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JN
Jun 12th, 2012, 05:29 PM
Sheriff: Dad kills daughter's alleged attacker

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 10:32 AM EST

SHINER, TX (AP) - A father beat to death with his hands a man who tried molesting his 4-year-old daughter after the little girl was heard screaming on the family's rural Texas ranch, authorities said Monday.

Lavaca County Sheriff Micah Harmon said the father, whose name has not been released, is unlikely to be arrested for Saturday's killing and that no evidence so far has led investigators to doubt his story.

"There doesn't appear to be any reason other than what he told us," Harmon said.

Harmon said the victim was a 47-year-old man from Gonazles with no apparent prior criminal history. His name continued to be withheld Monday because authorities still hadn't tracked down any of his family.

The victim was an "acquaintance" of the father who had come to help care for some horses, Harmon said. He did not know how long the two men may have known each other. The girl was taken to a hospital to be examined and has since been released, Harmon said.

The father called police late Saturday afternoon and told them he attacked a man caught trying to sexually assault his daughter, Harmon said. The alleged attack happened near a barn where some horses were being kept.

"In the course of trying to get her away from him, and protect her, he struck the subject several times in the head and the subject died," Harmon said.

Harmon said a grand jury will decide what, if any, charges the father will face.

The victim's body was sent to the Travis County medical examiner for an autopsy.

The ranch near Shiner is about 130 miles west of Houston. Killings are rare in rural Lavaca County. Harmon said his office has only investigated six since in his eight years as sheriff.

(Source (http://www.wlbt.com/story/18765778/sheriff-dad-kills-daughters-alleged-attacker))


Good for dad. :yeah:

Barrie_Dude
Jun 12th, 2012, 07:04 PM
Good Man!
The kind folks in Texas don't take kindly to folks molesting a child.

NoppaNoppa
Jun 12th, 2012, 09:09 PM
Lavaca County Sheriff Micah Harmon said the father, whose name has not been released, is unlikely to be arrested for Saturday's killing and that no evidence so far has led investigators to doubt his story.

Molesters justice! From what I have read elsewhere, father caught the molester in act? If true, I fully accept that hand made death penalty :)

Pretty much only case that I accept lynch mob style justice though. When caught in act and there is absolutely no question of quilt. The perpetrator was going to get the ultimate penalty anyways.

Excellent to learn that Texas law is mercifull for "killer" in such rare case :)

Sammo
Jun 12th, 2012, 09:37 PM
Good, if you have issues with children throw yourself from the 8th floor or get castrated. If you try to sexually assault a little child, deal with the consequences, one of them is being beaten to death by his/her father.

J_Migoe
Jun 13th, 2012, 12:22 AM
A victory for the victim!!! Hooray!!!

ArturoAce.
Jun 13th, 2012, 07:59 AM
Good for him! :yeah:

miffedmax
Jun 13th, 2012, 02:15 PM
I wonder if there will be any more developments in this story.

But if it's accurate, then hell yes. Go Dad.

Wigglytuff
Jun 14th, 2012, 05:57 AM
If its true, the father did the right thing. If its true let's give that man the key to the city :).

miffedmax
Jun 16th, 2012, 02:49 PM
The case has been referred to a grand jury, although the evidence that has been publicly discussed seems to support the father's story.

Unlike certain other cases, it is interesting to note that in a case where a persons actions have led to the death of another, the authorities actually seem to be conducting an investigation.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/15/us-usa-crime-texas-father-idUSBRE85E1D720120615