Executed: Incest father who murdered his 15-year-old daughter’s boyfriend in fit of jealous rage
A father who murdered his daughter’s 16-year-old boyfriend in a jealous rage has been executed. Phillip Hallford forced his then 15-year-old daughter, Melinda, to lure Eddie Shannon to an isolated spot in rural Alabama in 1987. He shot the teenager three times and threw his body off a bridge. Hallford was sexually abusing his daughter and became angry after she started dating Shannon.
By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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