A female escort used self defense to murder a man that authorities now believe was a serial killer.
After Neal Falls, 45, answered an ad for an escort, he showed up to a Charleston, West Virginia, home to meet the woman, who wants only to be known as “Heather.”
But he wasn’t just there for sex. When she answered the door, he pulled out a gun and began threatening her.
According to the Telegraph, when Heather opened her front door to Neal he placed the gun to her and asked the question “live or die?” Suddenly the man began choking Heather, that’s when she grabbed her rake.
“When he strangled me, I grabbed my rake, and when he laid the gun down to get the rake out of my hands, I shot him, I grabbed the gun and shot behind me,” Heather said.
When his vehicle was searched, they found multiple pairs of handcuffs, axes, bleach, machete, and a bullet-proof vest.
Investigators now believe he may be connected to murders in three states, where escorts have gone missing or found dead.
Officials are not charging the escort for the murder as she was seen as a victim using self-defense.