Sheriff: Dad Kills Daughter's Alleged Attacker

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

SHINER, Texas - Authorities say a father used his hands to beat to death a man who allegedly tried to sexually assault his 4-year-old daughter on their rural farm.

Lavaca County Sheriff Micah Harmon said Monday he doesn't anticipate arresting the father following Saturday's killing near Shiner. Harmon said nothing so far suggests the beating death happened for "any reason other than what he told us."

The victim was only identified as a 47-year-old man from Gonzales. Harmon said the man appeared to have no prior criminal history and that he went to the property Saturday to help care for some horses.

Harmon said the father's name is being withheld because of the ongoing investigation. He said a grand jury will decide what, if any, charges the father will face.


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