A Wisconsin man was urinated on, forced to eat dirty cat litter, and ultimately beaten to death while being filmed on his own Snapchat account, police allege.
The body of Delvin Mendoza-Chaparro, 20, was found Dec. 19 wearing just a sweatshirt and jeans, without any socks or shoes, in freezing temperatures.
The night before, he had gone over the apartment of Devin Katzfey, Sarah Zakzesky, and Branden Katzfey to smoke pot, and Mendoza-Chaparro ended up spending the night, according to Zakzesky’s account of the story. In the middle of the night, Devin accused him of trying to steal a bong and other items from the house.
Upset, Devin dragged Mendoza-Chaparro to the kitchen, where he punched and kicked the victim repeatedly. Branden and Zakzesky joined in, police said.
During the beatdown, which ended with Mendoza-Chaparro unconscious, Devin recorded three Snapchat videos on the victim’s account, police said. The first shows the victim’s bloody face, with a voice saying “You know who this is, this Superman,” a possible reference to a nickname of Devin’s, according to police.
The second video allegedly also shows Mendoza-Chaparro, lying on his side in pain. The voice says “You hear me, that’s what happens when you try to steal.” Devin then turns the camera on himself.
The third video shows Mendoza-Chaparro next to a cat litter box, police said. He tries to get up; Devin kicks him down. Branden urinates on him, and Devin forces him to eat cat litter, including feces.
After the assault, the three suspects allegedly took Mendoza-Chaparro’s body a few blocks away and dropped him on a snowbank, where they left him.
All three suspects are faces reckless homicide charges. Zakzesky has appeared in court, where she pleaded not guilty.
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