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Shiner (Texas) beating death victim name released
Victoria (Texas) Advocate ^ | June 15, 2012

Posted on 06/16/2012 1:19:03 AM PDT by Zakeet

Lavaca County authorities on Friday identified the 47-year-old man who was caught molesting a girl and then beaten to death by the child's father.

Jesus Mora Flores was killed on the afternoon of June 9 on a rural farm pasture on County Road 302 between Shiner and Yoakum.

In a press release issued Friday, authorities said Flores was attempting to sexually assault the girl, whose age was corrected by officials Friday to be 5 years old.

"When emergency medical personnel arrived, Jesus Mora Flores' pants and underwear were down and the man's genitals were exposed," said Lavaca County Sheriff Micah Harmon, who was quoted in a press released issued by District Attorney Heather McMinn.

Flores had been hired by the child's father to care for horses on the property, according to a neighbor.

A public records search shows no permanent address for Flores in Lavaca County.

The press release also confirms that law enforcement officials discovered a witness to the attacks, but does not identify that person.

Investigators found that "a witness observed Jesus Mora Flores forcibly carrying a 5-year-old child off to a secluded area, the witness ran for help and alerted the child's father."

The father then heard the child's scream and ran to help her, the release said. The father then "immediately removed Jesus Mora Flores from on top of his child" and inflicted "several blows" to the man's head and neck area.

The release stated that all of the physical evidence and witness statements in the case corroborated the father's statement.

Harmon said Flores was not in the United States illegally and possessed a permanent resident card - more widely known as a green card.

The sheriff said his office has been working with Mexican Consulate officials to locate Flores' family.

Complete results of the autopsy conducted in Travis County are not expected for several weeks.

Harmon said the girl's family and father have cooperated with authorities.

McMinn said in the press release that Harmon "made the right decision in not arresting the father at the time of the incident."

The girl's father remains remorseful about Flores' death, said Harmon, who said he expects a grand jury to hear the case next week.

"This case has been very traumatizing on the child, her father and his entire family," he said.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: crime; deadlyforce; dontmesswithtexas; jesusflores; rape; shiner; texas
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To: Zakeet
"When emergency medical personnel arrived, Jesus Mora Flores' pants and underwear were down and the man's genitals were exposed," said Lavaca County Sheriff Micah Harmon, who was quoted in a press released issued by District Attorney Heather McMinn.

Since his genitals were still attached, I would say the father exercised extreme restraint.

21 posted on 06/16/2012 3:51:42 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Zakeet

Other states might want to emulate Texas. So yes, it is important to make it clear.


22 posted on 06/16/2012 4:10:51 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: maine yankee
...Jury nullification...

True...If the Father broke the law, the law is flawed and should be ignored...

23 posted on 06/16/2012 4:13:04 AM PDT by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailerpark...)
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To: SeaHawkFan

I’d never convict the father. Saved the TX prison system money.


24 posted on 06/16/2012 4:14:11 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: Ophiucus; All
However, the father had pulled the scum off of his daughter through the use of force and stopped the commission of the crime. At that point, technically, he should of stopped. He is legally vulnerable for each blow he threw afterward.

I must disagree. At the point where the pulled the subject off his daughter, he had no way of knowing what the subject would do from that point forward; whether the subject would run, or whether the subject might overpower him and continue the assault on his child. I put this in the same class as the cop who shot the face-eating monster in Florida, rather than baton, tase or physically confront someone whom he reasonably believed could not have been controlled and the assault ended with less than that level of force.

25 posted on 06/16/2012 4:57:59 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Ophiucus; All
However, the father had pulled the scum off of his daughter through the use of force and stopped the commission of the crime. At that point, technically, he should of stopped. He is legally vulnerable for each blow he threw afterward.

I must disagree. At the point where the pulled the subject off his daughter, he had no way of knowing what the subject would do from that point forward; whether the subject would run, or whether the subject might overpower him and continue the assault on his child. I put this in the same class as the cop who shot the face-eating monster in Florida, rather than baton, tase or physically confront someone whom he reasonably believed could not have been controlled and the assault ended with less than that level of force.

26 posted on 06/16/2012 4:58:31 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: JCBreckenridge
Other states might want to emulate Texas...

A number of them do. NH's law on similarly contains explicit provisions allowing the use of deadly force to stop a number of crimes in progress. I can't imagine that any state would hold that deadly force could not be used to stop a kidnapping and rape of a child in progress.

