A Study in Terrible Judgment

Anyone who happens to be a pedophile should consider any and all procedures that prevent them from acting on their disorder.  If you choose to disregard this advice, however, at least don't select a horse ranch in Texas as the best place to carry on.
A Texas father caught a man sexually assaulting his 4-year-old daughter and punched him in the head repeatedly, killing him, authorities said.
Well of course he did.


Ms. Kehoe said...
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douglas said...

"Asked whether they would press charges against the father, the sheriff responded, "You have a right to defend your daughter. He acted in defense of his third person. Once the investigation is completed we will submit it to the district attorney who then submits it to the grand jury, who will decide if they will indict him."

I'm guessing no charges, and rightly so. God help them get through the trauma that all this has brought on them, but he did the right thing, and in that they should find some peace, and hopefully not legal problems.

Anonymous said...

And thus far the majority of comments on the article are "good for him," and "I'd have done the same."


E Hines said...

Prosecutor: "But after you'd won the fight and subdued him, why did you keep hitting him?

Defendent: "Because he kept fighting."

P: "His injuries from early in the fight were very serious--"

D: "You've never been in a fight for your life or your daughter's life, have you, sonny?"

In fact, the only question is whether a molestation was in progress, not whether the father overreacted to a molestation in progress. And there's nothing in the published information to indicate that there was not a molestation in progress.

Case dismissed.

Eric Hines

bthun said...

I'd be surprised if a Texas DA and/or Grand Jury found cause to prosecute this father.

I further doubt many fathers of daughters, or sons for that matter, would cast a guilty vote for any criminal charge against the father should they wind up on a jury of his peers.

P.S. If the corpse-man was mostly intact after being caught in the act of molesting the little girl, I'd say the father showed admirable restraint.

Texan99 said...

Better off dead, anyway. I'm glad he kept fighting.

raven said...

The dad was apparently following the judges instructions from a previous post here, except he did not need his friends to help.

E Hines said...

...except he did not need his friends to help.

Their loss, too....

Eric Hines

E Hines said...

The readers of Fox News Online have an opinion on the matter, which apparently is going to a grand jury.

bthun said...

"which apparently is going to a grand jury."

Well, I'm surprised.

Looking back over the last twenty or thirty years of evolution in our culture along with the Zero Tolerance phenomenon, I suppose I shouldn't be.