Just Asking

June 19, 2012

Would this have turned out the same if one of the two men had been a different race?  Any race.  Either way.

HOUSTON — A central Texas grand jury on Tuesday ruled that a local father who beat to death a man he reportedly caught molesting his 5-year-old daughter will not be charged in connection with the attack.

District court clerk staff told the Los Angeles Times that the Lavaca County grand jury met Tuesday and declined to return an indictment against the father in the June 9 death of 47-year-old Jesus Mora Flores of Gonzalez, Texas.

The attack happened at a horse barn between the farming towns of Shiner and Yoakum. Investigators said the 23-year-old father, who lives in Yoakum and whose name has not been released, ran toward his daughter’s screams, pulled Flores off his child and beat him to death with his bare hands.

Emergency crews responding to a 911 call found Flores’ body with his pants and underwear pulled down. The girl was later taken to a hospital for a physical exam and interview, officials said.

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