A Spring Valley man was sentenced to seven years and four months in prison for hanging "wanted dead or alive" posters offering a $3,000 reward for the death of his daughter's boyfriend.
Domingos Jose Oliveira, 49, was convicted of solicitation of murder and a hate crime. He put up the posters at Grossmont College where Sean Kirk, his daughter's boyfriend, is a student.
Prosecutor Curtis Ross told the Judge that Oliveira was a self-controlling father who made his 20-year-old daughter sign a contract saying that if she ever dated a black man then he would have her and that person killed, reported 10News.com.
Oliveira showed no remorse and blamed others for the threats and bounty, the prosecutor added.
Kirk, 33, is an African American and a registered sex offender. Oliveira did not know this when he began his threats.
Judge William McGrath said that Oliveira's actions were motivated by racial bias and an attempt to control his daughter, added the report.
Oliveira's attorney told reporters that that his client was acting out of concern for his daughter.
"Whether it's right or wrong, to him it was the correct call to protect his daughter," he said.