Even the judge seemed confused over Matos’ claiming self defense, specifically in reference to Margaret Brown.
Over the days that followed, Matos stayed in the house with his 4-year-old son.
He attempted to clean up the bloody scene.
The two were eventually found at a Tampa hotel.
“I was so lost, I didn’t know what to do. I was confused, I was sad. The world was just turned upside down and I didn’t have any plan.”
The boy is living with family out of state.
During the closing arguments on Wednesday, prosecutors argued that Matos did not act in self-defense claim and emphasized that he had plenty of time to think about his decisions before making them.
The defense attorney focused on trying to convince the jury that the homicides were crimes of passion and that they were not premeditated. If the jury would have decided that the homicides were crimes of passion, Matos could have been convicted on Manslaughter charges instead of Murder.