No crime in beating child molester to death

Authorities say the attack occurred behind this small building in a rural area near Shiner, Texas. (AP)

Authorities say the attack occurred behind this small building in a rural area near Shiner, Texas. (AP)

The law says it’s not always wrong to kill.

In Texas, a grand jury concludes it’s not a crime to beat a man to death if he’s molesting your daughter.

The 23-year-old father, who has not been named to protect his 5-year-old’s identity, said he heard his daughter screaming behind a barn. When he raced to the rescue, he found Jesus Mora Flores, 47, a ranch hand hired to help with the horses, attempting to rape his child.

Using nothing but his fists, the angry father unleashed a furious beatdown. Then the father called 911 and begged for an ambulance to find his rural ranch near the small town of Shiner.

“Come on! This guy is going to die on me!” the man is heard screaming on 911 audio played for the media Tuesday in a press conference called by the Lavaca County district attorney and sheriff.

By the time emergency crews responded, Flores, who was in the U.S. legally, was dead. His pants and underwear were down around his ankles.

Medical tests indicate the girl was molested.

The father was never arrested and will not face charges. A grand jury heard the frantic 911 call and concluded the killer was authorized to use deadly force to protect his daughter.

The father is just “a regular kid, went to dances, drank beer like the rest of the kids around here,” said neighbor Michael James Veit, 48. ”They won’t find a jury pool here that will convict him.”

The neighbor’s probably right about the jury, but the father and child victim will never be “regular kids” again.

120 comments Add your comment

RiverDawg

June 20th, 2012
8:56 am

Justice served.

Roekest

June 20th, 2012
8:56 am

Good! Using his fists was too kind for the late-molester. Being on a ranch, I figured he could have found some nasty tool to do the job with. Country justice isn’t always the best solution, but it was in this case.

Matthew

June 20th, 2012
8:56 am

Im glad that hes not getting charges pressed. The molester deserved to die for taking advantage of a 5 year old girl.

D Cooke

June 20th, 2012
8:59 am

Damned straight they will never be ‘regular kids’ again. The guy is a hero. One less monster in the world, he should be getting a medal.

Lauren

June 20th, 2012
9:01 am

Thank God. The molester got what he deserved.

Edmund Leigh

June 20th, 2012
9:09 am

Being a father of 3 youngsters including 2 daughters I commend this father for taking the appropriate action to protect his 5 year old daughter from a pervert child molester. Justice was done. This is why when women get married in the church the father walks the bride down the aisle to show that the bride has passed from one protector and provider to another.

NotYou

June 20th, 2012
9:10 am

I understand authorities must investigate to ensure his claims are factual but beyond that, killing the guy to protect his daughter should not be questioned. A 47 year old man was committing a violent act on a child. It took a grand jury to decide the dad didn’t commit a crime?

WOW

June 20th, 2012
9:13 am

DAM RIGHT!!!..PERVERT GOT WHAT HE DESERVED

Mateo

June 20th, 2012
9:15 am

Now he just needs to find the rest of his family and take them out too. Revenge is bigger in Texas.

Larry

June 20th, 2012
9:19 am

Made my day…thanks!

Mom

June 20th, 2012
9:24 am

That POS got what he deserved. I’m just glad the father got to his daughter when he did.

TC

June 20th, 2012
9:26 am

Greatest story I’ve ever read.

GRRRREAT

June 20th, 2012
9:28 am

Great job this is how all deviants should be punished. Also thanks for taking 1 more vote from the DICKtator.

Jonk

June 20th, 2012
9:31 am

Jesus went to hell to stay with Lucifer.

MR164

June 20th, 2012
9:34 am

vd

June 20th, 2012
9:35 am

You try to rape a child you get what you deserve. I don’t take delight in anyone’s death- not even this man. But he got justice on Earth for a terrible, heinous crime.

