Friday, September 8, 2017

Devin Katzfey Gets 40 Years In Prison For The Fatal Beating Of Delvin Mendoza-Chaparro

Devin Katzfey sentenced to 40 years in prison for the brutal fatal beating of a 20-year-old man accused of stealing a bong and a pipe from his associates that were used to smoke marijuana.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

September 8, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Friday, Devin L. Katzfey, 21, was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the December 19, 2016 brutal fatal beating of Delvin Mendoza-Chaparro, 20 in the Southside of Milwaukee. Devin was convicted in July after he pled guilty to a felony charge for 1st-degree reckless homicide. Devin under a plea agreement will be confined for 27 years and 13 years of extended supervision and was ordered to pay $1,909.99 in restitution, according to court records. He will be eligible for probation at the age of 68.
Two other accomplices in the fatal beating of Mendoza-Chaparro received less prison sentences. Sarah Zakzesky, 21, who pleaded guilty to 1st-degree reckless homicide in June and was sentenced in July to 18 years in prison, but will do 10 years in prison and 8 years of extended supervision.
Branden L. Katzfey, 20, was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty in March for 1st-degree reckless homicide, but will be confined for 13 years and 7 years of extended supervision. Both Branden and Zakzesky were ordered to also pay $1,909.99 each in restitution.
According to the criminal complaint, Devin accused Mendoza-Chaparro of trying to steal a bong and a pipe that was used to smoke marijuana by the group. Devin began to beat Mendoza-Chaparro and Branden, Zakzesky also joined in the beating. The brutal beating of Mendoza-Chaparro by Devin was video recorded and posted on Snapchat, which police found three videos showing Mendoza-Chaparro being beaten by the group.
The two Katzfey brothers told on each other to police, apparently Devin confessed that his brother Branden had urinated on Mendoza-Chaparro's face by the cat litter, and Branden told police that Devin was the primary person who beat the victim and that Devin even forced Mendoza-Chaparro to eat cat excrement for stealing a bong. Also that Zakzesky even grabbed Mendoza-Chaparro's head and slammed him on a counter. Branden was mad because Mendoza-Chaparro had taken his cellphone as well, according to the criminal complaint.
Both Branden and Zakzesky were in a relationship and she told police that Branden had woken her up because he wanted a blow job after having sex in the bathroom earlier in the night before Mendoza-Chaparro was killed.
Mendoza-Chaparro's brutal beating took place at apartment number four at 600 W. Rogers Street where Devin and Zakzesky shared in Milwaukee's Southside. After the beating, both Devin and Zakzesky took Mendoza-Chaparro who was unconscious to a nearby alley and left him in the snowbank next to some garbage cans behind a rear garage of a home. Mendoza-Chaparro was not dress for the 15 degree frigid weather, which contributed to his death from exposure to the freezing temperatures.
A man at the property went to take his auto out and found Mendoza-Chaparro's frozen beaten body next to the garage door. The man noticed that the victim had a hand and some fingers from the other hand missing, according to the criminal complaint. It is not clear, if the missing hand and fingers were taken by outdoor animals.
The Milwaukee Medical Examiner's Office confirmed that Mendoza-Chaparro had died from multiple injuries caused by blunt force trauma to the head and exposure to freezing temperatures. 

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