Multiple reports have confirmed that a suspended Virginia Tech soccer player faces murder charges after beating a transgender man posing as a woman to death on Tinder.
Isimemen David Etute was charged with second degree murder for beating and stomping on Jerry Paul Smith, who was found dead with missing teeth, multiple skull fractures and all broken facial bones. The VT gamer reportedly admitted to police that he hit Smith five times and stomped on him after learning that the person he met on Tinder with whom he had a sexual encounter was actually a man.
Etute said she went to Smith’s apartment on April 10, whom she knew then as “Angie,” and had a sexual encounter under the impression that she was a woman. His attorney, Jimmy Turk, maintains that Smith requested sex from Etute.
“No one deserves to die, but I don’t mind saying don’t pretend you’re something you’re not.” Turk said. “Do not target or attract anyone under that perception. That is wrong. “
Etute was released on a $ 75,000 bond and placed under house arrest pending trial.