California man sentenced to 7 years in prison for ‘dead or alive’ signs threatening daughter's boyfriend

  • Daughter's new lover was a convicted sex offender

A father who put up 'dead or alive' wanted posters for his 20-year-old daughter's boyfriend has been jailed for more than seven years.

Californian Domingos Jose Oliveira, 49, offered a $3,000 (£1,840) bounty after his daughter brought home new lover Sean Kirk - a registered sex offender.

Kirk, 33, of El Cajon, was convicted of committing 'lewd and lascivious acts with a 14 or 15-year-old,' according to 10News.

Bounty offer: Domingos Jose Oliveira was found guilty of soliciting murder
Bounty offer: One of the posters Domingos Jose Oliveira put up calling 'for the body' of convicted sex offender Sean Kirk

Bounty offer: Domingos Jose Oliveira (left) put up posters (right) calling 'for the body' of convicted sex offender Sean Kirk after he started dating his daughter

Oliveira's lawyer, Michael Earle, told the TV station that his client had been looking out for his daughter, adding: 'Any father would. I mean what father wants his daughter dating a registered sex offender?'

But prosecutors said Oliveira broke the law when he hung the signs calling 'for the body' of Kirk around Grossmont College in El Cajon, charging him with solicitation of murder in March.

He was also charged with a hate crime and with making threats against his daughter, accusing him of scaring her and her boyfriend with a series of text messages and phone calls.

The charges carried a maximum 11 years in prison.

Oliveira, from Spring Valley, was found guilty on the first two charges last month, but the jury deadlocked on the third indictment.

He was jailed for seven years and four months.

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