If You Don't Want to Be Murdered, You Shouldn't Be Smiling at People

The case against Allen Andrade, who murdered trans woman Angie Zapata, about whose death I originally posted here, is proceeding, and his attorney Annette Kundelius is arguing "that the first-degree murder charge filed against Andrade for Zapata's murder be dropped to second-degree murder."
"At best, this is a case about passion," Kundelius said. "When (Zapata) smiled at him, this was a highly provoking act, and it would cause someone to have an aggressive reaction."
Yeah, that makes perfect sense. Because we all know that if someone smiles at us, it is, as Shaker Lena, who gets the hat tip, said via email, "obviously legitimate grounds for bashing their head in with a fire extinguisher."

Victim-blaming in any case is gross, but there's just something completely obscene about asserting a victim's smile was the cause of her death, when her murderer reportedly told his girlfriend that "gay things need to die."


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