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Charges Dropped Against Teen Who Strangled Mom's Abusive Boyfriend: Lawyers

By Trevor Kapp | September 26, 2017 9:28am
 High school student Luis Moux, who killed his mother's boyfriend, acted in self defense, a Bronx grand jury decided.
High school student Luis Moux, who killed his mother's boyfriend, acted in self defense, a Bronx grand jury decided.
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THE BRONX — A grand jury has chosen not to indict the high school football player charged with choking his mom’s abusive boyfriend to death.

Luis Moux, 18, was asleep when his mother, Lorena Sesema, and her boyfriend, Stanley Washington, began fighting in the family's University Avenue apartment near West 183rd Street on Aug. 14 around 4:30 a.m., according to police and relatives.

Moux, a student at Grand Street Campus High School in Williamsburg, stepped in and choked Washington, who later died at North Central Bronx Hospital, police said. 

He was charged with manslaughter and ordered held on $50,000 bail.

But Moux’s lawyer, Walter Fields, maintained throughout that his client wasn’t the aggressor.

"He was a victim," Fields told DNAinfo. "He's a good young man who did what any other young man would've did. I think he saved his mother's life." 

Fields added that his client just wants to put the episode behind him. 

"What Luis really wants with his life is to move forward," he said. "He's extremely happy with the result."

Washington had 27 prior arrests, including three domestic charges against him.