Tennessee lawmaker files bill inspired by Cyntoia Brown

Tennessee lawmaker files bill inspired by Cyntoia Brown
Tennessee State Rep. London Lamar's first bill is inspired by Cyntoia Brown. (Source: Tennessee General Assembly)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Tennessee’s youngest female lawmaker has filed a bill inspired by Cyntoia Brown.

State Rep. London Lamar, D-Memphis, filed her first bill to change how minors are treated if they are victims of sex trafficking or prostitution.

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It would be presumed an act of self defense if he or she uses force to cause serious injury or death.

Brown was imprisoned as a teenager with a life sentence after killing a man her attorneys say brought her home for sex.

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Brown’s case garnered national attention from activists and celebrities alike, prompting Gov. Bill Haslam to commute her sentence last week.

Brown will be released in August after serving 15 years in prison.

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