A 17-year-old boy has confessed to
police that he and his teenage brother strangled a gay teacher after
he allegedly “got sexual” with him, reports The Associated
Matthew Cox was found dead inside his
Henderson, Nevada home on December 22 by a friend who had gone to
check on his pets while Cox was away visiting family in Hopkins,
Michigan for Christmas. His dead body lay motionless with a blanket
over his head on a couch.
Juan Aguirre has told police that he
and his 18-year-old brother, Jose Delatorre, strangled his music
teacher because he made him uncomfortable with sexual advances the
night he died.
On December 20, Cox, 32, picked up his
student Aguirre and brother at Basic High School and took them back
to his house. There they played video games.
Aguirre told investigators that Cox
“started to get sexual with him” while the pair were alone
upstairs. He said the advances made him uncomfortable.
27-year-old Jamie Quashnock, a friend
of Cox, told investigators that Aguirre recently told Cox he was gay.
And Cox confessed to his friend that if he weren't his teacher, he
would have pursued a relationship with the boy.
The brothers killed the music teacher
in his car, when he drove them home, strangling him for abut ten
minutes. Afterwards, they drove back to Cox's home and left his body
on the couch. The pair also stole valuable electronics from Cox's
home, including a Wii video game system, an iPod music player and a
Aguirre told police that he kissed the
teacher on the cheek before leaving, saying he did not mean to hurt
him, just rob him.
“Never in a million year would my son
have done anything with this kid,” Debra Armstrong, Cox's mother,
told ABC 13. “He just wanted to help, help straighten kids out.
God will come through for Matthew.”
The mother of the two suspects is
accused of helping the pair hide the car where Cox was strangled.