Mixed martial artist Joseph Torrez proved his strength by taking on four gang members who broke into his New Mexico house and ending the life of one of them.
Now, prosecutors are saying that he’s proved his innocence as well. They’re declining to charge him for the death of the criminal he killed.
The Las Cruces District Attorney’s office announced that their investigation found Torrez was within his rights to kill 25-year-old Sal Garces on New Year’s Day of 2014.
They also said that additional evidence from the Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office served to help exonerate Torrez in the matter.
The incident took place at 2 a.m. on Jan. 1, when four known gang members broke into the MMA star’s home in Las Cruces, N.M.
The four men were identified as Sal Garces, 25, Raymond Garces, 19, Nathan Avalos, 20, and Leonard Calvillo, 22. One of them was armed with what witnesses described as a “crude shank” and another grabbed a knife upon entering the home.
However, that wasn’t nearly enough to stop Torrez, who was able to fight all of them off. Garces died of his injuries, while Calvillo was hospitalized with serious facial injuries.
“He was fighting for his life,” said C.J. McElhinney, Torrez’s attorney.
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