During a social gathering in Texas on Saturday, a four-year-old girl went inside the family’s home while other members of the family stayed inside to tend to the horses, according to The Huffington Post.
The father entered the house and discovered his 47-year-old acquaintance trying to molest his innocent daughter, according to Lavaca County Sheriff, Micah Harmon.
The father reportedly punched the man in the head until he died.
The sheriff’s office will be deferring the case to a grand jury to decide if charges will be brought against the father.
The father was remorseful to the death of the man; he was unaware that the injuries he inflicted would result in death.
The father and daughter were not named to protect the identity of the young girl.
Harmon reported that the little girl is “ok besides the obvious mental trauma.”
The acquaintance was not named pending the announcement of death to his family.