News timeline



14-year-old boy shot dead by Dad because he didn’t want a gay son


53-year-old Wendell Melton, has been arrested by Henderson Police, Nevada for reportedly killing his 14-year-old gay son Giovanni on Thursday, November 2, because of his sexuality.

Neighbours told newsmen that gun shots were heard after the father and son got into a heated argument. The deceased’s foster mother, Wendell, who spoke with a 3 News correspondent, she believes Gioviani was killed because of his sexuality, because his father who has been charged with murder, child abuse, and prohibited possession of a firearm, had been against having a gay son.

‘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,’ she said. In fact, things had become so bad that Wendell had previously drawn a gun on Giovanni after walking in on him with his boyfriend.
“Giovanni was abused physically and mentally and spiritually for many, many years,” she said.


Article Tags

    No tags for this article

About the author

What's next