bresha meadows

At the age of 14, she killed her abusive father. Before she pulled the trigger, it hadn’t occurred to her that she would go to jail.
Bresha Meadows, 15, has already served nine months in jail.
Bresha Meadows shot her abusive dad to save her family, she says. Now her entire future is at stake.
Bresha Meadows, 15, will now get a chance to begin healing, her mother said.
Bresha Meadows' family applauded the decision to keep her case in juvenile court.
Advocates are calling for Bresha Meadows' release, citing the negative impact detention has on young people.
A petition calling for her release has reached almost 13,000 signatures.
They say she needs a safe and supportive environment to heal, not incarceration.