National TV Documentary Based on Greeley Murder to Air Monday
I can think of a few times that Northern Colorado has been featured on TV. Usually for good reasons, like when Johnson's Corner was on the Travel Channel or every once in a blue moon when one of C.S.U.'s teams does something good. The story based in Greeley that will air on the Investigation Discovery Channel Monday, is not of the feelgood sort.
Zapata, 18, was a transgender woman who was murdered in July of 2008, after setting up a weekend date with Allen Andrade, of Thornton. Andrade beat Zapata to death when he learned she was biologically a male.
The case was prosecuted in 2009 as the county’s first murder involving a hate crime, and drew national attention to the amount of violence against the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. Andrade was found guilty and subsequently lost his appeal.
The show will air at 8 p.m. Monday on Comcast channel 271, Direct TV channel 285 and Dish Network channel 192.
The episode is called “Sins and Secrets – Greeley,” and runs for an hour. It will be re-aired at midnight June 11 and at 10 a.m. June 15.