June 19th, 2012
09:38 PM ET

Texas father who killed daughter's attacker spared from prosecution

The Texas father who says he discovered a man trying to molest his 5 year-old daughter and in a fit of rage beat him to death will not face charges for the killing.

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

The father had told police, he heard his daughter scream and caught the man trying to molest her. He admits hitting the man, but says he didn't mean to kill him.

CNN's Martin Savidge reports.

Grand jury: No indictment against father who killed daughter's alleged abuser

A Lavaca County, Texas, grand jury did not return an indictment against a father who killed a man he found allegedly sexually abusing his daughter, officials said Tuesday at a press conference in Hallettsville, Texas.

"The substantial amount of evidence showed that the witness statements and the father's statement and what the father had observed was in fact what had happened that day," Lavaca County District Attorney Heather McMinn told reporters.

The father, who will not be charged, is not being named by CNN to protect the identity of his daughter.

The father called 911, and he and his family tried to "save the life" of alleged attacker Jesus Mora Flores "despite what they had just witnessed," McMinn added.


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soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. rich

    and what if the guy wasn't trying to assault his kid? what if he killed the man for another reason, and he made up that story about trying to molest the kid? isn't that a possibility?

    June 20, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Reply
  2. julie


    June 20, 2012 at 11:49 am | Reply

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