An Ohio mother of eight charged with aggravated murder after the torture death of her 2-year-old daughter will finally receive her jail sentence later this month after years in court.
Only, she doesn’t seem to think her sentence will be harsh enough.
In 2015, Andrea Bradley was arrested for the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Glenara Bates, who weighed just 13 pounds and was covered in more than 100 wounds when she was pronounced dead, according to the Daily Mail.
Authorities later determined Glen Bates, the child’s father, and Bradley severely beat and neglected their child, eventually resulting in her death.Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office
Glenara was covered in “c-shaped scars” that were determined to be bite marks and had diaper rash covering much of her body, CNN Wire Service reports.
Hamilton County Coroner Lakshmi Kode Sammarco, who performed the autopsy, told the Daily Mail:
“There is no doubt in my mind this child was tortured for the majority of her pitifully short life.”
The child’s father was said to be the “principal offender” and was sentenced to death in October 2016, WCPO reported, but the mother’s case was a bit more complicated.
During her span in court, Bradley has turned down multiple plea deals that would have resulted in less jail time, according to CNN.
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The 31-year-old even asked for the death sentence in the middle of court. She shouted out loud:
“It don’t matter what I want. Give the world what they want. If they want the death penalty, give it to ’em. I don’t care.”
However, the mother won’t be receiving the death sentence because her IQ is too low. Prosecutors determined that Bradley has an IQ of 67, meaning she legally has an intellectual disability.
Anyone with an IQ below 75 cannot be executed because it is considered cruel and unusual punishment, Cincinnati Enquirer reported.
Last week, Bradley pleaded “no contest” to the charges, which the Enquirer noted is treated as a guilty plea during the sentencing phase. She will not receive her sentencing until January 24, but she will face between 23 years and life behind bars.
The Daily Mail reported in 2015 that Glenara was taken away by child services due to malnutrition, but was returned to Bradley just weeks before she died. The agency has since admitted that they mishandled the case.
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