"He is an amazing father—actually the best," says Julia Maynor of the man just sentenced to 40 years in prison for the murder of her abuser. For years as a child, Maynor, now a 24-year-old mother of three, was sexually abused by Raymond Earl Brooks, her adopted maternal grandfather, who pleaded guilty in 2002 and served a little over two years in prison, reports Inside Edition. "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," Maynor tells AL.com. Then in 2014, Maynor says she mentioned something about the abuse to her father "out of anger," prompting him to drive to Brooks' home in Cullman, Ala., and fatally shoot the man in his front yard.
Jay Maynor, 43, also fired shots into a country store when he saw the ex-boyfriend of another of his daughters, whom his daughter says was abusive, but that man was uninjured. On Monday, Jay Maynor was sentenced to 40 years in prison for murder, plus 20 years for attempted murder, to be served concurrently. But his daughter doesn't agree with the sentence considering the time Brooks served. "Basically he took [a 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," she says. "My father was protecting me, like a father should do." If someone hurt her children, she adds, per WYFF, "I would do it with no questions asked." (This cop caught her own childhood abuser.)