A grand jury has ruled against charging the unidentified young Texas father who beat to death a man who was molesting his 5-year-old daughter.
Here's what the district attorney said:
"Under the law, deadly force is justified to stop a sexual assault. … All the evidence indicated that is what was occurring,"
A harrowing 911 call from the father after he beat the man to death for molesting his daughter was played for the grand jury.
Here's what the father said during that 911 call:
"I need an ambulance. This guy was raping my daughter and I beat him up and I don't know what to do. This guy is fixing to die on me man, and I don't know what to do."
The identification of the sexual predator was released yesterday. Jesus Flores was spotted by witnesses dragging the little girl into a secluded area before the father intervened. The unidentified father was never arrested, but the killing was investigated as a homicide.
The father's lawyer said her client was:
"A peaceable soul and he had no intention to kill anyone on that day."
We hope that this resolution is able to allow the father and his daughter to find closure in this incredibly distressing series of events.
A bittersweet day for this family.