Trans Murder Trial

Allen Andrade, 31, will stand trial for the murder of trans 18 year old Angie Zapata in Colorado. Andrade met Zapata on-line and the two had oral sex. The next morning, Andrade became suspicious when he saw various pictures around her house. He hit Zapata over the head repeatedly with a fire extinguisher, leaving her to die. Under a new 2005 Colorado law, transgender status has been added to hate crimes legislation. He has been charged and will return to court in November.