Bresha Meadows, Ohio Teen Who Fatally Shot Her Father, Is Returning Home
Bresha Meadows, the teenage girl who was charged with aggravated murder after killing her allegedly abusive father, will be released from a mental health facility on Sunday.
“We have in fact heard from Bresha’s family that she is being released from her confinement at a mental health facility on Sunday,” a tweet from her supporters’ Twitter account read.
We have in fact heard from Bresha's family that she is being released from her confinement at a mental health facility on Sunday. #FreeBresha
— #FreeBresha (@freebresha) February 2, 2018
As part of a plea deal Meadows pled “true” (essentially guilty) to shooting her allegedly abusive father when she was 14 years-old. She will be on probation for two years but her records will be sealed and purged.
Prior to this she had spent ten months in Trumbull County Juvenile Detention Center in Ohio, and was sentenced to 60 more days in juvenile detention followed by six months in a mental health facility.
Meadows’ story is somewhat similar to that of Cynthia Brown‘s, a Nashville woman who was imprisoned at the age of 16 for killing a child predator who paid her for sex.
Brown admitted that she shot and killed Johnny Mitchell Allen, the man who paid Brown for sex. but did so because she feared he would kill her. However, prosecutors argued that Brown robbed Allen after she killed him, with his pants, wallet, and some guns in her possession when apprehended. Ultimately, she was sentenced to life in prison, only eligible for parole after serving 51 years.
Currently Brown’s lawyers are looking to overturn her life sentence.