Teen girl who fatally shot abusive dad will spend time in treatment center, not jail
By Jennifer Cruz
Bresha Meadows was just 14 years old when she killed her father. Her mother calls her a hero, while her father’s sister calls her a murderer. (Photo: WFMJ)
A juvenile court judge out of Trumbull County, Ohio, determined Monday that a 15-year-old girl who shot and killed her abusive father last year will soon be moved out of jail and to a residential treatment facility as part of her sentencing.
Bresha Meadows, 15, originally faced aggravated murder charges, but those were dropped to involuntary manslaughter Monday as part of a plea deal that will leave her with a clean record as she moves into adulthood.
Bresha, who has remained in jail since the July 2016 shooting, will leave the detention center and be moved to a residential treatment facility in about two months. Bresha, who has been diagnosed with anxiety and depression, will be required to spend at least six months in the facility, altogether, spending 18 months in custody.
Defense attorney Ian Friedman told NBC News they are pleased with the plea deal, noting that the girl, who was reportedly “incredibly relieved” at the decision, originally faced life in prison without the possibility of parole.
According to The Root, after the hearing, Bresha hugged