Police have arrested a Bronx, New York, teen and charged him with manslaughter after he allegedly choked his mother’s abusive ex-boyfriend to death, as reported by New York Post.
Investigators say that Luis Moux, 18, (pictured) awoke to find Stanley Washington, 43, on top of his mother, Lorena Sesma, 37 (pictured). Sources told WCBS that the teen stepped in, pulling the man off of his mother and choked him until he passed out.
Semsa, who briefly lost consciousness during the ordeal, called 911. Washington was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy performed on Tuesday will determine the man’s cause of death.
Authorities note that Washington came to the Bronx apartment at 4:30 a.m. on Monday to speak with Semsa. Sources say an argument ensued, which escalated into Washington following Semsa and repeatedly punching her in the head.
The 220-pound offensive lineman explained to police how he held the fatal chokehold for two minutes until Washington “fell asleep.” Officers noted bite marks on the teen’s forearms and knees, according to the New York Daily News.
“He’s a school kid, a good student not involved with drugs or hanging out with bad people,” a neighbor told the local paper.
Sources also revealed that Washington had been arrested 33 times for crimes including assault, criminal possession of a weapon, menacing, criminal trespass, and the possession and sale of marijuana.
People close to the situation told WPIX that two of Washington’s prior domestic violence arrests involved Semsa. Relatives said Semsa was granted a restraining order against Washington. However, it’s unclear when it was served.
“That man [Washington] used to beat her constantly,” the teen’s aunt, Angela Carrasquillo said on Tuesday evening. “She always had bruises on her face. He even assaulted my mother before. He punched my mother in the back of the head.”
Moux was arrested Monday. He was released Tuesday night, hours after a judge set bail at $25,000.
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