Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam grants executive clemency to Cyntoia Brown

In one of his last acts as Tennessee governor, Bill Haslam on Monday granted executive clemency to Cyntoia Brown, commuting her life sentence for murder, according to local news reports.

Brown, a victim of child sex trafficking, was sentenced to life for the killing of a Nashville man in 2004. She was 16 at the time.

In December, Tennessee’s Supreme Court ruled that Brown must remain in prison for at least 51 years before she was eligible for release.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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Actor Kevin Spacey arrives at district court on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Nantucket, Mass., to be arraigned on a charge of indecent assault and battery. The Oscar-winning actor is accused of groping the teenage son of a former Boston TV anchor in 2016 in the crowded bar at the Club Car in Nantucket. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Actor Kevin Spacey departs from district court on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Nantucket, Mass., after he was arraigned on a charge of indecent assault and battery. The Oscar-winning actor is accused of groping the teenage son of a former Boston TV anchor in 2016 in the crowded bar at the Club Car in Nantucket. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Kevin Spacey llega al Tribunal de Distrito de Nantucket , Massachusetts, para responder a un cargo de abuso sexual, el lunes 7 de enero del 2019. El actor ganador de dos premios Oscar enfrenta un cargo penal por presuntamente haber manoseado a un adolescente en un bar de la isla en 2016. De ser hallado culpable podría pasar hasta cinco años en prisión. (AP Foto/Steven Senne)
NANTUCKET, MA - JANUARY 7: Actor Kevin Spacey leaves Nantucket District Court following his arraignment on a felony count of indecent assault and battery in Nantucket, MA on Jan. 7, 2019. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
NANTUCKET, MA - JANUARY 7: Actor Kevin Spacey is seen through a window as he walks towards the courtroom in the Nantucket District Courthouse in Nantucket, MA for his arraignment on a felony count of indecent assault and battery on Jan. 7, 2019. (Photo by Nathan Klima for The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
NANTUCKET, MA - JANUARY 7: Actor Kevin Spacey arrives at Nantucket District Court for his arraignment on a felony count of indecent assault and battery in Nantucket, MA on Jan. 7, 2019. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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