A high school student is dead and his father has been charged with killing him after police say the father, Wendell Melton, shot and killed his 14-year-old son.
KSNV 3 reports that the United Airlines employee and former pilot Wendell Melton will appear in court early this week to face preliminary charges after authorities say he fatally shot his 14-year old son, Giovanni Melton, on Thursday.
Those close to Giovanni say the reason his life was taken was because Giovanni was gay and his father disapproved, KSNV reports.
“He hated the fact that his son was gay,” Sonja Jones, Giovanni’s former foster mom, said of Wendell Melton.
“I’m sure that inside of his mind, he would rather have a dead son than a gay son.”