The public outpour of support for Bresha Meadows continues to grow as more
than 26,000 people (and counting) across the nation have
signed an online petition calling for her release. Speaking with
The Plain Dealer, Attorney Ian Friedman commented on the fight for his client’s freedom,
“We would welcome any conditions for bond that the court would find
and set - which would be far better than keeping her in a jail cell.”
The now 15-year-old Meadows is currently awaiting trial for the alleged
murder of her father, Jonathan Meadows.
Bresha's case caught the nation’s attention amid allegations
that her family had suffered years of domestic abuse and violence at the
hands of her father. Along with the public, numerous domestic violence
organizations, such as Love & Protect, have gotten behind the #FreeBresha
movement, calling for her immediate release.
However, the family of Bresha’s father is fighting to stop her release.
Lena Cooper (Bresha’s aunt) has questioned her niece’s motives
in the shooting, saying that she believes Meadows is in need of help and
should not be released on bond. A hearing is scheduled for January 20th,
2017 before Juvenile Court Judge Pamela Rintala, where the issue is expected
to be a main topic of discussion.
Bresha has already experienced an unusually long period of detention. While
juveniles in Ohio typically spend two weeks or less in pretrial confinement,
Meadows’ time in custody is likely to extend past the half-year
mark. Attorney Friedman and the legal team at Friedman & Nemecek,
LLC are doing everything in their power to secure Bresha’s release.
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