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Texas dad "remorseful" after catching man molesting his daughter and beating him to death
Hot Air ^ | 6/12/12 | Allahpundit - Hot Air

Posted on 06/13/2012 4:44:32 AM PDT by Haiku Guy

The case is headed to a grand jury but this guy’s more likely to land on Barbara Walters’s couch than in prison. I’d be surprised if there’s a GJ in America that would indict him; if there is, lord knows it’s not in Texas. Here’s the relevant statute in the state’s penal code. Not a close call:

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...Morally, this will be treated as justifiable homicide whether or not it’s technically self-defense by proxy — which, to be clear, I think it is here — and any jury would strain mightily to find that it qualified under the definition for the latter. Exit quotation: “He got what he well deserved.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: childmolestation; texas
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I don't know if this would be such a clear cut case if it happened someplace in the North East.
1 posted on 06/13/2012 4:44:44 AM PDT by Haiku Guy
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To: Haiku Guy

I would choose not to kill anyone and would probably be remorseful if I did. Molest my daughter? You’re toast.


2 posted on 06/13/2012 4:46:44 AM PDT by goseminoles
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The first video clip ends with this interesting passage:

"The 47-year-old man's identity has not been released. Detectives spent all day looking for his relatives, but apparently they are in the country of Mexico. So until they can track them down, investigators will not be able to give us any more information.

I suppose they might be there on a family vacation...

3 posted on 06/13/2012 4:47:29 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: goseminoles

Agree!!!!!!

Sounds like self-defense as he was protecting/defending his daughter who was being attacked by a pedophile pervert. Obviously she was unable to defend herself and her father stepped in and did what was right in defending her.


4 posted on 06/13/2012 4:50:28 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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Gotta love Texas.


5 posted on 06/13/2012 4:51:31 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Haiku Guy

Manslaughter at worse. Question would be did he intend to kill the guy.


6 posted on 06/13/2012 4:52:10 AM PDT by PapaNew
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Remorseful?

Perish the thought-—along with the molester.

He rid the world of a great evil, and he had every right to do so.

No bill.


7 posted on 06/13/2012 4:54:00 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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“.... such a clear cut case if it happened someplace in the North East”.

I agree with you, HG. Not 100% sure what the exact charge would be (murder 2 or manslaughter) but I do believe a LOT of states wouldn’t use common sense with this. I think they would definitely charge and let the jury decide (hurting the little girl even more). I am glad Texas has common sense.


8 posted on 06/13/2012 4:54:06 AM PDT by momtothree
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Agreed. The northeast is a screwy place.


9 posted on 06/13/2012 4:54:15 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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Agreed. The northeast is a screwy place.


10 posted on 06/13/2012 4:54:50 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: newfreep

Take away the “emotion factor”, this is totally justifiable. A capital offense was occurring. This was a good shoot..


11 posted on 06/13/2012 4:56:49 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Haiku Guy

This guy deserves a trophy or a metal of some kind!


12 posted on 06/13/2012 4:59:32 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: newfreep

He’s charged with homicide. The grand jury will not indict him. So, I suppose it would become justifiable homicide?


13 posted on 06/13/2012 5:00:26 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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Even if it had not been his own child, a good beating causing death to that pervert was correct.


14 posted on 06/13/2012 5:00:29 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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“Aggravated” generally means the actor was using deadly force. If the perpetrator was using deadly force against this guy’s daughter, then absent any intervening circumstances, yes, it is probably justifiable homicide according to the statue.


15 posted on 06/13/2012 5:02:35 AM PDT by PapaNew
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This was a good shoot.

No gun was involved. He beat the guy to death with his bare hands,

16 posted on 06/13/2012 5:02:44 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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I live in the NE, and served on a grand jury.

There is no way any grand jury here would indict a guy for killing a man in the act of molesting his daughter.

There's some stupid laws around here, but that's just silly.

17 posted on 06/13/2012 5:05:04 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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According to the news, he apparently was an illegal also!
I think I would have killed him MUCH slower!


18 posted on 06/13/2012 5:06:33 AM PDT by TexConfederate1861 (Surrender means that the history of this heroic struggle will be written by the enemy.)
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To: ShadowAce

He performed a Public Service.

The perp got what he had coming to him.


19 posted on 06/13/2012 5:07:39 AM PDT by Venturer
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One less democrat.....one less perv for the left to coddle and protect.


20 posted on 06/13/2012 5:07:47 AM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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