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Father kills man for sexually assaulting daughter
2012-06-20 10:00:05 | (0 Comments)
(AP) — A father who beat and killed a man allegedly caught trying to sexually assault his 5-year-old daughter, may not face charges under the Texas law.
Hearing his 5-year-old daughter crying from behind a barn, a father ran and discovered the unthinkable: A man molesting her. The father pulled the man off his daughter, authorities say, and started pummeling him to death with his fists.
With his daughter finally safe, the father frantically called 911, begging a dispatcher to find his rural ranch and send an ambulance.
A recording of the tape was played during a news conference Tuesday, where the Lavaca County district attorney and sheriff announced that the father will not face charges.
In declining to indict the 23-year-old father in the June 9 killing of Jesus Mora Flores, a Lavaca County grand jury stated that the father was authorised to use deadly force to protect his daughter.
The tense, nearly five-minute call begins with the father saying he "beat up" a man found raping his daughter.
The attack happened on the family's ranch off a quiet, two-lane county road between the farming towns of Shiner and Yoakum.
A statement released by the district attorney said a witness who saw Flores "forcibly carrying" the girl into a secluded area scrambled to find the father.
Running toward his daughter's screams, the father pulled Flores off his child and "inflicted several blows to the man's head and neck area," investigators said.
Emergency crews responding to the father's 911 call found Flores' pants and underwear pulled down on his lifeless body.
The girl was examined at a hospital, and Lavaca County District Attorney Heather McMinn said forensic evidence and witness accounts corroborated the father's story that his daughter was being sexually molested.
The father was never arrested, but the killing was investigated as a homicide.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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