Innocent Bystander

June 20th, 2012
9:36 am

That should be every child molester’s sentence: 5 minutes alone in a room with the victim’s mom and dad and a couple of Louisville sluggers.

Sensationalistic

June 20th, 2012
9:37 am

Interesting. You always hear about how many times somebody was stabbed when protecting a kid. It seems that after 8 or so times, the law starts to think that you are no longer in danger after immobilizing the attacker.

I wonder if the guy knocked him out with one punch or if he spent an hour pummeling him.

Trizzle

June 20th, 2012
9:38 am

I am a FIRM believer in civil justice in all cases. This man did exactly what he was supposed to do. I would have killed him just the same and not thought twice about it. If we were able to do this to offenders right on the spot, it would be better then a lengthy trial that tax payers have to pay, and there is no possibility they couldn’t be found guilty and let go. Plus, if they are convicted, then its the tax payers that have to flip that bill as well, and then the worry about what happens when the creep gets out. I firmly believe that whatever crime you commit should be done upon you. For instance, if you kidnap, torture and rape, then you should be kidnapped, and raped. If you murder someone, then the way you did it should be done upon you. Forget the court process. If this was to happen, I dang sure guarantee that it would stop these criminals dead in the tracks and we would have less people getting hurt in this world. The same goes for animals. If you electrocute and kill an animal, then in turn you should be electrocuted and killed all the same.

Terry Bull

June 20th, 2012
9:38 am

Was this supposed to be a news story? Or an opinion column. If it was a news story, then the last line is completely inappropriate.

RxDawg

June 20th, 2012
9:39 am

No reason for someone like that to remain a part of this society. The bodies immune system rids itself of infections and trash. The human race just did the same.

Trizzle

June 20th, 2012
9:40 am

@ Sensationalistic

Would you really question this if it was your child? Seriously? Would you stop at one punch if you saw your little girl or boy about to get raped right in front of you? You either do not have any children or you don’t give a crap.

kb

June 20th, 2012
9:40 am

I hope that the little girl get some rape conseling. She is going to need it. As for the guy who did it, good. Her dad acted like a real hero. This society is breeding guys with this sick mindset (a.k.a this guy, Jerry Sandusky, and etc.) This scrap has to stop NOW!!!!!!!

Free George

June 20th, 2012
9:41 am

The father was completely justified in doing what he did. So was George Zimmerman.

Light

June 20th, 2012
9:50 am

I’m glad, no I’m estatic, the father protected his daughter. Too many children are molested and parents may know something is wrong but don’t dig enough to really find out…maybe because they really don’t want to know. In the end, the child always carries the pain, even if they don’t say it verbally or show it emotionally, it manifests in some shape, form or fashion. Parents love and protect your children. I have several friends who were molested as young girls and their moms didn’t believe them and I personally witnessed the torment it caused (abandonment, lack of safety and protection, etc) and affected potentially positive relationships. They eventually worked through it with counseling, prayer, and God, but not without battle wounds.

WOO HOO

June 20th, 2012
9:51 am

What you do now is give that dad a check, a plaque and name a street after him! Good job!!!!

KEVIN

June 20th, 2012
9:54 am

IN WASHINGTON THE RAPIST WOULD BE A MARTER, AND THE FATHER WOULD GET LIFE, BUT ONLY AFTER C.P.S. TOOK HIS DAUGHTER FROM HIM FOR BEING VIOLENT

airborne ranger (ret.)

June 20th, 2012
9:54 am

I pray for the father, it’s very hard to live with the fact that you’ve taken another persons life (right or wrong). I struggle daily with the actions I took in the military, I doubt anyone here has ever taken a life!

Legallychisis

June 20th, 2012
9:57 am

This has completely renewed my faith in the law!! Happy Fathers Day Mr unidentified beat a child molester to death SIR!! # 2 thumbs up for justice

Kelli

June 20th, 2012
9:57 am

I will place this family in my prayers. Both the child and the father have been traumatized by this disgusting person who is now gone. But I sincerely hope that the child did not witness her father beating this man to death. A punch or two would be bad enough to witness for a child and justifiable for her to see as retribution; but to see her father kill a man. I am sure the father wanted to hurt the man and this is where manslaughter makes sense but they’re both going to need some long term therapy.

