A now-suspended Virginia Tech football player has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder for beating his Tinder date to death after he discovered the woman named ‘Angie’ he’s had oral s3x with was actually a man.
Ismemen David Etute, 18, a Nigerian-American based was charged with the death of Blacksburg restaurant manager Jerry Paul Smith after allegedly punching and stomping the 40-year-old multiple times on May 31.
Etute matched with Smith on Tinder but Smith’s profile indicated he was a woman named ‘Angie,’ Etute’s attorney James Turk told DailyMail.com.
The two first met April 10 for oral s3x, during which Etute was still under the impression Smith was a woman, Montgomery County Commonwealth’s Attorney Mary Pettitt told the Montgomery County General District Court during a bond hearing on Wednesday morning.
Turk told DailyMail.com that Smith had multiple social media accounts where he posed as a woman named ‘Angie.’ Etute did not discover Smith was a man until they met again on May 31 for a second sexual encounter at Smith’s apartment. Following the revelation, Etute punched Smith in the face five times before he fell to the ground. He punched him at least five more times and stomped on him, Commonwealth Attorneys told the court. Etute also told police that Smith did not fight back, WSLS.com reported. ‘Nobody deserves to die, but I don’t mind saying, don’t pretend you are something that you are not,’ Etute’s attorney, James Turk, told reporters outside of court on Wednesday. ‘Don’t target or lure anyone under that perception. That’s just wrong.’ An autopsy report revealed Smith died from blunt force trauma to the head, the Richmond-Times Dispatch reported. All the bones in Smith’s face were broken and his teeth were missing, the report said.
Virginia Tech released a statement Wednesday saying that Etute had been immediately suspended from the football team and from the university. “Blacksburg Police continues to lead this ongoing investigation, and the university will assist law enforcement agencies working the case in any way it can,” the school said in its release.