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Would you press charges?

Posted by on Jun. 11, 2012 at 3:01 PM
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Thoughts?

http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/11/justice/texas-abuser-killed/index.html

Sheriff: Father kills man sexually abusing his daughter

(CNN) -- A Texas father caught a man sexually assaulting his 4-year-old daughter and punched him in the head repeatedly, killing him, authorities said.

The father was casually acquainted with the alleged abuser, said Lavaca County Sheriff Micah Harmon.

Neither has been publicly identified.

The girl was left inside the family's house during the social gathering, while other members of her family were tending to horses, the sheriff said.

The alleged abuser was known for his horse-grooming abilities, Harmon said.

The father returned to the house, caught the man in the act, and stopped him by striking him in the head several times, Harmon said.

The man was pronounced dead on the scene, while the daughter was taken to a local hospital in Victoria, Texas, for examinations before being released.

The incident took place Saturday.

Harmon described the girl as "OK besides the obvious mental trauma."

Asked whether they would press charges against the father, the sheriff responded, "You have a right to defend your daughter. He acted in defense of his third person. Once the investigation is completed we will submit it to the district attorney who then submits it to the grand jury, who will decide if they will indict him."

Harmon described the dad as "very remorseful," adding that he didn't know the man was going to die.

Authorities were withholding the deceased man's name while they notified next of kin. Officials did not know immediately if he has a prior criminal history.

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by on Jun. 11, 2012 at 3:01 PM
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muslimahpj
by Ruby Member on Jun. 11, 2012 at 3:03 PM
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Hard to say. He was protecting his child. If anything, maybe involuntary manslaughter?

Tough call.

Veni.Vidi.Vici.
by on Jun. 11, 2012 at 3:05 PM

He caused the death of that man. I probably would have tried to cause his death. Legally, he's screwed. I hope if the charges go to the grand jury they won't idict him.

survivorinohio
by René on Jun. 11, 2012 at 3:05 PM

I dont think it sounds like he meant to kill him.  I kind of hope the grand jury doesnt file charges truthfully.

How far you go in life depends on your being: tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of both the weak and strong.  Because someday in life you would have been one or all of these.  GeorgeWashingtonCarver


kailu1835
by Ruby Member on Jun. 11, 2012 at 3:06 PM
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 I don't think charges should be pressed.  The man was defending his daughter while she was being sexually assaulted. 

JonJon
by Ruby Member on Jun. 11, 2012 at 3:13 PM
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He SAYS he was defending his daughter. 

I wonder if they booked him, took his clothes, her clothes, the deceased's clothes and performed any other forensics investigation? 

Why wasn't he put in jail and charged?  Yes, he should have been charged.


katy_kay08
by on Jun. 11, 2012 at 3:17 PM
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No, since he caught him in the act it could easily fall into the SYG area, had he tracked him down later and done it yes.  

GOBryan
by Silver Member on Jun. 11, 2012 at 3:19 PM
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Nope.. He has a right to defend his daughter and he probably did humanity a favor because this was probably not the first girl he molested and would not have been the last. 

Shortiekt
by Gold Member on Jun. 11, 2012 at 3:20 PM
I'm sure the father doesn't regret his actions.
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by Bazinga! on Jun. 11, 2012 at 3:20 PM

 This

Quoting katy_kay08:

No, since he caught him in the act it could easily fall into the SYG area, had he tracked him down later and done it yes.  

 

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JonJon
by Ruby Member on Jun. 11, 2012 at 3:30 PM

He supposedly already feels remorse, says he didn't intend to kill his pal.

They'll find out his pal was blackmailing him or having an affair with his wife or was insured and the assailant the beneficiary.

Quoting Shortiekt:

I'm sure the father doesn't regret his actions.



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