Lawyer: Ohio mom of starved, beaten 2-year-old has low IQ


CINCINNATI (AP) — An attorney says a Cincinnati woman charged with murder after her 2-year-old daughter died of starvation and blunt-force injury has a low IQ and what he describes as “the mentality of a child.”

Defense attorney Will Welsh tells The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/2a31PpA ) he’ll try to prove 30-year-old Andrea Bradley has developmental disabilities.

If that’s found to be true, it could remove the death penalty as a possibility in the case. A judge is set to consider the matter Sept. 7.

Bradley has pleaded not guilty to charges including aggravated murder in the March 2015 death of Glenara Bates. The girl’s father pleaded not guilty to the same charges.

Bradley previously refused a deal from prosecutors to change her plea in exchange for removing the death sentence possibility.

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Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com

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