- Associated Press - Sunday, November 29, 2020

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - A man beating and choking his estranged girlfriend in a Southern California home was killed by the woman’s mother and sister Saturday as they tried to rescue her, authorities said.

The man, whose name was not immediately released, was pronounced dead at the South Pasadena home, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.

The woman’s mother and sister are not expected to face charges, Sheriff’s Lt. Barry Hall told the Los Angeles Times. They had beaten the man with a golf club and stabbed him with a kitchen knife.

“They were well within their right to act in defense of their sister and daughter,” Hall told the newspaper.

The woman was treated for facial injuries and has been released from the hospital, authorities said.

Hall told The Times that the man had thrown a large concrete paver through the home’s window to get inside. South Pasadena police officers, responding to a report of domestic violence, arrived to find the broken window and heard women screaming inside.

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