The mother and sister of a woman came to her rescue after her estranged boyfriend broke into their Los Angeles County home and began strangling her.
On Saturday, the South Pasadena Police Department went to the 500 block of Five Oaks Drive after receiving a domestic violence call. When they arrived, they found a window that had been shattered at the home, and inside laid a white male in his 40s who had been stabbed and beaten.
Before his death, the man, who was identified as Justin Goss, broke into the residence and attacked a woman who authorities found out was his “estranged girlfriend,” according to a press release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. When he saw the victim, he began beating and choking her. Not long after, her mother and sister came to her aid. The mother and sister then started beating him with a golf club and stabbing him.
The victim was taken to the hospital for facial injuries.
Fox News reports that the other two women were not charged because they were “well within their right to act in defense of their sister and daughter,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Barry Hall said, according to the Los Angeles Times. “They tried to pull him off, and it didn’t work; he was too strong. So they had to resort to using weapons.”