by Cassandra R. Elias
In a chilling scenario, a young rancher in Texas hears his little girl screaming and goes searching for her. He finds A 47-year-old ranch hand with his pants and underwear down, raping his five-year-old daughter.
This dad sprung into action! He pulled the man off of his daughter and hit him violently about the face and neck. The man was severely injured. Nestled in a remote area, the father called 911, frantic for help before the hired ranch helper, Jesus Mora Flores, died.
The hair-raising 911 call was released and you can hear the father screaming at a dispatcher who couldn't locate the property. "Come on! This guy is going to die on me! I don't know what to do!"
The call goes on for about five minutes. The father is growing increasingly stressed, cursing and crying so loudly, that at times, he's barely understandable.
Prosecutors for Lavaca County turned the case over to the grand jury. On June 19, 2012, the grand jury declined to indict the 23-year-old father in the death of Mr. Flores. The grand jury reached the same conclusion the police did after reviewing the evidence. They felt that the father was authorized to use deadly force to protect his daughter.
The identity of the father has not been revealed in order to protect his little girl's identity. She's certainly been through quite an ordeal in her short life and we wish speedy healing and recovery for the entire family.
Do you agree with the grand jury's decision not to indict? What would you do if this was your child?