Man who killed his daughter’s sexual abuser has accepted a 40-year jail sentence so she wouldn’t have to testify in court.
AL.com reports that Jay Maynor shot and killed Raymond Earl Brooks, 59, in 2014, when he learnt that his daughter, Julia, had been molested by him 13 years earlier.
Brooks adopted Julia’s mother at birth and she knew him as her father.
Julia Maynor told al.com that the sentence has brought back the pain of the abuse, which happened over four or five years, until she was about eight years old.
Ms Maynor, now a 24-year-old mother-of-three, says her dad was doing what any father would.
“Basically he took (the plea deal) so that I didn’t have to relive the molestation and also be on the stand in front of a bunch of people talking about and bringing back memories of the molestation,” said Ms Maynor. “My father was protecting me, like a father should do. He is an amazing father — actually the best. He loves us so much.”
Ms Maynor said she told her dad about the abuse in a moment of anger.
“Me and my husband are now going through a divorce because of it. I have completely pushed him out of my life,” she said. “I am back in the same mindstate that it is wrong, even though we are married and have three kids, it’s wrong.”
Ms Maynor waived her right to anonymity as a victim of sexual abuse after her father’s sentencing.
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