Remember the 15-year-old Ohio girl, Bresha Meadows, that killed her father for his continued, alleged abuse? According to PEOPLE, the young teenager will remain in custody pending her upcoming trial this month despite a release request for “better psychological care.”
“On Friday, a judge in Ohio’s Trumbull County Family Court denied a request to have Bresha released pending trial. Bresha’s attorney, Ian Friedman, unsuccessfully sought her release into the custody of her aunt, a police officer, so the teen could receive what he argued was better psychological care.
Prosecutors, who did not return a call for comment, reportedly argued Bresha was already receiving proper treatment and may be a flight risk.”
Bresha Meadows is facing one count of murder in connection with the death of her 41-year-old father, Jonathan Meadow. The court is accusing Bresha of shooting her father in the head with his gun in their family home in Trumbull County on July 28, 2016.
Surprisingly, Bresha’s mother praised her daughter actions calling her a “hero” for ending the abuse she suffered under the helms of her husband.
Despite the judges’ recent denial, Bresha’s lawyers still plan to fight for her welfare. They claim Bresha needs expert care for her diagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression. Otherwise, her mental health will be affected in the long run.
“I think there’s a responsibility for this child to make sure she’s okay,” Bresha’s attorney, Ian Friedman, said.
In light of Bresha’s arrest, a #FreeBresha movement has been ignited in the spirit of advocacy. Check out this interesting VICE News clip at the drop to learn more.