Ryan Glasspiegel
Tuesday January 7th, 2014

joseph torrez

This is the second time in just under a month that we are hearing about folks who violated the "Don't perpetrate a crime against a professional fighter" rule of common sense.

December's story brought us a man who found himself on the receiving end of a chokehold when he picked the wrong indie record store to rob. Now comes news of a four-man New Year's Day invasion of MMA fighter Joe Torrez's New Mexico home, in which one of the attackers was stabbed to death.

Via NY Daily News:

Joseph Torrez, 27, repelled a home invasion, killing one man, injuring another so badly he left in an ambulance and persuading two others to run in fear, authorities said.

Torrez and the men clashed on New Year’s Day at his home outside of Las Cruces, reportedly part of an ongoing feud.

One of the attackers, 22-year-old Leonard Calvillo, called ahead to threaten Torrez, the Las Cruces Sun-News reported, citing court documents.

The one injured man has since been released from the hospital, and Torrez is preparing his legal defense. [NY Daily News and Las Cruces Sun-News via Next Impulse Sports]

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