At a court hearing in Cullman County, Alabama on Monday, a man pleaded guilty to shooting and killing the man who sexually abused his daughter.
Jay Maynor, 43, pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to 40 years in prison so his daughter wouldn’t have to testify in court. Maynor killed Raymond Earl Brooks in June 2014, just ten years after Brooks finished serving only 27 months in prison for his heinous crime.
“Basically he took it 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 Julia Maynor. “My father was protecting me, like a father should do. He is an amazing father — actually the best. He loves us so much.”
“I’ve tried counseling and that didn’t work and it’s still here today. I relive it every day. I struggle to get out of bed in the morning.” Maynor added.
Julia Maynor, 24, is now a mother of 3 and says she was only 8 years old when the abuse came to light.
“Raymond molested me for either four or five years,” Julia Maynor said. “I don’t remember when it started happening but I know it was for a very long time. It was long enough for me to think it was completely normal and made me to feel that he actually loves me in a different kind of way than my mother and father loves me.”
According to Daily Mail, Maynor was on his way to Brooks’ home to kill him when he fired his gun into a convenience store after spotting a man who also allegedly abused his stepdaughter.
The man who once dated his stepdaughter wasn’t injured, and Maynor was sentenced to 20 years for attempted murder for this shooting.
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