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MMA Fighter Joe Torrez

JUSTIFIED

In Killing Home Intruder

7/24/2014 1:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The MMA fighter who KILLED a home invader and hospitalized another during a violent break-in on New Year's Day has been cleared of wrongdoing ... officials tell TMZ Sports

As we previously reported, Joe Torrez used his MMA skills (and a knife) to fight off 4 men who tried to break into his New Mexico home and attack Joe and his family in the early hours of Jan. 1st. 

One of the intruders died in the street after suffering stab wounds to his abdomen and blunt force trauma to the head. Another man was hospitalized with severe facial injuries. 

An investigation was conducted after the incident ... and now the Dona Ana County District Attorney's Office tells us Torrez will not be charged with a crime. 

Essentially, officials felt his actions were justified under the circumstances. 

Joe's attorney tells us, "Joe is extremely ecstatic, and more importantly, he’s thankful for all the support that people have shown him."

We're told Joe -- who's 1-5 in his MMA career -- has resumed his MMA training and is looking forward to scheduling his next fight. 

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13 COMMENTS

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1.

FREEDOM    

TOTALLY JUSTIFIED...

55 days ago
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FREEDOM    

IT IS HIS RIGHT TO PROTECT HIMSELF....

55 days ago
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FREEDOM    

THANKFULLY HE AND HIS FAMILY DIDN'T FALL VICTIMS TO THESE THUGS....

55 days ago
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FREEDOM    

THAT TAPE WAS HORRIFYING...

55 days ago
5.

salbeans    

I think he did an over kill. That's awful. Hope Joe enjoys hell.

54 days ago
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salbeans    

If someone was breaking in to my house I wouldn't sound like that, I would be more ecstatic and would sound terrified. I wouldnt sound like its not a big deal.

54 days ago
7.

bobby bones    

congrats, joe.....anyone would have done the same thing...errrr. except maybe some weak ass liberal loser........you're the man.....kick some azz in the ring now.!!!

53 days ago
8.

lourdgoogoo    

Too bad 3 survived.

53 days ago
9.

Sylenu    

These guys turned up in loaded cars. Smashed all their windows and stormed in. The police took in excess of 10 minutes to respond to an extremely serious incident verging on a riot. The parents had children in the home. What were they supposed to do? Lie down and get beaten to death by this mob of randoms while the cops eat donuts?

52 days ago
10.

ryn    

Good for him....In them days of old this is how it was done 4 may enter 1 may leave

52 days ago
11.

Casey    

Break into my house,you better get right with GOD because I am fixing to arrange the meeting!

52 days ago
12.

twhiting9275    

you break into someone's house, you run the risk of something like this

51 days ago

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