Jesus Mora Flores found how lethal a father’s rage can be when he reportedly tried to rape a then-4-year-old girl in a hidden cabin on the family farm outside the rural town of Shriner, Texas. The 47-year-old farmhand was discovered in the act by the child’s father, who went into a passion and killed Flores with his own hands.
Flores reportedly approached the small girl, seized her, and transported her to the remote cabin as she was tending the chickens with her brother. According to court papers, her sibling rushed to inform his dad of the situation. Hearing what his son had to say, the distressed father dashed towards the hut, led by his daughter’s screaming.
When he entered, he saw Flores and his daughter, both of whom had their pants off. The sight enraged the dad, who started savagely hitting Flores. The father yanked Flores away from his kid and caused several blows to the man’s head and neck area.
The father did not stop until Flores passed out. That’s when he realized what he’d done and dialed 911. Despite his rage, the dad was clearly anxious that Flores may not survive, as he begged the operator to send an ambulance as soon as possible. “Come on! This guy is going to die on me! I don’t know what to do,” the then-22-year-old dad cried to the 911 dispatcher, who couldn’t find the property.
During the agonizing 911 conversation, the father, who was becoming more frantic, volunteered to take Flores to the hospital in his own vehicle to try to save his life. Flores was discovered dead with his trousers and knickers around his ankles when emergency services arrived.
When allegedly raping his daughter’s suspected rapist to death, the father escaped prosecution when the child was brought to a hospital and examined. Officials said forensic evidence and witness reports backed the father’s claim that his daughter was sexually molested.
Given the evidence, Sheriff Micah Harmon, who characterized the father as “very remorseful,” said he would not bring charges right now and would forward the matter to a grand jury. “You have the right to defend your daughter,” he said. “The girl’s father acted in self-defense of his third person.” The Lavaca County grand jury seems to have agreed with the Texas sheriff.
After hearing the 911 call and concluding that the anonymous father murdered 47-year-old Jesus Mora Flores to stop the sexual attack against his kid, the grand jury decided not to bring charges against him. Under the law in the state of Texas, deadly force is authorized and justified in order to stop an aggravated sexual assault or sexual assault, District Attorney Heather McMinn added. To safeguard his daughter’s identity, the dad’s name was not disclosed.
He’s a peaceable soul, the father’s attorney, V’Anne Huser, said. He had no plans to kill anyone that day. Those who know him seem to agree, and inhabitants of the little Lavaca County hamlet were mostly supportive of Flores, saying he earned it.
It’s easy for most of us to comprehend how even the most tranquil person might be enraged when they watch their own beautiful, tiny kid being raped by a pedophile. In Texas, it seems that retribution is fast and certain, and a child rapist caught in the act by an irate parent has few rights. Perhaps the rest of the nation should take notice and follow Texas’ example.