Dad Not Charged in Alleged Molester’s Death
(SHINER, Texas) -- A Texas rancher who beat his daughter's accused molester to death moments after he discovered the man raping the 5-year-old girl, will not be charged with his homicide, officials said, as they released chilling 911 tapes of the father calling for help as the other man died.
A grand jury Tuesday decided not to indict the 24-year-old father who beat ranch hand Jesus Mora Flores to death with his bare hands, after finding the man abusing his daughter behind a barn.
"I need an ambulance. This guy was raping my daughter and I don't know what to do," the father is heard telling dispatchers in a frantic call to 911.
The attack happened on June 9 at an isolated ranch near Shiner, Texas. A witness saw Flores "forcibly carrying" the girl into a secluded area and ran to find the father, according to court documents. Running towards his daughter's screams, the father found Flores and the girl, both with their underwear removed, according to police reports.
He pulled Flores off the little girl and "inflicted several blows to the man's head and neck area," according to documents.
Authorities who examined the girl and Flores' body confirmed a sexual assault had occurred.
ABC News does not identify the victims of sexual assault, and is not identifying the father in an effort to protect the minor girl's identity.
The father called 911 from a cell phone and did not immediately know his exact whereabouts, making it difficult for emergency personnel to find him.
"Come on! This guy is going to die on me!" the man yelled at the 911 dispatcher. "I don't know what to do."
The father was never arrested, but Flores' death was investigated as a homicide.
"Under the law in the state of Texas deadly force is authorized and justified in order to stop an aggravated sexual assault or sexual assault," District Attorney Heather McMinn told reporters.
"All the evidence provided by the sheriff's department and the Texas Rangers indicated that's what was occurring when the victim's father arrived at the scene," she said.
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