A man who broke into his ex-girlfriend’s California home and attacked her was killed by the woman’s mother and sister — who used golf clubs and a kitchen knife to defend her, police said.
The man, identified as 40-year-old Justin Goss, hurled a large concrete paver through the front window of the South Pasadena home on Saturday and stepped inside, The Los Angeles Times reported.
He then began choking and punching his ex in the face, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
That’s when the 37-year-old woman’s mom and adult sister jumped into action, stabbing Goss with the knife and beating him with the golf clubs.
“They tried to pull him off, and it didn’t work; he was too strong. So they had to resort to using weapons,” Lt. Barry Hall told the Times.
South Pasadena police officers found the home’s front window shattered and heard the woman’s screams coming from inside when they responded to a domestic violence call shortly before 10 a.m., authorities said.
Goss was pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim was taken to a hospital to be treated for injuries to her face and released.
Her mom and sister won’t be facing charges as “they were well within their right to act in defense of their sister and daughter,” Hall said.