Father of woman charged in fatal Snapchat beating speaks out: “Never raised my children to be like this”

MILWAUKEE -- FOX6 News is learning new information on the so-called "Snapchat murder." One of the people accused of beating a 20-year-old man to death and filming it on Snapchat has pleaded not guilty. 20-year-old Sarah Zakzesky is charged with first degree reckless homicide in the death of 20-year-old Delvin Mendoza-Chaparro. Court documents say Zakzesky not only threw punches and kicks, she smashed the victim's face into a counter.

Sarah Zakzesky

Sarah Zakzesky

Her family is having a hard time believing she'd do something like that. Her father tells FOX6 News, in an exclusive interview, he raised his children to do the right thing -- but once Sarah moved out, things changed.

Mike Zakzesky will never forget the phone call just after midnight.

"I almost dropped my phone along with my jaw," said Mike.

His daughter had been arrested for murder. Details of the day 20-year-old Delvin Mendoza-Chaparro died, spelled out in the criminal complaint.

"Nobody deserves to go through what that man went through," said Mike.

Mike Zakzesky

Mike Zakzesky

It says brothers, Devin and Branden Katzfey, were at Sarah Zakzesky's apartment on West Rogers. Devin accused Mendoza-Chaparro of stealing drug paraphernalia, began beating him and the others joined in.

Sarah Zakzesky in court

Sarah Zakzesky in court

After about ten minutes, Mendoza-Chaparro was unconscious -- his dying moments recorded on his own Snapchat account.

Delvin Mendoza-Chaparro

Delvin Mendoza-Chaparro

Mike Zakzesky asked to see the video, to help better understand what happened.

"I can't believe anybody in their right mind has that in them to beat somebody in the way Delvin was beaten," said Mike.

Sarah Zakzesky never appears in the video. She told police when the beating finally stopped, she and Devin Katzfey drove to an alley to dump the victim. Along the way, she says she told Katzfey they needed to get Delvin medical help but Katzfey refused.

Devin Katzfey, Sarah Zakzesky, Branden Katzfey

Devin Katzfey, Sarah Zakzesky, Branden Katzfey

"My heart goes out to this family. We all lost something but I can still physically at least talk to her. The family of Delvin cannot. I cannot even imagine what they're going through," said Mike.

What he hopes for is some understanding.

Sarah Zakzesky in court

Sarah Zakzesky in court

"I never raised my children to ever be like this," said Mike.

Sarah Zakzesky

Sarah Zakzesky

Sarah Zakzesky

Sarah Zakzesky

Mike Zakzesky says he raised his children right; told them, "If you do right, that world's going to treat you real well. But if you don't, well, the world may not be so kind to you."

Mike Zakzesky

Mike Zakzesky

Now, his crystal ball will be played out in court.

"For a few dollars and couple pieces of paraphernalia, I don't get it," said Mike.

One question eating at Mike Zakzesky, is why Sarah didn't call 911.

10 comments

  • Dylan

    She could have dialed 911…the brothers may have killed her for that….all are responsible. Some more than others

  • Edith

    Must be vigilant who your children are hanging out with in high school and after. Don’t listen to all the liberal speak. Not sayin to be a helicopter parent but seems having children out of wedlock and early is a sentence in itself for failure. Listen to your parents, go to school, get a job, raise a family.
    or you could have a baby, go on welfare, get prodded around by thugs.

  • The count

    Just looking at the thug makes me want to puke. She should have known better then to hang out with slime. Then again some women like dirt bags rather then clean cut disciplined honorable men that actually are degraded daily by the leftist feminist agenda.

      • Evan

        That’s just stupid. I have plenty of friends who have hand tattoos that have ZERO affiliation with gangs. I have them and I went to UC Berkeley and make >200k a year.

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