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Man gets 40 years in prison for killing daughter's sex abuser

The shooting happened more than a decade after the conviction of his daughter's sexual abuser.
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An Alabama man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to murdering his daughter's sex abuser, reports said.

Jay Maynor, 43, was charged with the 2014 shooting death ofRaymond Earl Brooks, 59, in Cullman, Alabama, according to Inside Edition.

Brooks served 27 months for sexually abusing Maynor'sdaughterwho was 8 at the time and hisadopted granddaughter.

In 2014, when his daughter was in her early 20s, Maynorsnapped oneday, according to Inside Edition, first trying to shoot a man his stepdaughter was dating for allegedly abusing her. He then went to Brooks' house, where he shot and killed him in the front yard.

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He pleaded guilty to the murder so his daughter reportedly wouldn't need to testify. Support, however, including a Facebook page and Change.org petition has grown for Maynor and his freedomsince his arrest.

Maynor also received 20 years for attempted murder in the first shooting, which he will serve concurrently.

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