allen because she thought he was reaching for a gun.
She then fled with Allen’s guns and money. She drove away in his pickup truck.
Prosecutors claimed that Brown shot Allen as part of a plan to rob him, but Brown told police she was acting to protect herself. She was convicted and sentenced to life in prison over the killing.
Who is Cyntoia Brown’s Husband?
Jamie Long is Cyntoia brown’s husband, he is known by his stage name J. Long is a musician and entrepreneur.
He has performed in the R&B and gospel genres and briefly joined the hiphop/R&B group, Pretty Ricky. Jamie Long comes from a family of musicians with the most prominent being his uncle, the late Huey Long, of the group The Ink Spots.
After exchanging a series of letters for months, J. Long visited her in prison. According to him, it was there where he realised the two of them were meant to be together.
What People Say About Cyntoia Brown and Her Husbang J. Long
That would be yes yes !!! He adores you- and his humor with you is the best.We are proud of him too. Its just a blessing that he is a person that God hand picked for you- helped your life level and up to be your spiritual wonderful authentic self.
I’ve been into you’re story for years and that’s why it makes me even more proud or and happy for you I’m glad you over came all of the things you did.
BLESSINGS WHEN YOU LOVE A WOMAN WE’RE PROUD OF YOU TOO!
Tears 😭 I love this!!!! You are such an inspiration. I cried when I watched your story because I almost did a 30 year sentence and I remember how I felt. I hope to be able to have you on my podcast one day. It would mean the world to me. Blessings and love sis! You are absolutely amazing.
Love This! @cyntoiabrownofficial I’ve been following your story for a while now. Your faith, courage and strength is everything. YOU showed the world that no matter what situation you find yourself in. As long as you believe and trust in God and YOURSELF that… There is light at the end of the tunnel. Continued prayers for you Luv. Wishing you guys a lifetime of love, happiness and success.
I’m so proud of you. From watching everything and just bought your book. You are an inspiration and continue to be one. Much love from Thailand.
@cyntoiabrownofficial I advocated for your release because I believed in you and I love your now life and seeing you and Jay together!! BEAUTIFUL!
I just watched the Netflix documentary. It baffles me how you had to go through that. You were a child. So glad to see you doing so well and inspiring others. You deserve all the happiness in the world.
Every time I see one of your posts I get so happy all over again about you being out and free!
I just watched your documentary on Netflix. God brought you through a lot. And I’m happy that your blessings are multiples ten fold. Please May you and your family continue to be blessed and continue your journey in helping others. Blessings Queen… @cyntoiabrownofficial