Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
A Greeley transgender woman was apparently murdered this month because a man she met on the Internet became angry when he discovered she was biologically male.
The Weld District Attorney charged Allen Ray Andrade, 32, of Thornton with second-degree murder and aggravated motor vehicle theft Wednesday after Thornton police arrested him on traffic warrants and Greeley police arrested him thereafter on the murder charge. He was picked up while he was in the dead woman's car.
The news came as an incredible relief for Angie Zapata's sister, Monica Zapata.
"I thought they were never going to find him, honestly, I was doubting the police. I was doubting everybody. I just thought he was going to be out there forever," Monica Zapata said in an interview with Fox 31. "But when they called me and they told me I was the first one they called, it lifted away from me — that knot from your throat, like it was not there anymore."
An arrest affidavits shows Andrade told officers he met Angie Zapata on the Internet and they got together in Greeley. When he discovered Zapata was biologically male, he beat her to death with a fire extinguisher.
Zapata, who was born Justin Zapata, was a transgender woman who lived under the name Angie.
http://pam/shouseblend.com - http://twitter/justiceforangie - Autumn Sandeen took a video at the April 14, 2009 Angie Zapata Family Vigil, asking people what motivated them to attend the event..."Why Did you come to the vigil?
Autumn Sandeen is a new media reporter (frontpage blogging Barista) for Pam's House Blend. She's tweeting (microblogging) the trial on twitter under the twitterID of JusticeForAngie - http://twitter.com/justiceforangie
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Monday, April 06, 2009
Great job Mila Pavlin and Jayna L-Pavlin of Trans-Ponder.