It was her job to protect him, but he ended up protecting her.
Now 18-year-old high school football player Luis Moux has been charged with manslaughter in the choking death of his mom’s boyfriend.
The student leapt to his mom’s defense after Stanley Washington was allegedly attacking his 37-year-old mother Lorena Sesma.
Washington, 43, had an extensive criminal record.
He had been arrested 33 times with his rap sheet ranging from assault to criminal possession of a weapon. He also had arrests for criminal trespass and possession and sale of marijuana, sources say.
The incident happened this past Monday at around 4:30 a.m when Luis was in his bedroom.
His mother Lorena began arguing with the deceased Washington in the hallway of her University Heights apartment.
When Lorena went back into her apartment, Washington followed and allegedly punched her repeatedly in the head.
Luis, a 220-pound offensive lineman on his high school football team, pulled him off hs mother. As the two were struggling, the teen wrapped his arm around Washington’s neck.
Luis told police that he held Washington in a choke hold for two minutes until he “fell asleep.” Luis reportedly had bite marks on his forearm and knee.
A source said Monday that Washington was involved in two confrontations at the University Ave. building where police were called.
An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday to find out the official cause of Washington’s death.