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

Glen Bates, right, leaves court Monday Oct. 17, 2016, in Cincinatti, after he was sentenced to death by Judge Megan Shanahan in the killing death of his two-year-old daughter, Glenara, who was starved and badly beaten. (Cara Owsley/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)

CINCINNATI - The mother of a 2-year-old Ohio girl who was starved and beaten to death has rejected a plea deal a day after the girl's father was sentenced to death for aggravated murder.

Thirty-year-old Andrea Bradley refused a plea deal Tuesday in a Cincinnati courtroom. Bradley's attorneys told the judge they want a doctors' report on Bradley's mental status. They say her IQ is low enough that it could remove the death penalty as a possibility.

Bradley has pleaded not guilty to charges including aggravated murder. She previously refused a deal from prosecutors that would have removed the death sentence possibility.

A judge on Monday ruled 34-year-old Glen Bates should be executed for the 2015 death of his daughter, Glenara. Prosecutors say Glenara had belt and bite marks and other injuries.


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