After writing about a woman who was killed by her ex-boyfriend when the state of New Jersey took too long to allow her to purchase a gun, we are glad that at least in this case the ex-girlfriend had someone in the house that had a gun.
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An angry ex-boyfriend drove 50 miles with 2 friends to attack his former girlfriend and her new boyfriend in Caseyville, Illinois.
The group attacked the ex-girlfriend as she was leaving her new boyfriend’s home. Christopher Crim, 24, of Festus, Missouri, John Fox, 25, and Anthony Pentecost, 22, showed up at the home of Crim’s ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend, Dustin Prestito.
The attack took place just before 2am and the three men bashed in the hood of the woman’s car, broke in her windshield, and punched the woman in the face, leaving visible injuries.
After attacking the woman the men approached the house and broke down the front door to go after the new boyfriend. Apparently the boyfriend, Prestito, was still asleep, but quickly woke up when the door was kicked in. Prestito’s brother and girlfriend were also in the house and the brother quickly grabbed his gun.
The brother confronted the intruders and fired a warning shot. This caused the confrontation to move outside onto the front lawn. Fox and Pentecost returned to the vehicle to leave, but Crim — the ex-boyfriend– returned from the vehicle with a blunt object that he began swinging around while threatening to beat Prestito and his brother to death.
As he came closer, Prestito’s brother shot Crim. Crim was taken to the hospital where he later died.
According to Fox2now.com,
Fox and Pentecost have been charged with home invasion and mob action, both felonies. Pentecost has also been charged with misdemeanor battery for striking the woman. Bail for both was set at $60,000.
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