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Dad kills teenage gay son: “He hated the fact that his son was gay"

Giovanni Melton was killed by his own father for being gay.
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Wendell Melton of Las Vegas Nevada was arrested for the murder of his 14-year-old son Giovanni Melton after they had an argument about Giovanni’s sexual orientation.

According to NBC 3 News Wendell, 53, shot and killed the teenager after the dispute. Giovanni’s former foster mother, Sonja Jones, said the child didn’t have the best life.

“Giovanni was abused physically and mentally and spiritually for many, many years,” she said. "

The murder is believed to have occurred because the boy’s father could not accept him. "I'm hearing his dad had caught him with his boyfriend before and pulled out a gun on him," Jones said. 

“He hated the fact that his son was gay,” Jones added. “I’m sure that inside of his mind, he would rather have a dead son than a gay son."

Wendell worked for United Airlines and was a veteran according to court records.

Jones is very clear about what she wants to happen to the father.

“I hope they throw the book at him. I hope he never sees the light of day,” said Jones. “I hope every day when he looks in the mirror, he sees his son’s face.”