A Lavaca County Texas man beat another man to death with is bare hands after catching him raping his 4-year-old daughter.
The sexual attack happened Saturday at the victim’s rural Texas ranch about 130 miles south of Houston. The dead man is described as an “acquaintance” who was hired to care for the family’s horses.
The father was outside tending to horses while his daughter was inside the house. He heard his daughter screaming and he ran inside and found the man molesting his daughter. The father punched the man in the head several times and he died.
Lavaca County Sheriff Micah Harmon said that the father is not likely to be arrested for the rapist’s death. It appears to be a clear cut case of self defense.
“There doesn’t appear to be any reason other than what he told us,” Harmon told reporters.
The victim is a 47-year-old man from Gonzales, Texas. His name is being withheld.
The case will be referred to a Grand Jury who will decide on whether or not the father is indicted for the death.