Just before 10 am Saturday morning, a white man in his 40s entered the home of his estranged girlfriend on the 500 block of Five Oaks Dr. in South Pasadena by throwing a paving stone through a huge stained glass window, police said.
There he attacked his victim by choking and punching her. Fearing she would be killed, the victim’s mother and sister came to her rescue, beating the man with a golf club and stabbing him to death.
Police responding to a call of domestic violence in progress heard the women screaming, said Sheriff Department Lt. Barry Hall. They made entry through the broken window and discovered the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
“The struggle was going on by the time the police arrived,” Hall said.
Hall would not provide the name of the man killed pending notification of next of kin. He said police have not yet determined where he was from.
The victim, in her 30s, was taken to the hospital, treated, and released. Hall said one of the other women at the scene was nicked by the golf club but declined treatment. All three of the women live at the home, which is on a private street a block north of Highway 110 in South Pasadena near the Arroyo recreation area.
Hall said the identity of the attacker may be released by Sunday, no updates have been given as of Thursday.