27 posted on 06/16/2012 5:05:21 AM PDT by freeandfreezing
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To: Zakeet
No bill.

Next.

28 posted on 06/16/2012 5:07:26 AM PDT by Wizdum (My job is to get you to shoot soda out your nose)
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To: FES0844

“Give the dad a medal.”

And castrate child molesters with blowtorches so it does not happen again.

The fact we have a term “repeat sex offender” speaks volumes about where we are as a nation.


29 posted on 06/16/2012 5:12:08 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: Zakeet

Rot in hell, Flores!


30 posted on 06/16/2012 5:25:50 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: maine yankee

Judges are elected in Texas. There will be no nullification of the jury’s acquittal.


31 posted on 06/16/2012 5:50:32 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Gargantua
The prosecutor deserves a beatdown too.
32 posted on 06/16/2012 6:04:08 AM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: Zakeet

Rot in hell, Flores!


33 posted on 06/16/2012 6:27:07 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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The child molester can be assumed to have been resisting detention by force. No jury would convict the dad. No Grand Jury would indict. Only danger would be if the corrupt, racist Holder Justice Department were to decide that the pervert’s “civil rights” had been violated. A persecution could be another tool for the Obamanunists to court the precious “Latino vote.”
34 posted on 06/16/2012 6:33:18 AM PDT by Godwin1
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To: Havisham
Wow, that was a very insightful observation. What we are seeing is not so much a race issue, but a morality issue. It reflects the moral decay that is visible from the top down.

I know many conservative folks (Latino, black, Asian, etc.) who are really afraid of the younger "thug" generation, not only because they could be victims as well but that they might be lumped into the "all (fill in the blanks) are rioting, looting, and robbing" category. Right now, the black youth issue is coming to the top. However, there are Latino, white, and asian gangs as well that are doing their stuff as well. They're only a bit wiser to keep a lower profile (right now).

Same with your observation. You have a lower stratification of the population that are morally bankrupt and have no compulsion about doing stuff that most of us cannot fathom. Theft, robbery, drug use/dealing, pimping/prostitution, rioting, and murder is not only acceptable, it's promoted by the very culture!

The socialist/communists have negated God, but expect people to obey the laws they pass like they are the gods. Trouble is, their example is far from godly, and when everyone is "special", then no one is. Do as I say, and not as I do no longer flies (ask zero).

We're nose-diving into a mountain, and the majority is about fed up with this mess. I have daughters. Had this happen to one of them, I would not feel remorse at this outcome. I applaud the father for doing his duty, and he should be framed as a hero, 'nuf said...

35 posted on 06/16/2012 6:38:21 AM PDT by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: Zakeet
FTA:

"The release stated that all of the physical evidence and witness statements in the case corroborated the father's statement."

OOPS!! Just like the Zimmerman case. Looks like Holder's gong to be prosecuting the dad for a "hate crime," and I just wish I were being sarcastic.

36 posted on 06/16/2012 6:49:34 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: yldstrk

Just ask yourself what he’s have don to the little girl after he’d kidnapped her and raped her. A few weeks from now, if her dad hadn’t acted promptly, as he did, her dead body would have been found in some culvert and the perp would be safely in Mexico. Kudos to the sheriff.


37 posted on 06/16/2012 6:53:00 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

“I must disagree. At the point where the pulled the subject off his daughter, he had no way of knowing what the subject would do from that point forward; whether the subject would run, or whether the subject might overpower him and continue the assault on his child. I put this in the same class as the cop who shot the face-eating monster in Florida, rather than baton, tase or physically confront someone whom he reasonably believed could not have been controlled and the assault ended with less than that level of force.”

You have to remember that this is Texas. It doesn’t matter what the law says, this is regarded as justifiable.

Jury foreman presents the findings of the jury:

“Guilty? No F***in’ way.!”


38 posted on 06/16/2012 6:54:21 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: Gargantua

“[E]xcept that only an idiot prosecutor would ever bring such a case before a jury. Or a judge.”

Or Eric Holder.


39 posted on 06/16/2012 6:56:14 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: Zakeet
Clear points, all 8 of them. I feel very sorry for this father, who obviously didn't intend to kill him and normally several blows wouldn't necessarily do that. This will never reach a grand jury. I love Texas and its straight-thinking citizens.

Save all the hubbub for those who deserve it.

40 posted on 06/16/2012 6:59:46 AM PDT by NTegraT (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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