9News: Defense: Andrade did kill transgender teenager
Correction: Article was from 9News. Greeley Tribune has their article here entitled Key question: When did Andrade know?, and they have an excellent twitter feed with much detail on the trial at www.twitter.com/greeleytribune.
Greeley Tribune‘s 9News‘s Defense: Andrade did kill transgender teenager:
During the second day of jury selection, the prosecution and defense in the Allen Andrade murder trial gave a glimpse into how each side will proceed throughout trial.
Thursday afternoon, the two sides presented what are called mini-opening statements to potential jurors.
Such three-minute statements during jury selection are new to Colorado. The Colorado Supreme Court’s Jury Reform Committee approved the use of them last year.
The prosecution went first saying Andrade, 32, intentionally and deliberately murdered Angie Zapata, 18, on July 16, 2008.
…”You’re also going to learn from the evidence that there’s absolutely no evidence of any sexual activity occurring either on or around the time this murder was committed,” Nieto said.
…Andrade’s defense attorney, Annette Kundelius, followed saying Andrade did kill Zapata, but argued the murder was a crime of passion and doesn’t rise to the level of first degree murder or a bias motivated crime.
This is a recommended read for anyone interested — there are photos of the defendant Allen Ray Andrade with the article.