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Grand jury to get case of Texas dad who beat alleged child molester to death
Fox News ^ | June 12, 2012 | Joshua Rhett Miller

Posted on 06/13/2012 6:01:37 AM PDT by Texas Fossil

A Texas prosecutor said the case of a rancher who beat to death a man he caught allegedly molesting his daughter will go to a grand jury to decide whether the killing was justified, or an act of excessive force.

The father, whose name has not been released by authorities, claims he caught the man trying to molest his 4-year-old daughter on his ranch Saturday. Although Lavaca County Sheriff Micah Harmon said the girl’s father is unlikely to be arrested, District Attorney Heather McMinn told FoxNews.com the case remains under investigation and that the Texas Rangers have joined the probe.

“Once completed, [results of the investigation] will be forwarded to the district attorney’s office and it will be taken to a grand jury,” McMinn told FoxNews.com. “They’re still investigating what happened at this point.”

The grand jury will ultimately decide what charges -- if any -- the girl’s father will face, McMinn said.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/06/12/texas-district-attorney-to-present-beating-death-case-to-grand-jury-after-probe/#ixzz1xg4AnrWN

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: grandjury; lavacacounty; molestation; texas
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To: longfellow

Not IMHO. My kids are grown now. Had anything like that happened to them as children I’d have done the exact same thing. The phrase “beaten to a pulp” comes to mind. Would have needed DNA to ID the pervert, not even dental records would do.


21 posted on 06/13/2012 7:46:01 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: longfellow

Not IMHO. My kids are grown now. Had anything like that happened to them as children I’d have done the exact same thing. The phrase “beaten to a pulp” comes to mind. Would have needed DNA to ID the pervert, not even dental records would do.


22 posted on 06/13/2012 7:46:26 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Texas Fossil
I would vote to acquit. No matter how much the judge threatened me.

Civilization is built on many things, but at the core is you protect your kids. I admire this father's restraint.

23 posted on 06/13/2012 7:55:56 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Anyone who did that to my child find themselves without any equipment to do that kind of evil ever again. Courtesy of my rage.

It used to be that society took care of the fetid cancers in their midst.


24 posted on 06/13/2012 7:56:25 AM PDT by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender! REMEMBER NEDA)
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To: Sudetenland
Should be a matter of about 30 seconds to declare this killing “justifiable homicide.” The father should be nominated for the Medal of Freedom.

I agree. The little girl was only 4 years old. If he'd had sex with her, it could have killed her. She would have had serious internal injuries. The father saved her life.

25 posted on 06/13/2012 8:02:38 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Texas Fossil

At first, I assumed the dad was in the right. Upon reflection, since the accused would-be molester is dead, and originally I read he was caught in the act, I have my doubts. Was the guy in the process of molesting the child or not?


26 posted on 06/13/2012 8:04:45 AM PDT by PghBaldy (I eagerly await the next news about the struggles of Elizabeth Sacheen Littlefeather Warren.)
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To: Texas Fossil

I would have done the same and damn the consequences.


27 posted on 06/13/2012 8:05:27 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: carriage_hill
Why do I have an ‘uncomfortable feeling’ about that name?


Heather McMinn District Attorney for Guadalupe, Gonzales and Lavaca Counties

Endorsed by:
Arnold Zwicke — Guadalupe County Sheriff
Glen Sachtleben — Gonzales County Sheriff
Micah Harmon — Lavaca County Sheriff

Heather McMinn has been the DA since 2009 and won the GOP primary for that position in May.

28 posted on 06/13/2012 8:07:01 AM PDT by deport
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To: deport

GOP-e RINO or Conservative, I’m wondering. Those 3 guys look like Conservatives, but looks alone can be deceiving. I’ll wait to see how she plays-it-out, legally. I hope I’m wrong, the GJ refuses to indict, and he walks, quickly. The father deserves a *medal* for killing that POS molester, IMO.


29 posted on 06/13/2012 8:13:13 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: AppyPappy

Correct. They are protecting political correctness.


30 posted on 06/13/2012 8:15:53 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: carriage_hill

That is possible.

And I read elsewhere that she was sued for another action related to the death of a child. Jury found her not guilty, but she probably does not want that mess again.


31 posted on 06/13/2012 8:19:00 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

The headline should read “....dad who allegedly beat child molestor” instead of “.....dad who beat alledged child molestor”.


32 posted on 06/13/2012 8:20:32 AM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." - Peter Grifin, FAMILY GUY)
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To: carriage_hill
I know nothing about them either, but I suspect they/she are playing it safe and hoping to diffuse any claims of legal leniency. There is much we don't know yet such as what the medical examination contains of the girl or deceased. I personally don't see a railroad job, but I don't know that either.
33 posted on 06/13/2012 8:22:11 AM PDT by deport
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To: Texas Fossil

I hope they find the two were fighting and one major blow killed the perp. It would be bothersome if the dad knocked him unconscious and then kept pummeling him until he died.


34 posted on 06/13/2012 8:22:18 AM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: longfellow

From what I have read, NO.

I restate: I have total confidence that the Texas Ranger investigation will reveal the facts in the case.


35 posted on 06/13/2012 8:23:22 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Sudetenland

Should be a matter of about 30 seconds to declare this killing “justifiable homicide.” The father should be nominated for the Medal of Freedom.


And, a Nobel Peace Prize. He’s certainly more deserving than that loser occupying the WH.


36 posted on 06/13/2012 8:27:55 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: deport

I agree.

Law enforcement in Texas is generally pretty sane. Especially in rural areas of TX.

The case has taken on a national interest because of the coverage. She is probably acting defensively as you suggested.


37 posted on 06/13/2012 8:28:37 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: deport; Texas Fossil

Time will tell all the details, in this case.


38 posted on 06/13/2012 8:30:46 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: doug from upland

A lot we don’t know at this point that at some time we’ll hopefully know. The medical examination of the girl and deceased will provide some answers.


39 posted on 06/13/2012 8:30:50 AM PDT by deport
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To: doug from upland

In my opinion, it would make no difference.

If he was molesting the child and the father saw it, I cannot see a grand jury true billing the father under any circumstances. I am not totally sure he only used his hands. That has gone unsaid. One article mentioned hitting him on top of the head.


40 posted on 06/13/2012 8:32:43 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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