Lavaca County, Texas grand jury declined to indict a 23-year-old father who beat a 47-year-old man to death with his bare hands after finding out that the man molested his 5-year-old daughter.
According to witness testimony, in this case, the disgraced molester was “forcibly carrying” a girl to a secluded area on the family’s ranch. When the young and brave father heard his daughter screaming, he ran towards the suspect and pulled him off his child, and “inflicted several blows to the man’s head and neck area.”
The emergency crew found Flores’ pants and underwear pulled down on his lifeless body by the time they responded to the emergency call. The 5-year-old victim was then taken to the hospital. Forensic evidence and witness testimonies corroborated the father’s story.
According to authorities, the family had hired this disgraced molester earlier to help on the ranch. Who knew that this monster could cause such disturbing harm to the family’s innocent 5-year-old daughter.
In a tense 911 call, the father is heard describing the shocking incident to authorities. “I need an ambulance. This guy was raping my daughter and I don’t know what to do,” he said at one point.
“Come on! This guy is going to die on me!” he yelled at the 911 dispatcher. “I don’t know what to do,” he added.
Lavaca County District Attorney Heather McMinn remarked that under Texas law, deadly force is both “authorized and justified” in order to stop a sexual assault.
“The five-year-old victim had sustained some physical injuries that were… consistent with all of the witness statements,” she told reporters.
Local residents from the nearby town praised the ruling: “I think it’s great, they should have given him a medal for what he did, defending his daughter,” Leroy Wagner, 79, told the San Antonio Express-News. “Who wouldn’t have done that?” Wagner added.
Victor Casper, 65, a retired county worker, said, “If it was my kids, I would have done the same thing. I would have defended them, too.”
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