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Father Kills Daughter’s Alleged Molester, Would You Convict? [POLL]

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A powerful story out of Shiner, TX today is the basis for today’s LFN Poll of the Day. A father heard his 4 year old daughter’s screams and ran to see what was wrong. He allegedly found a man molesting his daughter. The father took action and beat the man to death. According to the Houston Chronicle:

A father who said he saw a man molesting his 4-year-old daughter behind a barn in Lavaca County apparently beat the man to death Saturday afternoon, officials said.

Harmon said the victim, a 47-year-old Gonzales man, died at the scene. His name has not been released because his next of kin has not yet been notified of the death.

No arrests have been made in the case. Harmon said a grand jury will probably to determine what, if any charges, will be filed.

Harmon said the father and daughter were at their barn with several other people to groom and care for horses there. The victim came with some of the other people, but was not well-known, if all, to the father and child.

The group later heard the girl screaming behind the barn, Harmon said. Her father ran to see what was wrong and said he saw the man allegedly sexually assaulting the child. While pulling the man away from the girl, he hit the man several times in the head, Harmon said.

The girl was taken to DeTar hospital in Victoria to be evaluated and to have tests done to determine if a sexual assault occurred. She was released later.

The Star-Telegram reported that Harmon said investigators have no evidence to suggest the father is lying.

On my Facebook page many people weighed in on the story with many parents saying they would have done the same thing if their kid was being attacked. A debate started though about whether the father should be charged with anything. Though even most people who said the father should be charged, would never convict him of anything.

What about you? If the father’s story is true and you were on a jury, would you convict him of anything? Let us know your thoughts below.


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