Here's Everything You Need To Know About Why Celebrities Are Tweeting #FreeCyntoiaBrown

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The heartbreaking and disturbing news about 16 year-old sex traffick victim Cyntoia Brown has gone viral.

Brown, who feared that former soldier planned to kill her, eventually grabbed one of Allen's guns and killed him, Fox 17 reports. Brown, who was living with an abusive adult male pimp at the time, shot and killed the man after she was convinced he meant to cause her bodily harm.

As it now stands Cyntoia Brown will only be eligible for parole after serving 51 years, when she is 67 years old.

Her case has been documented by filmmaker Dan Birman's Me Facing Life: "Cyntoia's Story".

In the court of social media, Brown's case for early release has already won over an onslaught of celebrity support.

More than a decade later, she's gained some A-list defenders: Celebrities Kim Kardashian West, Rihanna and Cara Delevigne are on a campaign to correct what they see as a miscarriage of justice, and hope to free the teenage killer.

"The system has failed", wrote Kardashian West also on Tuesday.

"We have to do better and what's right". Ive called my attorneys yesterday to see what can be done to fix this.

Brown said she had been sleeping with a 24-year-old drug dealer named "Cut Throat".

A petition to free her has almost 200,000 signatures.

Ms. Brown's supporters have described her as a model inmate.

Any time celebrities like Rihanna and Kim Kardashian post about something online, people pay attention. She was 16 at the time of the murder and she won't be eligible for parole until she is in her late 60s. In her 2012 hearing, Cyntoia said that her boyfriend, nicknamed Cut-throat, forced her into prostitution. Nuances that make it less and less palatable that this young woman will spend most of the rest of her life in prison. A plea that the jury ultimately rejected later finding her guilty of first-degree murder, premeditated murder, first-degree felony murder and aggravated robbery.

Thirteen years later and Cyntoia Brown remains in the Tennessee Prison for Women.

Her lawyers, through the appeals process, also showed that Brown suffers from Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, which can impair sufferers' judgement in stressful situations-a condition that was not diagnosed during her initial trial.

In fact, in 2011, the state laws were amended to prevent anyone aged 18 or younger to be charged with prostitution.

She also details a life of abuse, with her mother and grandmother being survivors of rape and her adopted father being physically abusive.

People are demanding justice for a girl who was bought for sex and jailed for killing her captor. "She was picked up by a 43-year-old man. Cyntoia was 16 years old", Birman told Fox 17.

Derri Smith, CEO of End Slavery Tennessee, said on Wednesday that Brown does not deny killing Allen, but is asking for her sentence to be changed to second-degree murder.

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