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megimoo
08-01-2008, 06:25 PM
Colorado man discovers girlfriend is transgender, allegedly kills him

Andrade confronted Zapata when she got back. He grabbed Zapata’s crotch area, felt male genitalia and became angry, the affidavit says.

Greeley, Colo. — A Colorado man is accused of fatally battering a sex partner with a fire extinguisher after discovering that his companion was a transgender woman. Allen Ray Andrade, 31, faces several charges, including second-degree murder in the death of Justin Zapata, 20, who was known as Angie Zapata. (Snip)

Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck said Wednesday that he is considering filing first-degree murder charges and may prosecute the death as a hate crime.Andrade was arrested in the Denver suburb of Thornton, where he lives. Police responding to a noise complaint found him in Zapata’s 2003 PT Cruiser, which had been missing.

Andrade told investigators that he met Zapata through MocoSpace, a social network designed primarily for cell phone users, according to an arrest affidavit released by Greeley police. The two met July 15 and spent the day together.

Andrade told investigators that Zapata performed oral sex on him but wouldn’t let him touch her, according to the affidavit. He said he also spent the night at Zapata’s apartment, but in separate beds. The next day, Zapata left Andrade alone in her apartment, and Andrade noticed several photographs that led him to question Zapata’s gender.

Andrade confronted Zapata when she got back. He grabbed Zapata’s crotch area, felt male genitalia and became angry, the affidavit says. He told investigators that he took a fire extinguisher off a shelf, struck Zapata twice in the head and thought he ‘‘killed it.’’

‘‘It’s disgusting,’’ Greeley Police Chief Jerry Garner said of Andrade’s reference to Zapata. ‘‘It’s a horrible thing to say.



http://www.suntimes.com/news/nation/1084637,trans073108.article

FlaGator
08-01-2008, 07:23 PM
I am in no way condoning this brutal killing but "she" was not a "transgendered woman". He was a guy in a dress trying (and apparently somewhat succeeding) to pass himself off as a woman. He didn't deserve to die but a little honesty up front would have prevented the whole thing.