Dad Threatens Daughter's Boyfriend, Gets 7 Years

He hung up 'dead or alive' wanted posters
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 3, 2011 10:56 AM CDT
Domingos Jose Oliveira is a "self-controlling father," the prosecutor said.   (La Mesa, Calif., Police)

(Newser) – A California father who put a bounty on the head of his daughter's boyfriend has been sentenced to seven years and four months in prison. Domingos Oliveira—who put up "dead or alive" wanted posters offering a $3,000 reward for the body of the boyfriend, a registered sex offender—was convicted of solicitation of murder and a hate crime, reports the New York Daily News.

Defense attorneys portrayed Oliveira as a concerned father trying to protect his 20-year-old daughter from a 33-year-old man convicted of committing "lewd and lascivious acts with a 14- or 15-year-old." The prosecution argued that Oliveira's motive was racial, noting that he wasn't aware of the boyfriend's past until after the threats began and he had earlier forced his daughter to sign a contract stipulating that if she dated a black man, both she and her beau would be killed.

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