A father in Nevada has been charged for shooting dead his son for being gay.
Wendell Melton, 53, allegedly gunned down his 14-year-old son Giovanni (pictured), after an argument about his being gay and having a boyfriend.
Reports say that this is the second time that Melton had threatened his son with a gun over his sexuality.
Giovanni was rushed to hospital where he later died from his injuries.
Sonia Jones, Giovanni’s former foster mother, said: “He hated the fact that his son was gay. I’m sure that in his mid he would rather have a dead son than a gay son.”
Wendell Melton has been charged with open murder, child abuse and possession of a gun by a prohibited person.