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Ismemen David Etute, 18, (pictured) was charged with Jerry Smith’s death after he was allegedly beaten and stomped after discovering he was actually a man
A Virginia Tech linebacker is said to have stamped his Tinder date to death after discovering that the woman named “Angie” with whom he had oral sex was actually a man.
Ismemen David Etute, 18, was charged with the death of restaurant manager Blacksburg Jerry Paul Smith after allegedly punching and stomped the 40-year-old multiple times on May 31.
Etute matched Smith on Tinder, but Smith’s profile indicated he was a woman named “Angie,” Etute’s attorney James Turk told DailyMail.com.
The two met on April 10 for oral sex, with Etute still under the impression that Smith was a woman, Montgomery County Commonwealth attorney Mary Pettitt told the Montgomery County General District Court during a hearing Wednesday morning.
Turk told DailyMail.com that Smith had multiple social media accounts where he impersonated a woman named “Angie.”
It seems that Smith lived as a man during his daily life, including at work, as his family refers to him with masculine pronouns.
Etute did not discover that Smith was a man until they met again on May 31 for a second sexual encounter at Smith’s apartment.
After the unveiling, Etute punched Smith in the face five times before falling to the ground. He hit him at least five more times and stomped on him, Commonwealth Attorneys told the court.
Etute also told police that Smith is not fighting back, WSLS.com reported.
“Nobody deserves to die, but I don’t mind saying, don’t act like you’re something you’re not,” Etute’s attorney, James Turk, told reporters out of court on Wednesday. “Do not target or lure anyone under that perception. That’s just wrong.’
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Surveillance footage from Smith’s apartment captured Etute visiting him on May 31 – the night Smith was brutally beaten to death
Etute was released on $75,000 bail on Wednesday and remains under house arrest and electronic surveillance
18-year-old Ismemen David Etute (pictured) is currently suspended by Virginia Tech and its soccer team
The 18-year-old linebacker heard “bubbling and gurgling” coming from Smith as he left the apartment, but did not call police, the Commonwealth Attorney added.
Smith’s body was discovered in his apartment the next day, Blacksburg police said in a… release.
An autopsy report revealed that Smith died of blunt force trauma to the head, the… Richmond Times Shipping reported.
All the bones in Smith’s face were broken and his teeth were missing, the report said.
Etute was arrested on June 2 and charged with first degree murder.
He was released on $75,000 bail on Wednesday and is under house arrest and electronic surveillance.
Smith’s family attended the full hearing, as did more than a dozen of Etute’s teammates, the Richmond-Times Dispatch reported.
In setting out the case for bail, Etute’s lawyer let the 18-year-old and his mother take the stand.
The Virginia Tech linebacker (pictured) reportedly stomped to death on a Tinder date after discovering his date had impersonated a woman named ‘Angie’
Etute’s mother (pictured left) told the court that her son poses no flight risk and had never been in trouble before
Etute told the court he never had any issues with the law and that he was a model student graduating early from high school to start at Virginia Tech in January.
Etute’s mother spoke to her son’s character and told the court that he poses no flight risk and has never been in trouble. WDBJ7.com reported.
She also told the court that her son would help care for his younger sister with special needs.
Etute told the court he never had any issues with the law and that he was a model student graduating early from high school to start at Virginia Tech in January, WDBJ7.com reported.
Etute is currently suspended by Virginia Tech and its soccer team.
in a obituarySmith’s family recalled the restaurant manager whose cousins nicknamed “Gigi” as a “polite young man throughout his life”
His family asked for donations in Jerry’s honor to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in lieu of flowers.