36E4755000000578-3724843-image-m-64_1470374174054

*A 14-year-old Ohio girl who shot her father in the head as he slept on the couch, while his wife slept on the floor next to him, is being hailed a “hero” by her mother, who says the man abused them all.

But law enforcement doesn’t see it that way and the girl remains behind bars. 

According to a report in the New York Daily News. Brandi Meadows told WJW-TV on Thursday that her daughter Bresha “helped us all” when she shot her father, Jonathan Meadows, 41, in the head with his own gun on July 28 at their home in Warren, 55 miles southeast of Cleveland. Meadows allegedly beat his wife and kids and threatened them with his .45-caliber handgun often, according to Bresha’s lawyer and her family.

Through tears, Bresha’s mother, 41-year-old Brandi, said, “I love her and she helped us all. She’s my hero, our hero. I wasn’t strong enough to get out and she helped me.”

Read more and watch two video reports with the families at EURThisNthat.