On Monday, Luis Moux, an 18-year-old high school football player in the Bronx, will not face manslaughter charges. A Bronx grand jury declined to indict the teen after allegedly choking his mother’s ex-boyfriend to death, court officials stated.
Per Daily News, In August, Moux told police that he “held Stanley Washington, 43, in the chokehold for two minutes until he fell asleep.” According to the report, Moux was in his bedroom at 4:30 a.m. when his mom, Lorena Sesma, 37, began arguing with Washington in the hallway of her University Heights apartment.”
Washington allegedly was beating Sesma. Moux heard what was happening and rushed out of his bedroom. He allegedly pulled Washington off his mother, as reported by the police. Moux then allegedly choked the man to death.
“Police sources said the mother, who briefly passed out, woke up to the sight of her son standing over her ex-boyfriend,” according to Aliza Chasan.
The news that the grand jury declined to indict the teen came with a sigh of relief. Moux had a great deal of support from his mother, friends, relatives, and teammates. A change.org petition received over 23,000 signatures.
“That’s good news,” his aunt, Angelica Carrasquillo stated. “He was only protecting his mother. He’s doing good. He’s going to school.” Moux is a 220-pound lineman on his high school football team, hopefully, will continue to play. Moux attends a charter school in Williamsburg; Grand Street Campus High School.
Luis Moux’s attorney, Walter Fields released a statement to the newspaper. “It was clear that Luis didn’t do anything wrong. He testified in the grand jury and his story didn’t change a bit.” Fields added, “He’s going to move on with his life. When you are an innocent man, you just want to move on with your life.”