14-year-old accused of killing father, gets praised by mother


Bresha Meadows shot and killed her father on July 28 but instead of regret and outrage, her mother has dubbed the 14-year-old a ‘hero.’

Brandi Meadows has praised her daughter for saving the family from the clutches of  an abusive drunk with a single bullet to her father, Jonathan’s head on July 28.

Furthermore, She explained that her 41-year old husband of 18 years would drink and threaten them. Therefore she is grateful that her daughter helped the family escape him.

According to eyewitnesses, Bresha killed Jonathan with the same gun which he had used to threaten the family on numerous occasions. She is now facing aggravated murder charges,Daily Mail reports.

The police are yet to determine the events that led up to the 4am shooting episode. But Sheri Latessa, one of Bresha’s aunts, said the girl turned to her mother and said ‘Now mommy, you’re free,’ afterwards.

Another family member, Martina Latessa, a Cleveland police officer said Bresha tried to get help noting that the girl was ‘born into a nightmare from day one’, but the authorities refused, saying they could not act against Jonathan.

Brandi Meadowns filed for protective order in 2011 to keep herself and the children away from her late husband. She also admitted she was completely terrified and felt powerless to act against him.

Police records show that officers were called to the property after receiving reports that Johnathan had tried to kill Brandi and their three children.

However, though charges of domestic violence were leveled against Jonathan, he was never convicted as his wife dropped the charges.

A family friend has set up a GoFundMe page set to help pay Bresha’s legal fees.

She insisted that her ‘childhood has been ripped from her hands by an abusive father’.

The page adds: ‘Bresha has reached out in the past but the system has failed her. Let’s not fail her this time.

Bresha has not yet entered a plea to the charge against her. She is due in court at the end of August.