Three suspects have been arrested and charged for the murder of Delvin Mendoza-Chaparro.

 

Three people in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, have been arrested and charged with murder after allegedly forcing a 20-year-old man to eat cat litter on Snapchat before brutally beating him up and leaving him to die outside in freezing temperatures.

WDJT reports that Delvin Mendoza-Chaparro died from “multiple blunt force injuries of the head.” His autopsy also revealed that he had been beaten severely in the face and neck.

According to The Washington Post, Devin Katzfey, 20, Branden Katzfey, 19, and Sarah Zakzesky, 20, are being accused of killing Mendoza-Chaparro after he allegedly attempted to steal drug paraphernalia from them while they were smoking weed together. In several Snapchat videos, the two men can allegedly be seen urinating on Mendoza-Chaparro, forcing him to eat cat litter, and kicking him to the ground. In one video, one of the men reportedly says, “This is what happens when you steal … You got knocked the fuck out, bitch. Don’t ever come and steal.”

CBS reports that Zakzesky told police that she fell asleep while both Katzfeys were smoking with her roommate and Mendoza-Chaparro at her apartment. At some point, Devin Katzfey woke her up to tell her he’d found a stolen bong, pipe, and other things in Mendoza-Chaparro’s coat. He then dragged the victim to the kitchen, where he began beating him up. At some point, his brother joined in; and eventually, Mendoza-Chaparro also began to kick and punch him. According to the criminal complaint, “[Zakzesky] stated that the victim had no chance and he didn’t have a chance to raise his fists and fight man to man.”

Eventually, Zakzesky told the two brothers that she wanted the victim out of her apartment, but despite repeatedly suggesting they should get him help, they instead drove him to an alley, where Mendoza-Chaparro “fell over in a snowbank by garbage cans.” His body was discovered there by police on Dec. 19.

Zakzesky pleaded not guilty to first-degree reckless homicide as a party to a crime on Thursday. It is unclear at this time if she or Devin and Branden Katzfey have legal representation.

All three are currently being held at Milwaukee County Jail.

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