Michaela C. Briede case: Teen killed at N.Ky. apartment was granddaughter of victim rights advocate
Maxim Alter, WCPO Digital
4:12 PM, May 29, 2013
4:54 PM, May 30, 2013
FORT MITCHELL, Ky. -- A teen found dead at a Fort Mitchell apartment Tuesday night was the granddaughter of a woman who fought for the passage of a 1998 bill that allowed for a life sentence without parole for Kentucky criminals.
Barbara and other supporters of victim's rights won a victory in 1998 when the Briede Bill passed. The Kentucky crime bill allows for a life sentence without parole, a 50 percent increase in victim compensation and a mandate that violent offenders serve at least 85 percent of their sentences. Before, offenders were only required to serve 50 percent of their sentence.
Barbara Briede also became the chapter president of Kentuckians Voice for Crime Victims after Carlos Faulkner pleaded guilty to murdering her daughter Lesley. Following Faulkner's conviction, Barbara became an outspoken advocate of adding the life-without-parole provision.
Lesley Briede's body was found in her home on Sept. 20,1992 after she was beaten with a barbell and stabbed 39 times. She was 26.
Faulkner is serving a life sentence at the maximum-security Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville. He is eligible for parole in 2018, after serving 25 years. He was 25 at the time of his arrest.
Officers say Michaela Briede's death Tuesday night was not a random act of violence -- but that she was targeted at her apartment at The Vinings of Fort Mitchell.