Another tragic story about a young boy killed because he was gay. 14 year old Giovanni Melton was murdered Thursday November 2nd by his own father 53 year old Wendell Melton in Las Vegas, Nevada whom fatally shot his own son. His father stated he would rather have a dead son than a gay son. The father was known to be very abusive to his son and at one point before pulled a gun out on Giovanni when catching him with another boy.
Giovanni lived with his father but was left home alone most of the time because his father did not want him living with him. Sonja Jones, Giovanni former foster mom stated that Giovanni’s father always hated the fact that his son was gay. “Im sure that inside of his mind, he would rather have a dead son than a gay son”, Sonja Jones said.