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. Resources:The Real Murders of Orange County: Stolen Youth,
Season 3, Episode 9, July 21, 2023, Oxygen Network. https://www.oxygen.com/the-real-murders-of-orange-county/season-3/episode-9/stolen-youth
- If You Really Loved Me,
author Ann Rule, Simon and Schuster Books, 1991.
“An Almost Perfect Murder”, Los Angeles Times, August 19, 1990. https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1990-08-19-vw-3027-story.html
- lots of details
“The Tragic Story of Cinnamon Brown” All That’s Interesting, May 17, 2023. https://allthatsinteresting.com/cinnamon-brown
“Girl in Brown Family Slaying Case Paroled After 8 Years” The Los Angeles Times, Feb 29, 1992, https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1992-02-29-me-2474-story.htmlPeople v. Brown, 1992,
Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division 3, California. Decided April 23, 1992, https://caselaw.findlaw.com/court/ca-court-of-appeal/1771760.htmlSponsors:
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