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#1 adopted scouser

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:00 PM

No charge for Texas dad who killed daughter's rapist

A US father who found his five-year-old daughter being raped, then beat the attacker to death will not be charged, prosecutors have said.

The 23-year-old man told police he found the girl being assaulted on Saturday 9 June by Jesus Mora Flores in a rural part of southern Texas.

A grand jury has declined to indict the man, finding that he was allowed to use deadly force to protect his daughter.

The father has not been named to protect the identity of his daughter.

The Lavaca County district attorney and sheriff announced the man would not face charges as they held a news conference on Tuesday.

A witness who saw Flores abducting the girl to a remote spot raised the alarm, said a statement by the district attorney.

The father ran towards his daughter's screams and as he found her being attacked, "inflicted several blows to the man's head and neck area", said investigators.

A recording of the father's 911 telephone call was played at the news conference in which he tells a dispatcher he beat up a man he found raping his daughter.

As police struggle to locate the family ranch, the father swears and tells the dispatcher: "Come on! This guy is going to die on me! I don't know what to do!"

Emergency crews who responded to the father's 911 call found Flores' trousers and underwear pulled down on his lifeless body.

A medical examination of the girl at hospital backed up the father's story that she had been sexually assaulted.

The father was not arrested, but was investigated for homicide.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:37 PM

Doubt you'll find many people saying wrong here, especially when i've seen a few article quote him with the emergency operator as saying he needs helps to get there sooner as he knew he had basically beaten him to death. I don't know if I would have even called the police for him right away, but i guess he had to in order to get his daughter to a hospital.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 13:34 PM

"The father was not arrested, but was investigated for homicide." Should think not.... he should have been given whatever the septics equivalent of a knighthood is. Not only saved his own child from a horrific crime but no doubt many more.

The local bobby told me many years ago to 'get a good gun and a sharp spade and just don't ring me' . He was actually talking about dogs worrying sheep but the advice was good.

Edited by thenodrog, 30 June 2012 - 09:19 AM.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 14:00 PM

Best mate has recently retired from being a plod, his best advice; don't use fists, the imprint is almost as unique as a finger print.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 19:20 PM

Completely fine. Would fall under a crime of passion, where spouses get away with murder after catching them cheating etc
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#6 Mike Ellison

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 19:29 PM

No surprise that this was in America. Sometimes (esp in this instance) I'm glad they don't fart about and actually engage their brains. Not often that happens in England imo. Good on him and I'd do the same (only I'd have tried to make sure the guy was actually dead before the ambulance arrived).
People can find any reason to complain. As Berti Vogts said:

'If I walked on water, my accusers would say it is because I can't swim.’

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 20:09 PM

Can't say I've a problem with this. You'd struggle to find any grand jury, especially in Texas, to indict a man for killing someone in the process of raping his child. Good riddance frankly.

Edited by Rovermatt, 29 June 2012 - 20:14 PM.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 20:52 PM

By the description he accidentally killed him in trying to protect his daughter.

If he'd hunted him down and then killed him I think the outcome may have been different.
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Posted 29 June 2012 - 22:01 PM

I was reading about this a couple of weeks ago, it says a lot about the man that once the red mist had subsided he was trying to save his life, self preservation maybe but still.

Nobody in the world could condemn him for this surely as anyone would struggle to stay rational in a situation like that

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 15:12 PM

District Attorneys in Texas are elected. Imagine the DA who attempted to prosecute this guy trying to get re-elected. Never going to happen.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 00:55 AM

District Attorneys in Texas are elected. Imagine the DA who attempted to prosecute this guy trying to get re-elected. Never going to happen.

Which is as it should be. Even the law must be accountable to the public it is intended to serve.

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