Andrea Bradley: After saying she 'didn't care' if she died, mom may take new plea deal in court

Posted at 6:53 AM, Oct 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-06 12:48:31-04

CINCINNATI -- A woman who Hamilton County officials accused of torturing her 2-year-old daughter to death could take a plea deal when she returns to court Oct. 18 after defiantly saying she "didn't care" if she got the death penalty on Sept. 29.

Thirty-year-old Andrea Bradley is charged with aggravated murder for allegedly starving and killing her daughter Glenara Bates, who weighed only 13 pounds when she was beaten to death.

Mental health tests reveal that Bradley has an IQ of 67, below the threshold for Ohio's death penalty.  At her last court appearance, Bradley's attorneys asked Judge Ruehlman for more time to negotiate a plea deal. 


Bradley chose not to take a plea deal that would have given her 15 years behind bars in May. This decision meant her case would head to trial. 

A jury recommended death for Bradley's boyfriend Glen Bates on Sept. 28. Bates was convicted of killing his daughter after banging her head against a wall.