The mother and sister of a woman who was attacked by an ex-boyfriend who broke into her home are not expected to face any charges for killing him as they defended the victim.
According to Fox 11 Los Angeles, the suspect, identified as Justin Gloss, allegedly broke through a front window of his estranged girlfriend’s home in South Pasadena, California, around 10 p.m. on Saturday. Gloss, who is in his forties, allegedly chocked and beat the woman before her mother and sister came to her defense. When police arrived to the home, they found the suspect had been beaten with a golf club and stabbed. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Responding officers reportedly heard women screaming as they approached the home on Five Oaks Drive.
“They tried to pull him off, and it didn’t work; he was too strong,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Barry Hall told the Los Angeles Times. “So they had to resort to using weapons.”
The victim, who has not been identified, was taken to the hospital with facial injuries, and has since been released. It is not clear from the report if the other women in the home were injured.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau is joining the South Pasadena Police in the ongoing investigation, Fox 11 Los Angeles report. Hall told the Los Angeles Times that the mother and sister of the victim are not expected to face any charges, as “[t]hey were well within their right to act in defense of their sister and daughter,” he said.
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