PRESS RELEASE, 4/8/2015

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces parents’ indictment in case of beaten and starved 2-year-old

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Cincinnati residents Andrea Bradley (DOB 9/24/86) and Glen Bates (DOB 6/27/82) on charges of Aggravated Murder, Murder and Child Endangering.  If convicted of all charges, they face the death penalty.

Bradley and Bates were the parents of the 2-year-old female victim.  Bradley took the victim to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital on March 29th for care.  The badly beaten victim was pronounced dead at the hospital.  Injuries to the victim included multiple bruises, bite marks, belt marks, numerous lacerations, broken teeth and head trauma. 

The Hamilton County Coroner performed an autopsy on the child and ruled the death a homicide as the result of starvation and blunt force trauma.  The 2-year-old weighed only 13 pounds.  The physical injuries had been inflicted over an extended period of time. 

Five other children, ages 1, 4, 5, 7, and 8, were living with Bradley at her residence at 2617 Hackberry Street. (An older child lives with paternal relatives.)  All of the other children living with Bradley are now in the custody of the Hamilton County Department of Jobs and Family Services.  None of the other children showed current signs of abuse.

Coroner Sammarco stated, “Every person in my office was saddened to see the evidence of nearly daily torture that this baby had suffered during her pitifully short life.  Enough is enough.”  Prosecutor Deters commented, “Our community has been hit hard in the last few weeks with some terrible cases and this one adds to our collective grief.  This case makes me so sad and mad.  The abuse this baby suffered is beyond belief.  Bradley is due to deliver her 8th child in July when she should be in jail and not have the chance to abuse that baby. Bradley and Bates do not deserve the privilege of being parents.  They should only be thought of as the murderers that they are.”