Category Archives: Murder Calls

2008 murder of transgender Greeley woman Angie Zapata brought back into national spotlight

A Colorado man is currently serving a life sentence in prison after being found guilty of killing 18-year-old Greeley resident Angie Zapata, who was born Justin Zapata.

The case, which resolved in 2009 when a jury found 31-year-old Allen Ray Andrade guilty, is receiving a new dose of national attention from the network Investigation Discovery, which plans to run a feature on the 911 calls placed immediately after Zapata’s sisters found her bloodied, battered body in her apartment.

For those unfamiliar with the murder, here is background on the case:

On July 17, 2008, Zapata was found dead in her Greeley apartment. An autopsy determined the cause of death was blunt-force trauma.

Thirteen days later, Andrade was arrested in Thornton in connection with Zapata’s death.

Investigators learned Zapata met Andrade on the Internet and brought him to her home in Greeley. After learning that Zapata was a transgender woman, an enraged Andrade struck Zapata repeatedly with his

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Angie Zapata Tragedy Goes National on Investigation Discovery’s Murder Calls

The late Angie Zapata. A video and more below.

The 2008 murder of Angie Zapata, a transgender teen from Greeley, stands as both a horrifying example of violence targeting the LGBTQ community and a precedent-setting case for federal hate crime laws. Now, Angie’s story, which we’ve told in a shattering Westword feature and numerous followup posts, is going national by way of “Lost Angel,” an episode of the Investigation Discovery series Murder Calls that debuts tonight, July 10. See a preview below.

Former Westword staffer Melanie Asmar, who currently covers Denver Public Schools for the education news website Chalkbeat, dug deep into Angie’s story, live blogging the April 2009 trial of Allen Andrade, the man who killed her, and contextualizing the case and its importance in the May 2009 article “Who Was Angie Zapata? Her Murderer’s Trial Didn’t Tell the Whole Story.”

As Asmar wrote, those

Read more at: http://www.westword.com/news/angie-zapata-murder-on-investigation-discoverys-murder-calls-9237849

Investigation Discovery to air Monday new documentary on Angie Zapata murder in Greeley

The 2008 murder of Angie Zapata in Greeley will air at 8 p.m. Monday on the Investigation Discovery’s series, “Murder Calls.”

The show features the real-life 911 call of Zapata’s two sisters as they discover her body, in a small apartment in downtown Greeley. At the scene, family members reveal a stunning surprise, then work with detectives to identify the culprit. The investigation leads police to a killer whose self-hatred drove him to commit the ultimate sin, in a precedent-setting case for federal hate crime laws, according to a news release.

Angie Zapata, 18, died July 17, 2008, after being beaten to death in her apartment. Allen Andrade, 32, of Thornton, was convicted of first-degree murder, with a hate-crime sentence enhancer, on April 22, 2009.

Police believed Andrade beat Zapata with a fire extinguisher from her apartment, then fled later in

Read more at: http://www.greeleytribune.com/news/local/investigation-discovery-to-air-new-documentary-on-angie-zapata-murder-monday/

Cleveland murder case on Investigation Discovery series

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The true-crime cable channel Investigation Discovery will examine the 2014 Cleveland murder of Michael Days on the episode of “Murder Calls” premiering at 10 p.m. Monday, July 3. The episode includes re-enactment scenes with actors, as well as interviews with several people connected to the murder investigation.

The program’s description, provided by Investigation Discovery, says it begins with “the real-life 911 call a woman makes as she says a man forced his way into her Cleveland home, shot her boyfriend (Michael Days) in front of their kids, and fled. To find out who killed this young father and why, detectives will have to untangle a twisted web of jealousy, deceit and murder.”

Days, 31, was shot and killed at his West 46th Street home on Nov. 12, 2014. Although the subsequent trial was widely covered by Cleveland media, “Murder Calls” treats the outcome as a mystery followed to a

Read more at: http://www.cleveland.com/tv-blog/index.ssf/2017/06/cleveland_murder_case_on_investigation_discovery_series.html

Investigation Discovery TV show profiles 2011 Landy Martinez murder case

The murder of a St. Petersburg man will be featured this week on a new true crime series Murder Calls on Investigation Discovery.

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It centers around the case against Jose Adame, 29, who was convicted of first-degree murder last year for torturing and then executing his boyfriend as he pleaded for his life.

