Christy was convicted as a juvenile and has been imprisoned for 13 years. She was arrested and detained two months after she had turned 15 years old. During her 48-hour detention, the police denied her contact with her mother, a lawyer, food, and water. She did not sleep during this time. She was coerced into making a false confession. Aged 16, she was tried in an adult court, and sentenced to two life sentences for a crime she did not commit.