In a case that underscores the trauma of domestic violence, an 18-year-old New York City high school football player was not indicted for manslaughter in the death of his mother’s abusive ex-boyfriend, according to WPIX 11.
A grand jury on Monday refused to indict the teen, Luis Moux, who was charged with manslaughter in August, the report says. A Change.org petition that called for the charges to be dismissed garnered more than 152,700 signatures.
The incident in occurred about 4:30 a.m. August 14 when the teen reportedly found the ex-boyfriend, Stanley Washington, 43, beating his mother,Lorena Sesma, 37, inside their Bronx apartment, the report said.
Moux allegedly told police that he put Washington in a choke hold in an effort to protect his mother. Sesma, who passed out during Washington’s attack, reportedly woke up to find Luis standing over her ex, who showed up at the house about 4:30 a.m.
Washington had 26 prior arrests, the television news outlet reported, including two domestic violence charges involving Sesma.
“It was clear that Luis didn’t do anything wrong. He testified in the grand jury and his story didn’t change a bit,” Luis’s lawyer Walter Fields, the New York Daily News.
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