"He just got to attacking everybody, punching everybody," Kim Caffey said, recalling Darrell Winfrey's actions early Thursday morning.
After dating eight years, Kim Caffey thought she knew Darrell Winfrey. But she says he appeared different Thursday morning.
"He was looking like a monster, like he was in kill-mode," said Caffey.
Caffey says Winfrey grabbed her by the hair, dragged her outside in the yard and began beating her .
"You could tell he was intoxicated, and maybe even on some drugs," Caffey said.
Her children tried to rescue her.
"I kept telling everybody to go in the house but they wouldn't leave me out there with him," Caffey said.
After attacking one of her daughters, Caffey said her 15-year-old daughter came out with a knife, hoping to scare Winfrey away.
"All I saw was my daughter running and she stuck him in his back but I think at the same time she was sticking him he was coming up because from what I saw, she just barely tapped him," Caffey said.
LIttle Rock police say that tap eventually lead to Winfrey's death.
"I know it's going to bother her for the rest of her life," said Caffey.
"Are you thankful that your daughter was there?" I asked.
"Honestly, no. I'd rather probably gotten a broken arm or a beat up face before that happened to him. It sounds crazy because he's not a bad person. He has two personalities," said Caffey.
Caffey told us about previous episodes of domestic violence but she stuck by his side, feeling she served as his last hope.
"No matter how he treated me, I still was there for him because I knew he had a problem and I was the only one who cared," Caffey said.No charges have been filed in the incident which is still under investigation.