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MMA Fighter Joe Torrez

FIGHTS OFF 4 HOME INVADERS

Kills One, Hospitalizes Another

1/6/2014 3:13 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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An MMA fighter from New Mexico is being hailed as a hero after fighting off 4 men who tried to break into his home ... killing one of the bad guys in the process.

According to police, the 4 men went looking for 27-year-old lightweight Joe Torrez on New Year's Day after an altercation on New Year's Eve.

When the men arrived to Joe's home, Torrez was inside with his fiancee, son and his fiancee’s sister.

According to cops, the guys tried to force their way inside the home ... so Torrez unleashed the fury.

Cops say ... someone in the house called 911 and when authorities arrived, they found one of the men suffering from multiple stab wounds to the torso and blunt force trauma to the head. The man died at the scene.

Another one of the bad guys was transported to a nearby hospital with "severe facial injuries."

The other 2 men arrested a short time later and all 3 survivors are facing a whole bunch of charges including aggravated burglary, conspiracy to commit aggravated battery and criminal damage to property.

FYI -- Torrez is a 155-pound lightweight fighter with a record of one win and five losses.

Officials say he could face criminal charges in the death of one of the invaders ... but so far, that has not happened.

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61.

Wild Bill    

Good guys one, bad guys zero!

257 days ago
62.

sunnyOne    

Suprise! I bet they didn't see that one coming.

257 days ago
63.

MMango    

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257 days ago
64.

MMango    

Some people are just so lucky. They can do whatever they want with no consequences.
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257 days ago
65.

Deliyght    

WTF is wrong with you people? NO WHERE in the article does it say they were unarmed! CAN YOU READ? These men came to HIS home trying to force their way in. ANY DUMMY would protect his home. Good thing you don't live in my city. WE wait for IDIOTS like that to MAKE OUR DAY! Ya'll Shun really special. SO when you have 4 dudes breaking down your door I guess your going to, what? Ask them in for tea? So pathetic. Shut the **** up about this man getting away with defending his home. How many serial killers have people like you kept out of jail? You ALL wouldn't make it in COLORADO. Period.

257 days ago
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chris matthews    

We actually interviewed the attorney for Joe Torrez. The link is below.

http://bit.ly/1bRGNTw

257 days ago
67.

coyote755    

The men where not unarmed. And all he was doing was protecting his family. Hell if it where me I would of killed all of those *******s. It is for these reasons that I have a fully loaded gun in every room of my house.

255 days ago
68.

rlemons    

I hope no charges are filed against! How are you gonna charge someone when they were fighting to save himself and others in that house.

251 days ago
69.

car5992    

Charges? That is BS...that man should have kept his tail out of where it shouldn't have been along with all the others. Good for u Joe Torrez

251 days ago
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