Mum of girl starved, fatally beaten can't face death penalty

Andrea Bailey will not be facing the death penalty after being found intellectually disabled. Photo / AP
Andrea Bailey will not be facing the death penalty after being found intellectually disabled. Photo / AP

The mother of a 2-year-old Ohio girl who was starved and beaten to death is not eligible for the death penalty if convicted of aggravated murder in the child's death.

A judge ruled on Tuesday that 30-year-old Andrea Bradley cannot be sentenced to death if convicted. Hamilton County prosecutors didn't dispute a psychologist's report that found Bradley is intellectually disabled. The US Supreme Court has found that executing people with intellectual disabilities violates the US Constitution.

Andrea Bradley and Glen Bates were indicted on aggravated murder charges in April 2015 in their death of their 2-year-old daughter, Glenara Bates. Photo / Hamilton County Sheriff
Andrea Bradley and Glen Bates were indicted on aggravated murder charges in April 2015 in their death of their 2-year-old daughter, Glenara Bates. Photo / Hamilton County Sheriff

Bradley has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder and other charges in Glenara Bates' 2015 death. She could be sentenced to up to life in prison if convicted.

The judge set Bradley's trial for April 2017.

Glenara's father, Glen Bates, was convicted of aggravated murder and sentenced to death in October in the case.

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