HENDERSON, NV (KTNV/CNN) – A Las Vegas-area man faces homicide costs after authorities say he shot and killed his 14-year-old son, against the law that buddies say the daddy might have dedicated as a result of his son was homobadual.
Police say 53-year-old Wendell Melton acquired into an argument together with his 14-year-old, Giovanni, after didn’t go to high school on Nov. 2.
The man had rented an house for Giovanni as a result of his son and his new spouse didn’t get alongside, in keeping with the arrest report. The 14-year-old had lived there alone since March.
When Melton went to examine on Giovanni, the 2 argued, and reportedly pushed his father to the bottom.
Melton advised police he had a gun as a result of he was afraid of a number of the folks that Giovanni hangs out with. He says Giovanni moved to badault him once more, and he unintentionally shot the 14-year-old as a result of his finger was on the set off.
Police say Melton’s model of what occurred modified a number of occasions, and he was untruthful about the place the gun got here from till proof contradicted his statements. They imagine he pulled the gun on his son earlier than he believed himself to be in peril.
Sofja Jones, a lady who considers herself Giovanni’s foster mother after she took within the teenager and his older brother after they have been kicked out of the home, says Melton didn’t like the actual fact the 14-year-old was homobadual.
The boys mentioned Melton had as soon as pulled a gun on Giovanni after discovering him with a boyfriend, in keeping with Jones.
Melton faces costs of homicide, little one abuse and possession of a gun by a prohibited particular person.
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