Home Invasion Suspect Stabbed To Death By Homeowner Woman Tried To Fight Off Intruder With Baseball Bat POSTED: 8:30 am MDT October 4, 2005 UPDATED: 10:52 am MDT October 4, 2005 BOULDER, Colo. -- The Boulder County Sheriff's Office is investigating a case where a couple tried to fight off an apparent home invasion suspect and eventually killed him. The man's body was found on the front steps of a home, located on the 100 block of Poorman Road, off Sunshine Canyon, about three miles west of Boulder. Deputies say the masked man rang the doorbell of the couple's home just before 10:30 p.m. Monday. When 59-year-old Becci Starr answered the door, the suspect tried to force his way into the home with a fake handgun, she said. Starr screamed and tried to fight him off with a baseball bat, she said. The intruder then dropped the toy gun and took out a knife from his pocket and tried to attack her again, she said. Starr's husband, 56-year-old Scott Mattes, heard her screams and ran to her side. Mattes tackled the masked man outside the front door and struggled with the man for a few minutes. Mattes eventually wrested the knife from the intruder and stabbed him with it as Starr took the bat and struck the man again, the couple said. Mattes tried to resuscitate the suspect after he was no longer deemed a threat, but he died at the scene, said Sheriff's Lt. Phil West. Mattes suffered minor injuries and was taken to Boulder Community Hospital where he was treated and released. The suspect is said to be a white male in his 20s or 30s. He has not been identified. An autopsy is planned for later Tuesday. No charges are expected to be filed against the couple, since their actions fall under Colorado's "Make My Day" law. The state law, passed in 1985, allows homeowners to use deadly force to defend themselves, their family or their property "when another person has made an unlawful entry into the dwelling" and when they feel that the intruder "might use any physical force." In Boulder no less!!!!