Authorities in Shiner say a Texas father who beat to death a man who tried molesting his 5-year-old daughter will not be charged.

Officials said the Lavaca County grand jury met Tuesday and declined to return an indictment against the father in the death of 47-year-old Jesus Mora Flores.

The attack happened on the family’s ranch between the farming towns of Shiner and Yoakum. Investigators said the 23-year-old father ran toward his daughter’s screams, pulled Flores off his child and beat him with his hands.

Authorities say forensic evidence and witness accounts corroborated the father’s story that his daughter was being sexually molested.


Shooting in Wood County Leaves One Person Dead

The Wood County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call around 10:00 p.m. Tuesday to a house located at 420 County Rd. 2375 Alba, Texas in reference to shots fired.

Upon arrival deputies found a white male had been shot once in the chest . The victim was identified as 37-year-old Scott Reed .

After being stabilized Reed was transported to East Texas Medical Center in Quitman were he was later pronounced deceased. An Autopsy was order by Judge Tomerlin and Reed’s body was sent to South West forensic institute in Dallas.

At this time the investigation is still on going.