Thousands Sign Petition To Release Teen Accused Of Murdering Her Abusive Father

By Danielle Jennings

Suffering through years of physical abuse is enough to drive anyone to their breaking point regardless of age. As previously reported, 15-year-old Bresha Meadows was arrested on July 28 for fatally shooting her abusive father in an attempt to protect herself and her family. Now a show of support has emerged for the teen, as thousands have signed a petition urging for her release.

According to Bresha Meadows’ mother, she supports her daughter fully and completely corroborates her story that she and her daughter suffered long-term abuse at the hands of her husband. The Huffington Post has all the details of this latest development, as well as the next steps for Meadows’ case.

Via Huffington Post:

Over 6,000 people have signed a petition calling on Trumbull County prosecutors to drop charges against Bresha Meadows, a 15-year-old girl accused of killing her abusive father. “As a child impacted by extreme violence, Bresha needs a safe and supportive environment to heal and rebuild,” it reads. “Bresha should be released immediately and not have to endure the re-traumatization of prosecution and incarceration.”

The teen has been held in a juvenile detention center in Warren, Ohio, for over a month. She spent her …read more

Source:: Black America Web

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