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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. The victim’s bloodied, battered body was discovered in her apartment by her sister on July 17.
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.
somebody would be getting their a$$ whooped.
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.
Hate crimes (also known as bias motivated crimes) occur when a perpetrator targets a victim because of his or her membership in a certain social group, usually defined by racial group, religion, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, nationality, age, gender, gender identity, or political affiliation.
A crime of passion, in popular usage, refers to a crime in which the perpetrator commits a crime, especially assault or murder, against a spouse or other loved one because of sudden strong impulse such as a jealous rage or heartbreak rather than as a premeditated crime. A typical crime of passion, for example, might involve a husband who discovers his wife has made him a cuckold and proceeds to brutally batter or even kill his wife or the man with whom she was involved. It is important to note that women are also capable of such violent behaviour e.g. Ruth Ellis.
Originally posted by mybigunit
Wow...call me sick but I think the guy is justified. If that happened to me I would lose it and probably do the same. I mean thats just not right at all. I just dont know how the guy couldnt figure out the he/she was born a he.
Originally posted by Andrew E. Wiggin
.....wouldnt your first indication be an adam's apple?
not so "girlish" sounding voice?
I mean, honestly. I dont have any experience, what so ever (thank God) with transgender encounters, but i would assume a guess that says if you think its not a flash light poking you
its because it isn't.
Now, this guy has to go to jail, AND suffer the embarassment.
It'd have been better suited for him just to walk away and never speak a word of it.
"Hey, Bill, what happened to Kelly?"
"Oh, that dumb *snip* died"
end of story.....