Bresha Meadows would have been a freshman at Warren G. Harding High School in Warren, Ohio this year. Instead, she’s been held — without bond — at the Warren County Juvenile Detention Center since July, after allegedly shooting her father, who is said to have been abusive.
Up until this week, there was a possibility that Bresha could be tried as an adult, and if convicted, sentenced to life in prison. But, after so much public outcry, it was announced on Thursday (Dec. 1) that Bresha’s case will stay in juvenile court — meaning that if she is convicted, she can only be imprisoned until she turns 21.
“This is a monumental decision,” Bresha’s attorney Ian Friedman told The Plain Dealer. “This is what we had hoped for since day one.”