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Homophobic dad kills son, playing ‘God’ – Wendell Melton, accused of fatally shooting son, 14, says he ‘would rather have a dead son than a gay son

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According to KSNV , Giovanni Melton, 14, was gunned down by his father, Wendell Melton, after an argument Thursday, centered around the teen having a boyfriend.
“He hated the fact that his son was gay,” Sonia Jones, the teen’s former foster mom, said. “I’m sure that inside of his mind, he would rather have a dead son than a gay son.”
Jones said that the 53-year-old dad had caught the teen with his boyfriend before and “pulled out a gun on him.”
Police said they received a report Thursday about a domestic disturbance at a Henderson apartment.

Giovanni Melton 1.pngGiovanni Melton, [foreground], was gunned down by his father, Wendell Melton, after an argument Thursday about him having a boyfriend

Giovanni was a student at Coronado High School. Jones says a beautiful life was taken away because of ignorance.
Police said they received a report Thursday about a domestic disturbance at a Henderson apartment.
Responding detectives found the 14-year-old was in critical condition. Giovanni Melton was initially transported to St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Siena, in critical condition. He subsequently succumbed to his injuries…
Police said the teen lived alone at the apartment where he was fatally shot.

Giovanni Melton 2.pngGiovanni Melton was shot by his own dad because his sexual orientation

A preliminary investigation revealed that a domestic disturbance had taken place between Melton and his juvenile son when a firearm was discharged, striking the juvenile.
Henderson Police believe the senior Melton discharged a firearm that fatally struck his son. He was taken into custody Friday at Henderson Detention Center.
He has been charged with open murder, child abuse and prohibited person possessing a firearm.

 

 

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