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Dad wanted daughter's boyfriend "dead or alive"

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EL CAJON (CBS 8) - A Spring Valley man accused of offering a $3,000 bounty for the capture of his daughter's sex offender boyfriend was in court Tuesday.

Domingos Jose Oliveira, 49, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to solicitation of murder and making criminal threats after La Mesa police say he put up homemade wanted posters at Grossmont College.

The signs offered a $3,000 reward for the body, "dead or alive" of his 19-year-old daughter's boyfriend, identified in court records as 33-year-old Sean Edward Kirk, a registered sex offender who lives in El Cajon.

"I think it was more of a scare tactic to scare his daughter... 'If you really care about this guy you would stop dating him' and she would stop dating him... and it would scare him enough to stay away from the daughter," defense attorney Michael Earle said.

Both the daughter and Kirk, who are students at Grossmont, went to La Mesa police to report email threats that they had been receiving, allegedly from the Spring Valley man.

According to search warrant affidavit statements by La Mesa police Officer Daniel Paugh, the suspect's daughter says "he knew about the contract on Kirk's life, but couldn't do anything about it" and that "he did not tell her that he posted the reward."

The teen also told the officer the mails were written in her father's style and with the same poor spelling and grammar her father had.

"He didn't have anybody that could actually carry the threat out because he doesn't run in that kind of crowd, he doesn't know any criminals," Earle said.

Court records show Sean Kirk is currently on parole after pleading guilty to having sex with a 14-year-old girl he met on the internet in 2005 when he was 27. He was originally sentenced to one year in jail but after violating his probation, he was sent to prison in 2009. Records show he was paroled in March 2010.

Domingos Oliveira's lawyer has issues with the way the district attorney is painting Sean Kirk in this case.

"They call him the victim which we obviously we have a different version of, but it is what it is," Earle said.

The suspect is in custody on $250,000 bail at the central jail in downtown San Diego. His preliminary hearing has been set for April 12. He faces up to nine years in prison.

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