Trial to begin in slaying of Greeley transgender woman |

Trial to begin in slaying of Greeley transgender woman

GREELEY, Colorado ” A Thornton man goes on trial Tuesday in the 2008 beating death of a transgendered woman.

Thirty-two-year-old Allen Andrade is charged with first-degree murder and a bias-motivated crime. His trial is scheduled in Weld County District Court in Greeley.

He’s accused of killing 18-year-old Angie Zapata in July.

Prosecutors say Andrade beat Zapata with a fire extinguisher after spending the night at her Greeley apartment and then finding out she was biologically male.

The two had met through a mobile networking site.

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Andrade is being held without bail at the Weld County jail.

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