“I must disagree. At the point where the pulled the subject off his daughter, he had no way of knowing what the subject would do from that point forward; whether the subject would run, or whether the subject might overpower him and continue the assault on his child. I put this in the same class as the cop who shot the face-eating monster in Florida, rather than baton, tase or physically confront someone whom he reasonably believed could not have been controlled and the assault ended with less than that level of force.”
You have to remember that this is Texas. It doesn’t matter what the law says, this is regarded as justifiable.
Jury foreman presents the findings of the jury:
“Guilty? No F***in’ way.!”
Hopefully it is more like “Indictment? You ain’t gettin’ no indictments! Now dismiss us so we can buy him some beers!”