According to a report from CNN, a man from Shiner, Texas, walked into his home to discover a man allegedly molesting the homeowner's 4-year-old daughter. The father walked to the man, separated him from his daughter and then punched him several times in the head.

The blunt force from those punches caused the 47-year-old man from Gonzales, Texas, to die.

No names have been released with this case and the law enforcement officials in Lavaca County have indicated that they doubt any criminal charges would be filed in the case.

"You have a right to defend your daughter. He acted in defense of his third person. Once the investigation is completed we will submit it to the district attorney who then submits it to the grand jury, who will decide if they will indict him," Lavaca County Sheriff Micah Harmon told CNN.

The sheriff also told CNN the father was "very remorseful," and said he did not know the man was going to die.