Ohio woman, 21, severely beaten in neighborhood brawl

Mother of 5-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter is on life support so doctors can transplant her organs
Mar 29, 2013


A 21-year-old Circleville woman is on life support at Grant Medical Center so doctors can transplant her organs after she was beaten during a neighborhood brawl, her mother said today.

Brittany Nicole Jeffers was flown to the Columbus hospital after being attacked Wednesday afternoon at S. Washington and Walnut streets in Circleville. No arrests have been made.

Jeffers mother, 37-year-old Emily Harvey, gave this account of what happened:

Harvey saw a 17-year-old boy kicking the door of a house across from her Walnut Street home in what appeared to be an attempt to break in. When she went outside, the teen ran around the side of the house and disappeared.

Harvey called police. She later saw the same teen standing on a corner and identified him as a boy who lives in a nearby house on S. Washington.

A short time later, a 16-year-old girl came out of the S. Washington house and began threatening the Harvey family for identifying the boy as a burglary suspect.

Jeffers’ stepsister, 18-year-old Angel Haines, went over to tell the girl to stop threatening her family.

Jeffers and Harvey were standing about 50 yards away. Jeffers told her mother, “This ain’t happening” and went to her stepsister’s aid.

A fight ensued with at least four other people. Jeffers ended up on the ground on top of another woman at which point the 17-year-old boy came over and kicked and punched her in the head, knocking her unconscious, Harvey said.

She ran over to find her daughter gasping for breath and turning blue as the crowd scattered. She called 9-1-1.

Jeffers is the mother of two children, a 5-year-old son and a 4-year-old daughter.


By Randy Ludlow - The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio (MCT)

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This is why some prefer "not to get involved". Someone tries to do the right thing (attempted burglary, domestic violence, etc)and now she is an organ donor. This is WHAT IS WRONG WITH SOCIETY. The good hearted, law abiding, "love thy neighbor" person is the one that paid the ultimate price.

Estrella Damm

Sad on so many levels. In addition to the beating, the fact that 37-21=16, 21-5=16, and 21-4=17. Being a grandmother at 32 is sad, so sad.


Ignorant comment.

Señor Clown

I agree with Estrella - it took me a moment to make sense of these numbers while reading the article, but your math is spot on. Grandmother at 32, and in the running to be a great-grandmother before 50 is sad indeed. These kids ain't right...

The really sad part is that a mother of two, and her 18 year old stepsister, make a 50-yard trek because of someone 'threatening their family' to wind up in a Hatfield-McCoy brawl with a 16 year old girl and her 17 year old brother. The safest way to defend yourself from an imminent threat is to avoid escalating the situation, not declaring "This ain't happening" and storming off to battle.


it says 37... and why is being a grandmother at 37 "so sad" ?


She's 37, and her oldest grandchild is 5.

Estrella Damm

Being a grandmother at 32 is sad, unless you endorse 16 year old mothers.

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swiss cheese kat

@ Estrella Damm
stfu with your ignorant comments.


I agree swiss!


This story is tragic and horrible. The only thing you can think of to comment on is using your math skills to compute the ages of the victim and her family? Why does that matter? You said the situation is "sad" because of that? And you know that how? Seriously.




These are the type of people that we have to deal with......and its getting worse. People like these individuals who have no respect for human life are on the rise.


It says more about you than the 32 you grandmother or her daughter. What's sad is a young lady has lost her life leaving behind two children just because she was trying to do the right thing. Climb down off that soap box arnmcrmn.


English please?


The fact is, a 21 year old mother is dead, and people here are running their mouths about her being a mother at 16 rather than offering condolances...Let's all praise Estrella Damn for the math lesson... How ignorant can you be???