06-12-2012, 09:18 AM
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| | Re: Can't say I blame him... Texas dad kills child's molester
Originally Posted by Browncoat
If he hit him a couple of times and it happened to kill him that would be one thing. From the description, sounds like he hit him again and again for a good long while.
That to me sounds like he has an inability to control his rage once it kicks in (trust me I totally sympathize given the circumstances). I just think he needs to talk it over a bit with a professional, to make sure there isn't a larger issue or some unresolved rage left in him that he'll take out on someone else for a far smaller offense.
It wouldn't have to be a big deal, just make sure he talked to a professional at least a few times to evaluate him. To make sure his anger is good and assuaged.
I've heard different stories; this article states that the perp was hit "repeatedly", a TV report stated that he wasonly hit once. But I'm not sure it matters from a criminal justice standpoint, at least here.
As Otter alludes to, the dad could have legally used deadly force to protect his BBQ pit on his property, let alone his daughter.