Wednesday, June 13, 2012
A father who killed a man he claims sexually assaulted his 4-year-old daughter will now face the justice system. The Texas rancher told officials he heard his daughter screaming. He found her by a barn and said he saw a farm worker trying to sexually assault her.
Lavaca County Sheriff Micah Harmon described the dad’s account of events, saying, “During the course of him trying to rescue his daughter, he struck the individual several times and the individual ended up dying.”
The sheriff said there is no evidence that has led investigators to doubt the rancher’s story, but it’s up to a grand jury to decide if he will be charged with a crime.