Lead detective in Cyntoia Brown case urging Gov. Haslam to not grant her clemency

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The lead detective in the case involving a woman convicted of murdering a man when she was a 16-year-old prostitute is urging Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam not to grant her clemency.

According to a seven-page letter sent to Haslam, Nashville homicide detective Charles Robinson says he considered the possibility Cyntoia Brown’s actions were justified.

However, Robinson writes his investigation into the 2004 case led him to believe Brown was not justified.

You can view the letter here: 

This development comes just days after Gov. Haslam issued clemency to 11 Tennesseans, including a Hawkins County man. 

Gov. Haslam is expected to make a decision next month. 

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