An Alabama father who shot and killed a man for raping his daughter has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Jay Maynor, 43, seen below, was arrested in June 2014 and pleaded guilty of the murder of Raymond Earl Brooks, 59, The Cullman Times reported.
Brooks, seen below, had previously pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting Maynor’s daughter in 2002, the New York Daily News reported. He only served 27 months of his five-year prison sentence and paid restitution.
According to Cullman County District Attorney Wilson Blaylock, Maynor was sentenced to 40 years behind bars for killing Brooks. He was also charged with attempted murder for shooting into a Plaza Quick Stop, and sentenced to an additional 20 years.
Maynor reportedly shot a man who was dating his stepdaughter in the Plaza Quick Stop shooting, although he was not the intended target. He then drove to Brooks’ parents’ home, where he shot Brooks several times.
Police said they were not aware of any connection between Brooks and the man who was shot at the convenience store.
A petition was started to set a reasonable bond for Maynor. The petition was just 14 signatures shy of 1,000 before being closed. It read:
We, the people, do not feel threatened by Jay Maynor. Jay has been a lifelong citizen of Cullman County. He has raised five children, fours girls and one boy. Jay made sure that he instilled personal morals and values in his children and always provided a safe environment. He deserves to be free with his family until he has the right to exercise his constitutional right to be tried by a jury of his peers to determine whether he is guilty or innocent. Jay has worked his entire life as a construction worker to provide for his family. This petition will prove how many people are standing by him and his family through this time of hardship.
JAY MAYNOR IS NOT A THREAT TO SOCIETY, HIS FAMILY, OR HIS COMMUNITY. A FATHER'S LOVE IS LIKE NO OTHER.
WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, ARE CONCERNED CITIZENS WHO URGE OUR LEADERS TO ACT NOW TO SET A REASONABLE BOND FOR JAY MAYNOR.
Maynor is currently in prison on a $141,000 bond after a judge refused to reduce it, AL.com reported.
Sources: The Cullman Times, New York Daily News, AL.com, Change.org / Photo credit: Change.org, Cullman County Detention Center via The Cullman Times, Alabama Department of Public Safety via New York Daily News