A Montana man has been charged with murder after the gruesome killing of a wheelchair bounded victim last week and now his own father asks authorities to execute him.
Charles Covey, 44, allegedly pushed 65-year-old Roy Lee Nelson out of his wheelchair then struck his head with a hollow metal pipe four or five times until pieces of his brain and blood covered the scene, witnesses said.
Now Covey’s father Michael is urging authorities to never let him out and if possible, to execute him as soon as possible.
“I’m 100 percent for it right now. Tomorrow, I might have a different heart,” the father said. “I don’t want this monster pampered. What he did is unforgivable. I definitely wanna do my part to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
Michael recognized the fact that he wasn’t always with his son Charles due to his own legal struggles and alcoholism. He insisted that Charles “started off as the good kid”, and was raised properly.
“We used to go frog hunting just for something to do,” Michael recalls.
Charles was labeled as “an extremely violent” suspect by prosecutors citing how he spent 17 years behind bars after beating “some people half to death.”
George Booten, Michael Covey’s friend, described an incident when Charles came without an invitation to see him and spent a while at his home against the host’s will but he kept silent, scared.
“He scared me and I’m not somebody who gets scared easily,” Booten said.
Michael promised to be present in court to support the victim’s family: “I’m saddened by what happened and my heart goes out to them, period. Nobody should ever have to go through this.”
He insisted that his son should never be given another chance: “They can’t ever, ever give him another opportunity to be released or escape or something like that.”
“I don’t know what he’s capable of now. They either need to keep him handcuffed and chained to his bed, or they need to put him to death. It breaks my heart to say that.”