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Nov 06 2017
Father Charged With Murdering 14-Year-Old Son: 'HE HATED THE FACT THAT HIS SON WAY GAY' Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-11-06 at 4.43.21 PMA Henderson, Nevada, man has been charged with murder after he shot and killed his 14-year-old son.

Giovanni Melton, pictured at left, was reportedly killed because his dad could not accept that he had a gay son ...

According to Giovanni's former foster mom, Wendell Melton, 53, killed his son in an apartment where he was living all by himself.

Giovanni-melton-maxw-654RIP to this sweet-looking kid (Images via social media)

Sonja Jones told KSNV Giovanni had been “abused physically and mentally and spiritually for many, many years.” She said, via NBC News:

He hated the fact that his son was gay. I'm sure that inside of his mind, he would rather have a dead son than a gay son.

The father was arrested on the spot.

171106-melton-wendell-se-1254p_d8e06926e7eda4e7d9c7c7617fc0b1e2.focal-360x469Wendell Melton (Image via Henderson Police Dept.)

Jaime Grant, PFLAG's executive director, said:

We have a crisis of masculinity in this country — it's obvious across the board in this report and in the unrelenting reports on sexual assault and also gun violence. Many “normative” messages men learn as they are growing up about stuffing their feelings, policing other men's gender and sexuality, asserting 'dominance' from the board room to the bedroom, also show up in their lives as fathers.