14-year-old accused of killing father, family says girl is ‘hero who saved them all’
WARREN, Ohio– A 14-year-old girl is behind bars, facing aggravated murder charges for killing her father, but her family says she did it to protect her mother and her family.
“She is my hero; I wasn’t strong enough to get out and she helped me,” said Brandi Meadows, mother of Bresha Meadows, who is currently being held in the Trumbull County Family Court on a charge of murdering her 41-year-old father, Jonathan Meadows.
With tears flowing down her face, Brandi Meadows told the Fox 8 I-Team that her husband abused her for years but she was afraid to leave.
She had filed for a protective order five years ago but later dismissed it.
“I am so sorry she had to go through this,” Brandi said Thursday. “She is my hero. She helped me; she helped all of us so we could have a better life.”
Bresha Meadows is accused of shooting her father in their Warren home during the early morning hours of July 28. Her mother called 911 right after the shooting took place.
The girl’s attorney, Ian Friedman, said Bresha is a child that faced years of abuse at the hands of her father, and she witnessed her mother being abused.
“She wanted to protect her Mom,” Friedman said.
Bresha allegedly used her father’s gun to shoot him. Family members say the father often threatened them with that very gun.
“Using that gun around the house, to intimidate, everyone in the home was terrified,” Friedman said.
There’s a link to the gofundme at the article. Please help this girl if you can.