Netflix has acquired the rights to feature Cyntoia Brown’s story in an upcoming documentary. The new film will detail moments leading up to the murder along with Cyntoia’s release from prison in August 2019.
“I am thankful for all the support, prayers, and encouragement I have received,” Cyntonia said in an official statement after her clemency was announced. “I am thankful to my lawyers and their staffs, and all the others who, for the last decade have freely given their time and expertise to help me get to this day. I love all of you and will be forever grateful. With God’s help, I am committed to living the rest of my life helping others, especially young people. My hope is to help other young girls avoid ending up where I have been.”
Cyntoia was arrested at the age of 16-years-old and charged as an adult when she killed a 43-year-old man who solicited her for sex.
She was granted clemency and will be released in August 2019.