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More Details Emerge in the Murder of Local Teacher

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A Henderson woman has come forward to defend her two sons who are charged with murdering a school teacher.

Henderson police say the teens murdered and robbed a 32-year-old Matthew Thomas Cox, a popular Basic High School music teacher.

Police say 18-year-old Jose A. Delatorre and his younger brother, 17-year-old Juan Enrique Aguirre faces murder charges in the death Cox.

Cox was found dead Monday in his house on Solitude Point Avenue, near Horizon Ridge Parkway and Gibson Road. Aguirre was a student in Cox's class. Police say they beat and choked Cox to death, and stole home electronics and Cox's vehicle.

Norma Sanchez, the mother of the teens, tells Eyewitness News that the teacher preyed on one of her sons and she says her son, Juan, recently shared some information with her.

"He told me he was having a sexual relationship with the teacher that the teacher was obsessed with him," she said.

According to the police report, the teens told police they had only meant to rob Cox but ended up beating and choking him to death. Aguirre did tell police that Cox had started to get sexual with him while the teens were at Cox's home and that made him uncomfortable.

Aguirre told police that later that night, he and his brother beat and strangled Cox after he gave them a ride home.

 

 

 

 

 

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