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Sex-Trafficking Victim Cyntoia Brown Is Granted Clemency

Cyntoia Brown, a Tennessee woman who was convicted as a teenager of killing a man while she said she was a sex trafficking victim, was granted clemency Monday by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.  Haslam said the decision comes after careful consideration of “what is a tragic and complex case.”  Said Haslam in a statement: “Cyntoia Brown committed, by her own admission, a horrific crime at the age of 16. Yet, imposing a life sentence on a juvenile that would require her to serve at least 51 years before even being eligible for parole consideration is too harsh, especially in light of the extraordinary steps Ms. Brown has taken to rebuild her life.” ...Read more

Man Charged With Capital Murder In Shooting Death Of 7-Year-Old Texas Girl

A 20-year-old man was arrested late Saturday in the shooting death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes, who was killed in a drive-by shooting while sitting in the backseat of her mother’s car in Houston last month, police said. Eric Black Jr., 20, was charged with capital murder following the deadly shooting on Dec. 30, Harris County Sheriff’s Office announced in a news release Sunday. Black, who investigators identified as a suspect based on a tip, reportedly admitted to “taking part in the shooting.” He told investigators he mistook Barnes’ family car for another one he saw the night before the deadly shooting ...Read more