MONTANA CODES ANNOTATED states:
Use of Lethal Force
45-3-102. Use of force in defense of person. A person is justified in the use of force or threat to use force against another when and to the extent that he reasonably believes that such conduct is necessary to defend himself or another against such other's imminent use of unlawful force. However, he is justified in the use of force likely to cause death or serious bodily harm only if he reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or serious bodily harm to himself or another or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony.
Had Tripp been legally stopped from raping this poor woman (and I do believe this sick power Tripp - pun intended - was engaged in RAPE), there would have been only one story told; the truth.