Huffingtonpost.com/Paul J. Weber and Ramit Plushnick-Masti

Jesus Mora Flores, a 47 year old man caught in the act of molesting a 5 year old girl wasbeaten to death by the girl's father on the family's Texas ranch on June 9.  The 23 year oldfather is unlikely to be arrested to Saturday's killing and that no evidence so far has ledinvestigators to doubt his story.  Flore was an acquaintance of the father who had come tohelp care for some horses.  The adults were shoeing a horse and the girl and her brother hadbeen sent to feed chickens.  The children's grandfather said the boy later came back and saidhis sister had been taken away by a man.  Her father then went out to look for her and foundboth his daughter and Flores partially naked.  In the course of trying to get her away fromhim, and protect her, he struck Flores several times in the head and the man died.
In declining to indict the father in the killing, a Lavaca County grand jury reached thesame conclusion as investigators and many of the father's neighbors: He was authorized to usedeadly force to protect his daughter.  The family ranch is so remote that on the 911 tape, thefather is heard profanely screaming at a dispatcher who couldn't locate the property.  At onepoint, he tells the dispatcher he's going to put Flores in his truck and drive him to a hospital.Come on! This guy is going to die on me! I don't know what to do!  He's going to die! thefather screams, swearing at the dispatcher.  He's going to f------ die!  Emergencycrews responding to the father's 911 call found Flores' pants and underwear pulled down on hislifeless body.  The girl was examined at a hospital and Lavaca County District AttorneyHeather McMinn said forensic evidence and witness accounts corroborated the father's story that hisdaughter was being sexually molested.
(Shiner, Texas)