Shortest Jury Deliberations Ever?
A grand jury will weigh whether charges should be filed against a Texas father who killed a man he found sexually abusing his 5 year old daughter, local authorities said.
According to the Lavaca County Sheriff's Office, the 23-year-old father and his family were enjoying a barbecue last Saturday at their ranch on Shiner's outskirts where they keep horses and chickens.
His young daughter had gone off toward the barn, to feed the chickens. Then her father heard screaming and ran. He found a 47-year-old man in the act of sexually abusing his daughter, according to Sheriff Micah Harmon.
The father stopped the alleged abuser, then pounded him repeatedly in the head.
"At this time I believe the homicide investigation should be sent to the grand jury. Sheriff Harmon made the right decision in not arresting the father at the time of the incident. All of the evidence surrounding this homicide will be presented to the Grand Jury as soon as possible," Lavaca County District Attorney Heather McMinn said in a statement Friday.
I don't think that reaching a verdict on that will trouble the good people of rural Texas much, though they may have some creative suggestions as the alternatives the father could have utilised.