Armchair Ethicists JUDGE Texas Man Who Beat Daughter’s ‘Molester’ to Death

Dad Accused of Beating Daughter's 'Molester' to Death Is No Hero | The Stir.

A Shiner, Texas father is the talk of the country for beating to death a man who was sexually assaulting his four year old daughter.

At the Stir, they’re generating hits by discussing what this man should have done, after the fact.

Given the available information, Pharmer would judge the father as neither a hero nor criminal. Paternal instincts took over, and he beat the man whom he observed assaulting his daughter. The ‘pedophile’ died of his injuries.
The Dad has to live with having seen a horrible thing done to his daughter, and with taking the ‘molester’s’ life during the act of stopping the assault.
(Incidentally, if this man had shot the molester once with a gun and killed him, there would not be the endless discussion of how many times he should have been allowed to hit the perp.)
Fortunately Texas law is reasonable with respect to self defense, and is not likely to add further misery to this family’s life.

Updates: The girl’s age has been corrected to five years. More details on the incident are HERE. Further evidence affirms that the girl was being raped.

News that the father will not be tried for murder is HERE, and remarkably the media is restraining itself from identifying the father and daughter in the case, or trying to turn it into a race war.

What about Pro Choice?

Teen Spared For Two More Weeks From Parents Forcing Abortion |

Kristen Hawkens of Students for Life has searched the abortion supporting blogosphere for commentary on the 14 year old TX girl whose family is trying to force her to abort.

A Judge has given the girl  a two week reprieve from having her parents drag her into a a clinic to kill her unborn baby, while it decides whether or not the execution should occur.

So far, there is little to no support for the CHOICE of the girl not to abort.  This is as expected, as we knew  that the pro-choice euphemism was a lie.   “Choice” = abortion.

Also disturbing is the fact that the judge only granted a two-week injunction, in December, stopping the family from forcing the abortion.

In January the judge extended the reprieve to the 19th, and appointed a guardian to protect the girl, who has accused a cousin of assaulting her in order to coerce the abortion.  She is represented by attorneys with the Texas center for Defense of Life.

The most comprehensive article on this ongoing case, listing the names of some family members and the names of intervening judicial officials, is found at The Daily Mail.   This news source states that Judge Missy Medary appointed a guardian for the girl, and passed two injuctions.   The girl, now 10 weeks along is apparently living with the relatives  of her boyfriend who  ‘will back any decision she makes’.

Ms. Carmen Pantoja, the grandmother of the girl, claimed that no one was forcing an abortion, but that she had suggested it.  She  has since  told ABC news that the girl is “going to have her baby”

Santa Claus Killing: The Motive Is No Longer Important

“Motive is not really the primary point right now,” Dearing said. “It’s more along the lines of what happened, how it transpired and making sure that who we believe to be the shooter is the shooter. Motive is what comes afterward for us if we can get it.”

Why is the motive for so many other crimes considered  so important that it increases the penalty?

What diminishes the media curiosity about the motives for the complete erasure of two families in Grapevine, TX? Even though the shooter, Aziz Yasdanpanah,  also killed himself in this case,  the search for the reasons seems  remarkably muted in media accounts.

Is it easier for this killing to be superficially attached to Christmas holiday stress, rather than problems in a Iranian  family’s dynamics?

See “Puzzling” text from Yasdanpanah.