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UPDATE: Woman fought off home invader, Invader now dead

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St. Joseph County Metro Homicide has reported the man who broke into a house, and was stabbed by the owner, is now dead.

Friday morning, police say 35-year-old Mario Kinds walked past a house in the 600 block of Portage Avenue. He was invited in by the owner, where police say they partook in illegal drug activity. Police say the woman told Kinds to leave, where upon leaving, he forced his way back inside.

Police say the woman was sexually assaulted but managed to fight off Kinds by stabbing him in the chest. He was taken to a local hospital where he was taken off life support today. The woman was released without being charged with any crime in this case.


Police say a woman in the home managed to fight off her attacker, stabbing him in the chest.  The woman ran across the street and got help from a neighbor. 

"I got her into the house and she just continued screaming, 'he's going to kill me, he's going to kill me, he's going to kill me,'" said Cheryl Dorman who was at the house across the street.  Dorman says the women had blood all over her and she brought her into her house and called 911.

Dorman also saw a man, "We got her into the house with him in pursuit and he got [close to the house], and then he kind of made his turn to go north on Portage," says Dorman.

The woman sustained some injuries in the attack.  According to police, the suspect is in surgery, having suffered life-threatening injuries.

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