(NY POST) – Five-time Olympic volleyball star Danielle Scott was stabbed multiple times trying to protect her sister Stefanie Vallery from her estranged husband Michael Vallery on Sunday night.
Stefanie, 51, did not survive the attack and police are now searching for Michael, 49.
Michael and Stefanie were separated but hadn’t finalized their divorce when he showed up at her home in Baton Rouge, La. Scott was at the home when an argument sparked between the couple.
Things apparently got so out of hand that a friend called Stefanie’s daughter, who is also named Danielle Scott, and she subsequently drove to her mother’s home.
“He was in a rage. … Things escalated a little more. He left out the house and then (about three minutes later) came back through a window,” Stefanie’s daughter told The Baton Rouge Advocate. “He started stabbing her and we were pulling him off of her and fighting for the knife.
“We were trying to put pressure on the wounds, but she had already passed. Then he kicked down the door and came back again. I turned to him and said: ‘You killed my momma.’ He just didn’t care — he ran up and stabbed (her) some more and ran out.”
First responders declared Stefanie dead at the scene while the two-time silver medalist was hospitalized in stable condition. She required surgery and a GoFundMe page has been set up to help pay for her medical bills.
USA Volleyball confirmed on Wednesday that Scott was a victim in the attack.