NEW YORK — A young man came to his mother’s defense, choking to death her ex-boyfriend after he began beating her in their apartment early Monday, according to police.
Luis Moux, 18, of the Bronx, was in his bedroom when he heard his mother, Lorena Sesma, arguing with her 43-year-old ex-boyfriend, Stanley Washington, at around 4:30 a.m.
He then walked out to find Washington beating his mother in the hallway of their apartment.
Moux, a 220-pound offensive lineman on his high school football team, pulled the man off his 37-year-old mother and tightened his arms around Washington’s neck.
It is not known if Washington was strangled while the teen was pulling him off his mother or after.
Sesma went unconscious for a few minutes, sources said, and awoke to the image of her son standing over her ex. Reportedly, Moux and the ex are the same size.
The teen was arrested and faces a manslaughter charge as cops contemplate whether the attack was self-defense.
A police source said, “It’s not crystal clear, it’s not cut and dry. There was a battle going on, back and forth. It could be self-defense, but that hasn’t been decided yet.”
A friend of the young man’s said Sesma and Washington fought regularly. Washington has been arrested at least 26 times before, including two times for domestic violence against Sesma.
Moux is a student at Grand Street Campus High School, a charter school in the neighborhood of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Neighbors say he’s a good kid who doesn’t do drugs or hang out with bad people.
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