Nicole

June 20th, 2012
9:57 am

Justice Served!!! this is the way all molesters should be handled for raping children. killed instantly, period!!!

Aunt Rita

June 20th, 2012
10:00 am

Mr. Trizzle: I don’t have any children, but have three nieces and a nephew that I love more than anything on this earth. If anyone, ever, in any way, harmed them, there would be no end to my wrath. Please remember that not having a child does not preclude us from loving our extended famly with all our hearts.

HootyGoot

June 20th, 2012
10:00 am

The molester got off easy. He should have had to go to prison and suffered and been raped every day for the rest of his life.

Osiris

June 20th, 2012
10:03 am

This guy is officially my hero. I would have happily contributed to any defense fund if they had tried to arrest him.

Willydoit?

June 20th, 2012
10:03 am

God bless this father and child!

Lucifer with take care of ol Mr. Flores

Mom of two girls...

June 20th, 2012
10:11 am

PERFECT! Every one who touches a child should face this kind of justice! This is the way it was done when my mom was a kid. She tells these stories to me all the time. Men who touched children never saw another day!

Gainesville Heat

June 20th, 2012
10:16 am

Justice Served.

Ethel

June 20th, 2012
10:16 am

The father was correct to take action to protect his child. I commend the Grand Jury and say, “Shame on the District Attorney for even taking this matter to a Grand Jury!” Texas voters, “Vote in a new District Attorney!”

Tag

June 20th, 2012
10:24 am

RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!

Billy

June 20th, 2012
10:27 am

If there’s a contest between justice and a piece of paper, I’ll always go with justice. That’s more important than the “connect the dots” idiocy of the ACLU and other brainless dolts…

KenFromCalifornia

June 20th, 2012
10:27 am

“i’m glad i live in pennsylvania!”

– jerry sandusky

4justice

June 20th, 2012
10:28 am

The same thing would happen at my house if someone thought about hurting my child. He did his duty as a parent and it is instinctive. Justice has been served.

Social Commentary

June 20th, 2012
10:29 am

This should happen to all molesters caught in the act. No one feels sorry for adults who ruin children’s lives by doing this. As a society, we must be extremely careful about whom we allow around our children. Many times relatives are the biggest culprits when it comes to molesting children. Just keep your children close at all times.

abused and used

June 20th, 2012
10:29 am

I wish someone would have killed my molestor! From the age of 4 until the actual rape and taking of my virginity at the age of 13 I was molested repeatedly! What part of a daughter screaming and crying not to leave you to the point a 6 year old is hanging on to the bumper your car does not give you a clue! Thanks Dad…for NOTHING! That POS is probably still destroying innocent childrens’ lives!

DragMe2Diablo

June 20th, 2012
10:32 am

I would have beat him to a pulp. Then drag him to the back yard, have my wife grab my Colt .45 and shoot him between the legs and watch him suffer before I shoved the nozzle down his throat so he can prepare to meet his maker.

Steve

June 20th, 2012
10:33 am

justice served!

steve

June 20th, 2012
10:37 am

Personally I don’t give a d@mn about jail time for myself,I would not hesitate to kill someone if they molested my kid or even if I caught them molesting anyones kid!!! Justice Served!!! If you have a kid you would understand why this guy beat this pedophile down.

jcb

June 20th, 2012
10:42 am

“A Time for A Kill!”

jcb

June 20th, 2012
10:45 am

oops…the CORRECT movie title is, “A Time to Kill.”

tlj

June 20th, 2012
10:56 am

the larger crime would have been taking the father away from his daugther at a time when she truly needs him to get through this experience. Bravo for the Dad in protecting his child.