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 Matthew W. Self

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Matthew W. Self

  • Birth 28 Sep 1986
  • Death 13 Mar 2004
  • Burial Allen, Collin County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 14046223

**Murder Victim ** High School Football Player**

On March 12, 2004, Eddie Williams, Javier Cortez, and Raul Cortez are accused of invading the home of Rosa Barbosa expecting to get access to the check-cashing store where Rosa worked. The gunmen followed Barbosa home from the check-cashing store and invaded her home to try to gain access to the store. Mark Barbosa, Rosa Barbosa's nephew, was eating at CiCi's pizza in McKinney with some of his friends, Austin York and Matt Self.

While the gunmen were interrogating Rosa for information on how to rob the check-cashing store, Matt Self, Austin York, and Mark Barbosa were on their way to visit the Barbosa home. Matt Self and Austin York were students at McKinney North High School and were players on the varsity football team. York was with Self at the time that Matt decided to do his routine check on his neighbors, and was not at all expecting what he was about to witness. When the boys arrived at the Barbosa home they were extremely surprised to find Rosa Barbosa being held hostage in the house by three gunmen. The three gunmen were surprised when Self and York walked into the house. The boys were said to have never been a target to the gunmen, and that they were just in the wrong place at the wrong time. As soon as the boys walked into the house the Cortez brothers ambushed them and forced them into the front bedroom of the small house.

Police reported that the four hostages were fatally shot on 100 block of Truett Street, at Ms. Barbosa's home. When the police came onto the scene in March 2004, all of the victims were pronounced dead on the scene except for Matt Self. He was air-lifted by medical helicopters to the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, where he died the following day

His good friend Austin York just at the wrong place at the wrong time with Matt.

Tragic losses of two young lives. Never forgotten.

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  • Originally Created by: Joseph P Abel
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 14046223
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Matthew W. Self (28 Sep 1986–13 Mar 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14046223, citing Ridgeview Memorial Park, Allen, Collin County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Diddy & Doodle (contributor 47078218) .