Cyntoia was sixteen when she shot and killed Johnny Allen. The police found him naked and facing the wall upon entry. She had a background of prostitution; so did her birth mother and grandmother. Her phsyciatrist stated she had traces of a peronality disorder but wasn't diagnosed with it. She was sentenced to 53 years in prison without the possibility of parol.
None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.
-- Pearl S. Buck