Texas Decides What to Do with Man Who Killed His Daughter’s Molester
Texas has become home to a vigilante. Although over the years vigilante justice has been become more idolized than criticized, legal experts say “it’s still against the law”.
Shiner, Texas, a quiet secluded town, has been hailing a 23-year-old father who reportedly killed a man in his barn. The Texas grand jury has been called into question and will have to decide his fate but the town, as well as thousands more, stand behind him as a hero.
Last Saturday, June 9th 2012, the father sent his 5-year-old daughter to their horse barn to feed the chickens. Shortly after she disappeared inside, he heard her screaming. Dropping everything he had, he ran to investigate and found a man, described as a family acquaintance, a horse groomer, sexually abusing his daughter. “He was protecting his daughter and doing what he thought he had to do to protect his daughter,” Sheriff Harmon stated.
While police will not release the name of the alleged molester until his family is reached in Mexico, the county coroner has released the cause of death as blunt force trauma to the head and neck. Eye witnesses arrived on the scene after the man had already been struck to the ground and the girl was taken the hospital and treated for minor injuries.
The girl has been released and is back home recovering from her ordeal but the father is awaiting the grand jury’s decision in arresting and charging the man with the crime. While legal experts are arguing that he needs to be placed under arrest and denounced as a criminal, most Americans are rallying behind the father in respect stating, “Any father would have done that”.
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