Oct. 10, 2023

S8 Ep298: A Family Affair: David and Cinnamon Brown

S8 Ep298: A Family Affair: David and Cinnamon Brown

In this month’s series “A Family Affair,” I’ll share cases in which children are manipulated into involvement in criminal offenses - even murder - at the direction of a parent. First up, lust and greed spur a man to manipulate his 14-year-old daughter into committing murder.  Later, when facing a lengthy prison sentence, loyalty to her father causes Cinnamon Brown to keep her father’s secret…at first. 


The Real Murders of Orange County: Stolen Youth, Season 3, Episode 9, July 21, 2023, Oxygen Network.

If You Really Loved Me, author Ann Rule, Simon and Schuster Books, 1991. 

“An Almost Perfect Murder”, Los Angeles Times, August 19, 1990. - lots of details

“The Tragic Story of Cinnamon Brown” All That’s Interesting,  May 17, 2023.

“Girl in Brown Family Slaying Case Paroled After 8 Years” The Los Angeles Times, Feb 29, 1992,

People v. Brown, 1992, Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division 3, California. Decided April 23, 1992,


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