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No charges for TX man who beat daughter's rapist to death

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SHINER, TX (WWBT) -

A Texas grand jury decided not to charge a father who reportedly beat a man to death for raping his 5-year-old daughter.

The 23-year-old man sent his son and daughter to feed the chickens at their ranch near Shiner on June 9, reports the Daily Mail, when the boy returned to tell his dad someone had grabbed his sister and dragged her to a secluded shack.

The man found 47-year-old Jesus Mora Flores and his daughter inside. Neither were wearing any underwear, according to Lavaca County sheriff's deputies. The father, whose name is not being released to protect the girl's identity, beat Flores unconscious. The man tried calling 911, but Flores died from his injuries.

The local sheriff said calls the man was remorseful and says he didn't know at the time he had killed Flores. The sheriff refused to charge the father and a Lavaca County grand jury agreed. 

Texas law allows deadly force to stop an aggravated sexual assault. Witness statements and 911 calls backed up the father's version of events.

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