A man accused of shooting and killing his 14-year old son because the teen was gay has been allowed to live at home under house arrest while awaiting trial.
The boy’s mother, who says she feels “betrayed,” has called on the District Attorney’s office to investigate.
In 2017, Wendell Melton was charged with the murder of his 14-year-old son, Giovanni, in Henderson, Nevada.
Wendell, 53, told police he killed Giovanni during an argument over the teen skipping school. He maintains that, after Giovanni shoved him to the ground, he got up, pulled out his gun and accidentally shot the teen in the chest.
Despite only being 14, Giovanni had been allowed to live on his own in an apartment rented by his father. Wendell called police to the home around midnight. He was brought to the hospital but died later the same day.
But Giovanni’s mother, Veronica Melton, says her ex murdered their son because he was gay.