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Attorney Ian Friedman Represents 14 Year Old Accused of Killing Abusive Father

Attorney Ian Friedman of Friedman & Nemecek, L.L.C. is representing 14-year-old Bresha Meadows, who is facing aggravated murder charges for killing her father, but close relatives say she was only trying to protect her family. Bresha allegedly shot her father with a gun that he himself had used to threaten Bresha and her mother in the past.

“This is not something that most people even imagine,” Attorney Friedman told Fox 8 News. “She wanted to protect her mom. That’s what it was. And when people hear that, they feel horrible for her.”

Bresha’s mother, Brandi Meadows told reporters that both she and Bresha had suffered relentless abuse from Jonathan Meadows for years, but were too afraid to leave. According to police records, officers were previously called to the property after Jonathan attempted to kill Brandi and their three children. Brandi eventually pressed domestic abuse charges, but they were later dropped.

“Using that gun around the house, to intimidate, everyone in the home was terrified. Dad’s drinking, dad’s drunk, dad has a gun,” Attorney Friedman said. “Can you imagine? Seeing the constant beatings, the abuse. I’m confident that once they see that, they’re going to have a lot to think about as to how they want to handle this.”

Girl is Called a “Hero Who Saved Them All”

Martina Latessa, Bresha’s aunt, told Cleveland police that Jonathan kept Bresha and Brandi imprisoned from relatives and close friends – a few months before the shooting, Bresha attempted to run away to Latessa’s house to ask for help, but authorities told the family they could not act against Jonathan.

Although the case is still under investigation, Bresha has been referred to as the “hero who saved them all” by her family. “She is my hero. She helped me; she helped all of us so we could have a better life,” Brandi said.

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