Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story is an American documentary series that is about to release on 29th April 2020. The director and producer of the movie is Daniel H. Birman. He is known for his previous documentary on Brown’s life, “Me Facing Life: Cyntonia’s Story.” Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story is one of the Netflix Originals. The main star cast of the movie is Cyntoia Brown.
The film will follow Cyntoia Brown’s story as a teenager being trafficked into sex work, about her time in prison as she shot a man in self-defense, and enduring abuse. Cyntoia Brown was arrested in Nashville, Tennessee, for murdering a 43-year-old real estate agent, Johnny Allen. Allen had paid Brown $150 to have sex with him. They both met at a parking lot and went to Allen’s home, where Brown shot him in the back of Allen’s head. In 2004, she was sentenced to spend 51 years in jail. She was only 16 years old when she went to her first trial for the murder. She is also questioned about her past. The documentary centers the story of Brown starting from the week she was put on trial for murdering Johnny Allen until six years till her conviction.
The National Women’s Law Center gave a message of celebration when the announcement of Brown’s released is made in August of last year. The justice-minded organization also shared that she should not have been in prison in the first place.