The 17-year-old boy who confessed to
police that he and his teenage brother strangled a gay teacher after
he allegedly “got sexual” with him has been indicted on murder
Clark county officials indicted Juan
Enrique Aguirre and 18-year-old brother Jose Antonio Delatorre of the
December 20 murder of 32-year-old Matthew Cox, Aguirre's gay choir
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.
Detectives say Aguirre told them that
he and his brother strangled his music teacher because he made him
uncomfortable with sexual advances the night he died.
On the night of his death, Cox 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.
The brothers allegedly 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 laptop computer.
Aguirre told police that he kissed his
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.”
An arraignment on charges of murder,
kidnapping, conspiracy, burglary and auto theft for Delatorre and
Aguirre is scheduled for February 18. The pair face life in prison