(The Blaze/AP) – Authorities say the Texas dad who beat his 5-year-old daughter's molester to death earlier this month near Shiner, Texas 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 after Flores allegedly pulled her behind some bushes and attempted to molest her. When he found Flores, he pulled him off his child and repeatedly struck him in the face and neck with his hands, ultimately killing him.
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 to be examined and was released.
Authorities say forensic evidence and witness accounts corroborated the father’s story that his daughter was being sexually molested.
KTRK in Houston reports that the Lavaca County Sheriff's Department played the 911 call made by the father after he beat Flores to death, however, details of the call were not made available.
A Texas civil rights leader recently questioned whether the father should have been arrested immediately following the incident and said he might have gone to far due to his "anger."
"When does it move beyond self-defense," Jim Harrington asked, director of the Texas Civil Rights Project.
Watch a previous report from KTRK on the incident here:
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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