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Angie Zapata’s Murderer Sentenced to 60 More Years


Allen Ray Andrade, Angie Zapata's Convicted Murderer

Allen Ray Andrade, Angie Zapata's Convicted Murderer

Denver – the AP reports that Allen Ray Andrade, convicted of murder in the first degree in the Angie Zapata transgender murder case and sentenced to life without parole has been determined to be a “habitual criminal” and sentenced to an additional 60 years in prison.  Weld County District Judge Marcello Kopcow ruled on May 8 that the three remaining convictions, for bias-motivated crime, aggravated motor-vehicle theft and identity theft, should carry such a penalty in view of the deliberate criminality with which Andrade committed these offenses.


Angie Zapata, trans-Latina, died violently at 18 years of age

Angie Zapata, trans-Latina, died violently at 18 years of age


Supporters of federal hate crimes legislation hope that this application of the Colorado hate crimes law will add pressure for the passage of a fully transgender inclusive Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act that is awaiting action in the United States Senate.  The House of Representatives has recently passed its own version of the legislation, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, by a large margin. President Obama has publicly stated that he would sign a fully trans-inclusive hate crimes law when it reaches his desk.

May 10, 2009 - Posted by | Beatings and battery, Legislation, Perpetrators of Hate Crime | , , , , ,

1 Comment

  1. […] impossible to prosecute successfully.  Allen Ray Andrade was put away for life for the murder of Angie Zapata in Greeley, Colorado under such a statute, as well as Dwight DeLee, who received 25 years for the […]

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