Landy Martinez, 21, was found dead in a bedroom of the house he shared with Adame in 2011. The couple had only lived together for a few weeks before getting into a fight over a vehicle.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said Adame kept Martinez bound in a bathtub for two hours in their Lealman home. After

Read more at: http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/landy-martinez-murder-case-to-featured-on-investigation-discovery-show/2328219

WATCH TONIGHT: Target manager’s murder profiled on TV crime series

The murder of the Target store manager will be profiled tonight in a new TV series “Murder Calls” on Investigation Discovery. In the episode, viewers will hear the chilling 911 calls Williams made inside her closet before she was killed in November 2013 by accused gunmen Jonathan Banks, James Calhoun and James Sims. The trio received life sentences in December. 

Read more at: http://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/target-manager-murder-profiled-crime-series/JrIyE7sE9xrX05w3JDCDOI/

Target manager’s murder to be profiled on TV crime series

The murder of the Target store manager will be profiled tonight in a new TV series “Murder Calls” on Investigation Discovery. In the episode, viewers will hear the 911 calls Williams made inside her closet before she was killed in November 2013 by accused gunmen Jonathan Banks, James Calhoun and James Sims. The trio received life sentences in December. 

Read more at: http://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/target-manager-murder-profiled-crime-series/JrIyE7sE9xrX05w3JDCDOI/

Investigation Discovery Closes 1Q 2017 as Top Five Network in Prime for W25-54 and Holds Onto #1 Spot in Demo for …

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY CLOSES 1Q 2017 AS TOP FIVE NETWORK IN PRIME FOR W25-54 AND HOLDS ONTO #1 SPOT IN DEMO FOR TOTAL DAY

America’s leading true crime network Investigation Discovery (ID) closed out the first quarter of 2017 as the #5 network in prime delivery of W25-54 in ad-supported cable, and held onto its coveted spot as the #1 network in for total day delivery of W25-54 on Live+3 Day viewing. Among P25-54, ID ranked #2 for total day delivery, behind only ESPN.

ID achieved its best first quarter and best March in network history for prime and total day delivery among all key demos, including P2+, HH, P254-54, W25-54, P18-49 and W18-49. 1Q 2017 marked 33 consecutive quarters of year-over-year prime delivery growth among P2+.

Programming

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INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY CLOSES 1Q 2017 AS TOP FIVE NETWORK IN PRIME FOR W25-54 AND HOLDS …

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY CLOSES 1Q 2017 AS TOP FIVE NETWORK IN PRIME FOR W25-54 AND HOLDS ONTO #1 SPOT IN DEMO FOR TOTAL DAY

America’s leading true crime network Investigation Discovery (ID) closed out the first quarter of 2017 as the #5 network in prime delivery of W25-54 in ad-supported cable, and held onto its coveted spot as the #1 network in for total day delivery of W25-54 on Live+3 Day viewing. Among P25-54, ID ranked #2 for total day delivery, behind only ESPN.

ID achieved its best first quarter and best March in network history for prime and total day delivery among all key demos, including P2+, HH, P254-54, W25-54, P18-49 and W18-49. 1Q 2017 marked 33 consecutive quarters of year-over-year prime delivery growth among P2+.

Programming

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Q&A with Investigation Discovery’s Henry Schleiff

NEW YORK: Henry Schleiff, the group president of Investigation Discovery (ID), American Heroes Channel and Destination America, shares with TV Real some of the keys to ID’s success.

Among Discovery Communications’ most successful networks, ID has created a devoted, highly engaged audience base with its signature true-crime programming. Schleiff has orchestrated the network’s move into the upper echelons of basic-cable rankings.

TV REAL: What’s been driving your ratings gains?
SCHLEIFF: As the leading, most established, most successful network in the popular genre of true crime, it’s our organizing principle of having a ***Image***variety of series that look to do three things: entertain, inform, and, on occasion, inspire.

Under the rubric of entertainment, I’d look at the amazing success and record-breaking ratings that we had in all of our key demos for JonBenét: An American Murder Mystery. Following the success of that we have our next three-part event coming up in April, Casey Anthony: An American

Read more at: http://worldscreen.com/tvreal/investigation-discoverys-henry-schleiff/