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“You can kill me, just don’t kill my sister,” Sisters barely escape brutal attack by intruder

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DAVIS COUNTY, Utah - Two sisters are trying to recover following a violent encounter with a burglar inside their home.

Bre Lasley remembers that it all started when she heard a noise at her bedroom window.

"He whispered and said, 'I'm going to kill you," Lasley told KSTU. "I heard a voice and he just said, 'Hey girl, I'm coming in your room."

Lasley says she tried to grab her phone to call for help, but the intruder was faster.

"He put his left arm over my mouth and started punching me in the stomach and he said, 'You cooperate with me or I'm going downstairs to get your little sister," Lasley said.

Bre says she was trying to scream when Kayli Lasley heard the struggle.

Kayli says the intruder kicked her down the stairs and her head crashed through the wall.

Bre Lasley says when he tried to push her down the stairs, she took him with her.

At that point, he began targeting Kayli.

"I could see him strangling her up against the wall and that's when I knew I had to act," Bre said.

Bre tackled the intruder, which gave her sister enough time to run to get help.

"As I'm running up the stairs, I hear her saying, 'He's stabbing me, he's stabbing me," Kayli said.

Bre was stabbed several times in the stomach and leg when she heard someone coming down the stairs.

"At first, I thought it was his friend and he might have killed Kayli, and I was so scared. I said, 'You can kill me just please don't kill my sister," Bre said.

However, it wasn't the intruder's friend.

It was an officer who was investigating a break-in just a few homes away.

The officer warned the suspect, who has been identified as 48-year-old Robert Berger, to drop the knife.

"I felt the suspect tighten as if he's going to cut me and that's when the officer took his life and saved mine," Bre said.

Authorities say Berger attempted to break into another home just a few doors down from the Lasleys, but was forced out by the family, who called police.