A high school teenager who was accused of strangling his mother’s abusive ex-boyfriend will not face charges.
As the Huffington Post shares, 18-year-old Luis Moux of New York City stepped in to stop the ex-boyfriend from beating his mother.
Forty-three-year-old Stanley Washington was killed on August 14. On Monday, a grand jury declined to indict the high school football player for manslaughter. Moux told authorities, per the NY Daily News, that he put Washington in the fatal chokehold for two minutes until he “fell asleep.” He said he woke up to find his mom, 37-year-old Lorena Sesma (pictured below with her son), being beaten by the man following a 4:30 am argument in the hallway of her apartment.
Sources tell the Daily News that Washington had been arrested 33 times for an array of charges, ranging from assault to criminal possession of a weapon, menacing, criminal trespass and possession and sale of marijuana.
His family disagrees with the reputation of Washington as it relates to Moux and his mother. “The mother is painting Stan out to be an animal, but that’s not the case,” a close friend shared when he died. “He took care of that kid while his own father was locked up.”
Moux is an offensive lineman at Grand Street Campus High School, a charter school in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
More than 20 people, including his friends, principal, coach and teammates carrying jerseys, were there to support the teen when he was arraigned on August 15.
Moux's attorney is happy with the outcome of the grand jury. “It was clear that Luis didn’t do anything wrong. He testified in the grand jury and his story didn’t change a bit,” shared Moux’s attorney, Walter Field.
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