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Is Texas dad who killed man to protect his 5-year-old daughter a criminal?   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2012-6-17 16:13:06 |Display all floors
Everynowhere Post time: 2012-6-17 16:07
Well believe me, if I find a guy molesting a 5 year old girl, especially if it is my daughter, the ...

Rage would be the normal response in this situation.

Unless you're seneca evidently.  No 'serious harm' was done since the hospital released her....why get mad in the first place?
  
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Post time 2012-6-17 16:54:02 |Display all floors
I agree with his actions. Its perfectly in self defence

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Post time 2012-6-17 16:58:02 |Display all floors
there is a witness

the alleged victim

this case hinges on her testimony

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Post time 2012-6-17 17:07:49 |Display all floors
assuming this testimony confirms the assault, then the legal issues will most likely be about the nature of the homicide

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Post time 2012-6-17 17:15:11 |Display all floors
lebeast Post time: 2012-6-17 17:07
assuming this testimony confirms the assault, then the legal issues will most likely be about the na ...

Right now he hasn't been charged with anything.  A grand jury will be deciding whether to bring charges against him.

The father told the police he did not have the intent to kill.  It was an 'accidental' death and he regrets it.  

It's Texas, vigilante justice is not always frowned upon.  You can literally kill someone for breaking into your property whether they are armed or not.

But most of the laws were meant to protect gun owners.  They were all put in place by gun lobbies.  So, beating a man with your fists just may not get you the same kind of protection.

And I doubt if the girl would have to testify.  She was taken to the hospital and questioned by police.  They would more than likely just go on her statements and any forensic evidence found.  I'm sure they did a rape kit on her when she went to the hospital, so they've already scraped her fingernails and have done everything to collect DNA evidence to collaborate the story.
  
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Post time 2012-6-17 17:16:16 |Display all floors
manoj10 Post time: 2012-6-17 16:54
I agree with his actions. Its perfectly in self defence

me too  
  
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Post time 2012-6-17 17:21:03 |Display all floors
I've been reading some papers this morning.

Doesn't look like the father will even get charged.
  
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