Mom of girl starved, fatally beaten can’t face death penalty

This undated booking photo provided by the Hamilton County, Ohio, Sheriff shows Andrea Bradley. Bradley and Glen Bates were indicted on aggravated murder charges Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in the death of their two-year old daughter, Glenara Bates, who authorities say died of starvation and blunt force injury on March 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Hamilton County Sheriff)
This undated booking photo provided by the Hamilton County, Ohio, Sheriff shows Andrea Bradley. Bradley and Glen Bates were indicted on aggravated murder charges Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in the death of their two-year old daughter, Glenara Bates, who authorities say died of starvation and blunt force injury on March 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Hamilton County Sheriff)

CINCINNATI (AP) — The mother of a 2-year-old Ohio girl who was starved and beaten to death is not eligible for the death penalty if convicted of aggravated murder in the child’s death.

A judge ruled Tuesday that 30-year-old Andrea Bradley cannot be sentenced to death if convicted. Hamilton County prosecutors didn’t dispute a psychologist’s report that found Bradley is intellectually disabled. The U.S. Supreme Court has found that executing people with intellectual disabilities violates the U.S. Constitution.

Bradley has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder and other charges in Glenara Bates’ 2015 death. She could be sentenced to up to life in prison if convicted.

RELATED: Mom of Ohio girl starved, beaten to death rejects plea deal

The judge set Bradley’s trial for April 2017.

Glenara’s father, Glen Bates, was convicted of aggravated murder and sentenced to death in October in the case.

WDTN.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s