Justice could be served in the gruesome slaying of trans teen Angie Zapata. Colorado police have arrested a man who admitted to beating the 18-year old woman to death. The story’s not for the faint of heart:
Allen Ray Andrade, 31, faces several charges, including second-degree murder in the death of Justin Zapata, 20, who was known as Angie Zapata. The victim’s bloodied, battered body was discovered in her apartment by her sister on July 17.
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.”
Police Chief Jerry Garner definitely does not approve of Andrade’s summation of Zapata, “It’s disgusting. It’s a horrible thing to say.” As, too, is the murder…