CINCINNATI -- Andrea Bradley still isn't going to make a plea deal. Not if her mother thinks she should. Not if her lawyers think she should.
Bradley, charged in the death of daughter Glenara Bates, was back in court Tuesday for another hearing. Hamilton County officials allege Bradley and Glen Bates, Glenara's father, tortured and neglected the 2-year-old girl so severely she died. Bates was sentenced to death Monday morning, after a jury convicted him of aggravated murder in late September.
The jury in Bates' case said it found he was "the principal offender" in Glenara's torture. Bradley also is charged with aggravated murder.
Bradley's attorneys told a judge Tuesday they'd like a report from doctors on their client's mental status; tests show that Andrea Bradley has an IQ of 67, below the threshold for the death penalty. They expect another hearing Nov. 2.
Hamilton County Deputy Coroner Dr. Jennifer Schott said Glenara Bates weighed only 13 pounds when she died, less than half the average weight of a 2-year-old. Schott also testified that Glenara was covered in "C-shaped scars," determined to be bite marks.
Schott also highlighted severe diaper rash that extended from Glenara's lower back to her thighs. During Bates' taped interrogation, he said Glenara was often made to sleep in a downstairs bathtub because of a bed-wetting problem. Prosecutors said the tub was filled with feces.
The deputy coroner said she believes Glenara could have survived had she been taken to a hospital.