Netflix’s Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story Trailer & First Look Photos
Netflix has released the official trailer for Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story, directed and produced by Daniel H. Birman. You can check out the trailer for the documentary below, as well as the photos in the gallery!
In 2004, 16-year-old Cyntoia Denise Brown was arrested in Nashville, Tennessee, for murdering a 43-year-old man who picked her up for sex. She was tried as an adult and sentenced to life in prison — Cyntoia’s fate seemed sealed.
The film shows the complexity of a child who was the product of three generations of violence against women in her biological family. And how in 2019, after nearly 10 years of legal challenges, Governor Bill Haslam granted her request for clemency. He did so following a slow shift in the state for legislative change in juvenile sentencing laws and having seen evidence of her maturity, education, and good behavior as a prisoner.
Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story was produced and edited by Megan E. Chao. The movie will release globally on Netflix on April 29, 2020.