Andrade guilty of first-degree murder

Allen Ray Andrade has been found guilty of first degree murder the sentencing is mandated in Colorado to be life imprisonment without parole.

Source: Greeley Tribune

The jury took just two hours to convict Andrade, 32, of Thornton of first-degree murder, a bias-motivated crime, motor vehicle theft and identity theft. The trial began last week.

A chorus of muffled sobs came from Angie Zapata’s family as the verdict was read.

Full original story at Greeley Tribune


Autumn Sandeen reports that "Andrade is GUILTY of 1st degree murder of Angie Zapata."

Andrade is GUILTY of 1st degree murder of Angie Zapata. GUILTY on count two on bias motivated crime. GUILTY on vehicle theft and identity theft. Follow Autumn's Tweets from the courtroom; streaming video here. The Blend Chat Room is open. Click here to hop in. -->
GUILTY! We have a verdict in the Angie Zapata Hate Crime Murder Trial: GUILTY! (+)
by: Autumn Sandeen

Wed Apr 22, 2009 at 16:54:58 PM EDT [unsubscribe]
Update: Allen Ray Zapata is guilty 1st Degree Murder, and guilty of the bias motivated crime count. Guilty on vehicle theft and identity theft.
At 4:00 PM MDT, he will be sentenced to life without parole.
We have JUSTICE FOR ANGIE!!!!!!!

After only two hours the jury has returned with a verdict of premeditated murder in the brutal slaying of transgender woman Angie Zapata.

Colorado Anti-Violence Program Media Advisory: Zapata Family Information

Colorado Anti-Violence Program, CO, USA

Colorado Anti-Violence Program Announces
Zapata Family and CAVP will make statements
Greeley, CO - April 22, 2009

BACKGROUND: The prosecution and defense teams have rested their cases in the trial of Allen Ray Andrade, who is accused of killing Angie Zapata in her Greeley apartment last July. Closing arguments are expected Wednesday morning and the case will likely go to the jury around noon.

WHAT: The family of Angie Zapata will not comment about the verdict immediately after it is returned but will make a statement shortly thereafter. The Colorado Anti-Violence Program will respond to the verdict immediately following the family's statement.

WHEN: Approximately one-half hour after the verdict is announced.

WHERE: The announcement will be made in the lobby outside of Courtroom 11 where the trial has occurred.WHY: "This is an emotionally difficult time for the family," said Kelly Costello, director of advocacy for the Colorado Anti-Violence Program. "For that reason, the family has requested their privacy be respected immediately after the verdict. They ask that the media please be present for their statement and recognize that that will be their only statement for the day."About Colorado Anti-Violence Program Colorado Anti-Violence Program has been dedicated to eliminating violence within and against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender,and queer communities in Colorado, and providing the highest quality services to survivors since 1986. CAVP provides direct services including crisis intervention, information, and referrals for LGBTQ victims of violence 24 hours a day. The CAVP also provides technical assistance, training, and education for community organizations, law enforcement, and mainstream service providers on violence issues affecting the LGBTQ community. The most common types of violence they respond to are hate crimes and partner abuse, as well as cases that involve random violence, sexual assault, and HIV-motivated violence.

LGBTQ victims of crimes or those who have witnessed a crime are encouraged to call our 24 hour free and confidential hotline at303-852-5094 or 1-888-557-4441 or visit our website at
http://www.coavp. org/.

Colorado Anti-Violence Program Crystal Middlestadt Director of Training and Education
303-204-5245 Cell
Colorado Anti-Violence Program
Kelly Costello Director of Advocacy303-861-0246 Cell
Colorado Anti-Violence Program P.O. Box 181085 Denver CO 80218www.coavp.org/

Praying for Zapata's Family and Hoping Andrade Rots and Spends Life with Inmates who SEE who he IS

Alleged Murdered Allen Andrade sat remorseless in court while his defense lawyers slank to the deeps vile depths of scum inorder to mitigate down a possiable lie in prision for Andrade for the heinous death of transgender woman Angie Zapata.

He ate candy during the breaks.

I sit glued praying that Andrade pays with his life. Yes there is no official death penalty in Colorado.

Andrade should have to spend the rest of his earthly days the PREY of the convict justice system. In prison, rapists and pedophiles are made to have sex with by a man with HIV.

That's right, Justice for us. Let that man rot in hell. He an make room in hell for his defense lawyer while he's there.

New York Assembly Passes Genda : Now onto a Democratic Senate

By Kelli Busey April 22, 2009 planetransgender

One year ago Genda, a bill that would have afforded transgender New Yorkers protection against discrimination in housing, the workplace and would have amended the law to include transgender people as a protected class, passed the NY Assembly only to die in the the previously republican controlled Senate.

Genda has once again passed the lower legislative house and now moves forward to a vote in the Senate where a slim majority of law makers indicated approval offering it a better chance than last year.

According to civil rights leaders in New York, the marriage equality bill which was recently publicly endorsed by Governor David Paterson, will have a better chance of passing if the less controversial Genda Bill becomes law.

Found on the Web

Gay City News Assembly Again Approves Gender Rights Measure

"GENDA would bar bias based on gender identity and expression in employment, housing, public accommodations, and access to credit. It would also amend the 2000 hate crimes statute to include gender identity and expression as protected categories."