Dad won't face charges in alleged attacker's death

By: PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press
By: PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press

SHINER, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a Texas father who beat to death a man who tried molesting his 5-year-old daughter will not be charged.

Officials said the Lavaca County grand jury met Tuesday and declined to return an indictment against the father in the death of 47-year-old Jesus Mora Flores.

The attack happened on the family's ranch between the farming towns of Shiner and Yoakum. Investigators said the 23-year-old father ran toward his daughter's screams, pulled Flores off his child and beat him with his hands.

Emergency crews found Flores' pants and underwear pulled down on his lifeless body when they responded to the 911 call. The girl was taken to a hospital and examined.

Authorities say forensic evidence and witness accounts corroborated the father's story that his daughter was being sexually molested.

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  • by Christian Location: Denison on Jul 3, 2012 at 07:51 AM
    I completely agree with the consequences that sick man faced, had it been my daughter, well we won't go there... Kudos to that caring and protective father.
  • by tanya Location: denison on Jun 22, 2012 at 04:31 PM
    It would be nice if more parents were able to do the same thing maybe there would be less of it if they knew the parents got to give the punishments. that dad deserves an award in my opion.
  • by casper Location: usa on Jun 21, 2012 at 02:38 PM
    thats one that wont hurt no more kids
  • by Joey Location: Denison on Jun 20, 2012 at 10:18 PM
    I would have reacted the same way, except he may have died slower.
  • by Davis Location: Colbert, OK on Jun 20, 2012 at 07:53 AM
    Sounds to me like justice has been served. One less "sick-o".
  • by Nancy Location: Bonham on Jun 20, 2012 at 06:35 AM
    These man got what he desevered ...
  • by Texan on Jun 19, 2012 at 07:51 PM
    finally a happy ending.....Jesus meet Satan...
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