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Me Facing Life: They All Wanted Admiration

Clip: Season 12 Episode 15 | 3m

In 2004, Cyntoia Brown was arrested for murder. There was no question that a 43-year-old man is dead and that she killed him. What mystified filmmaker Daniel Birman was just how common violence among youth is, and just how rarely we stop to question our assumptions about it. He wondered in this case what led a girl -- who grew-up in a reasonable home environment -- to this tragic end?

Aired: 03/01/11

Rating: TV-PG

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