Police: Homeless Beating Victim Told Police He Was Being Threatened

38-year-old Amos Beed was beaten as part of a dispute between two Vermont homeless encampments

Police say the victim of a fatal beating at a Vermont homeless encampment told police the night before the assault that a man had been threatening to assault him.

Thirty-eight-year-old Amos Beede was beaten May 22 as part of a dispute between two Burlington homeless encampments. Beede died of his injuries May 28.

Four suspects were arrested in California last week and police say they are not going to fight efforts to be brought back to Vermont to face murder charges.

The suspects, all in their 20s, are Erik Averill, Myia Barber, Allison Gee and Jordan Paul. It wasn't immediately known if they had lawyers.

Court records obtained by the Burlington Free Press say Beede yelled at his attackers to stop, but one of them told him to shut up.

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