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Bresha Meadows Case: Teen Offered Plea Deal for Killing Abusive Dad

Monday, May 08, 2017

by Mary Emily O'Hara

"An Ohio teen charged with killing her father, who the family said terrorized them with physical and psychological abuse for years, is nearing a plea deal.

Last July, when Bresha Meadows was just 14, her father Jonathan was sleeping on the couch when he was shot in the head. Police arrested Bresha and took her to the juvenile detention center in Warren.

The girl's mother and two siblings have never denied that Bresha shot her father that night. But they say that in doing so, she saved all of their lives.

On Monday, Trumbull County prosecutor Stanley Elkins and Meadows' attorney Ian Friedman put a plea deal on the table that could see Bresha, now 15-years-old, soon back at home.

'We're looking at a proposed term of 18 months,' Friedman told NBC News, 'Which would be subject to inpatient treatment.'"

Read the full article here.