A father who beat to his daughter’s rapist to death will not face charges according to the states grand jury.
A Texas father beat a man to death after catching him molesting his 4-year-old daughter in a horse barn.
Lavaca County Sheriff Micah Harmon identified the deceased as Jesus Mora Flores, a 47-year-old man from Gonzales, Texas.
Before the incident, the girl and her brother went out to the feed the chickens. When Flores, a farmhand, picked up the girl and carried her to an out-of-the-way area, her brother ran back to tell his father, court records show. When the father learned of what had happened, he reportedly ran towards the shack, guided by his daughter’s screams.
When he arrived on the scene, the father says he found the child with Flores. Both reportedly had their underwear removed. Flying into a rage, the father beat Flores unconscious, but attempted to call 911 for the rapist after he had made sure his daughter was safe.
Sheriff Micah Harmon had said in June that he was not willing to press charges against the father, rather the case would be presented to a grand jury.
At the time, Harmon said that the man was ‘very remorseful’ and didn’t know at the time he had killed Flores.
‘You have a right to defend your daughter,’ Harmon told CNN at the time. ‘The girl’s father acted in defense of his third person. Once the investigation is completed we will submit it to the district attorney who then submits it to the grand jury, who will decide if they will indict him.’
Under Texas state law, deadly force is authorized and indeed, justified in order to stop an aggravated sexual assault and coupled with the fact that the harrowing 911 calls made by the father back claims he even tried to save the pedophile’s life led to the grand jury’s decision.
A Lavaca County grand jury decided not to press charges against the 23-year-old father in the June 9th death of Flores, who was killed inside a remote shack after he was caught molesting the young girl.