Brothers sentenced in death of local high school teacher
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The two brothers convicted of robbing and killing a Basic High School choir teacher four years ago have finally been sentenced.
Juan Aguirre, 21, and Jose Delatorre, 22, will both spend a very long time behind bars.
Aguirre was sentenced to a maximum of 35 years to prison. He will be eligible for parole after 12 years.
Delatorre received a life sentence with the possibility of parole after 18 years.
Aguirre and Delatorre murdered 32-year-old Matthew Cox on the night of Dec. 21, 2008.
They admitted to choking the teacher to death in his car after Cox drove the brothers home.
The two of them, both teenagers at the time, then drove the body back to Cox's home in Henderson and stole his electronics and car.
Cox's body was discovered the Monday following his death by a friend who thought that he was home in Michigan for Christmas and was checking on Cox's pets.
Aguirre was a student of Cox's at Basic High School at the time of the murder.
Several members of Cox's family and former students attended the sentencing this morning.