He beat her to death with a fire extinguisher.
During the trial, prosecutors played recorded jail conversations where Andrade referred to Zapata as "it" and said it wasn't as if he "killed a straight, law-abiding citizen."
"His own statements in the jail call betray the way he values Angie's life, the way he thought of her as less than, less than us because of who she was," Chief Deputy District Attorney Robb Miller told jurors."Everyone deserves equal protection under the law and no one deserves to die like this," Miller said.
[The defense attorney] said Andrade's statements were jokes made by a man who knew he was innocent.