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When Is It Ok To Kill in Texas?

By Lilly Pie , The Goldwater · 03-16-2017
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A Texas Father who discovered a man raping his five-year-old daughter and beat him to death will not face any life sentence under the state law.

A Lavaca County grand Jury decided not to drop charges against the 23- year-old father over the death of Jesus Mora Flores, 47, who was killed in a cabin after he was caught molesting a young girl. Lavaca County sheriff’s said that the father who kept his name in private to protect the little girl’s identity, sent her and her brother to feed the family’s chicken. Her brother rushed back to tell his dad that someone grabbed his sister and taken her to a secluded cabin. The father rushed to his daughters cry and he found them both with their underwear off. However, after saving his daughter ,he still managed to call 911 to save Flores life.

The father commits “Justifiable homicides”. Back in 2007 Governor Rick Perry expanded lethal-force laws that allow Texans to kill in their vehicles workplaces, or in any locations as a self defense to stop “aggravated kidnapping, murder, sexual assault or aggravated sexual assault, robbery, or aggravated robbery.” Though the penal code has included the clause discussing “theft during the nighttime” since the 1970s, some Texans might have taken the 2007 change as a declaration of open season. From 2002 to 2006, there were 146 cases of justifiable homicide committed by private citizens. From 2007 to 2011, the number jumped to 224, an increase of more than 50%. These cases prompted communities to question the state’s lethal-force laws. Advocates of lethal force in cases of self-defense says that crime rates have fallen in response to the laws.

It’s hard to even imagine how horrifying it would be to find a forty-seven year old man molesting your five year old daughter in a barn.In that situation, most of us would instinctively feel compelled to act just like this.Also imagine how terrible it is for the little girl being in that terrible situation, this will bring a psychological effect and it will hunt her for the rest of her life.

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