Jay Maynor, from Alabama, was sentenced to 40 years in prison in the United States killing Raymond Earl Brooks in June 2014
He plead guilty to shooting the 59-year-old dead in court hearing in November.
The 43-year-old took a plea deal so his daughter Julia, who was molested by Brooks from the age of four, would not have to testify during a trial.
Now a Change.org petition to the Alabama Governor to pardon Maynor has reached more than 6,000 signatures.
The petition states: “Jay Maynor has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing his daughter’s rapist.
“Jay is not a threat to society. He is a good man.
“We would like to see him set free or at minimum a lesser sentence.”
Julia, now 24 and a...
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