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Woman Sentenced in Fatal Assault of Man at Vermont Homeless Encampment

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    Police Reveal Motive Behind Transgender Man's Murder

    Police in Vermont say a dispute between separate homeless encampments that involved smearing and pouring human waste on occupants' tents preceded the fatal beating of a transgender man. (Published Friday, June 3, 2016)

    A woman has been sentenced to up to 15 years in prison for her involvement in a fatal assault at a Vermont homeless encampment.

    The Burlington Free Press reports 24-year-old Myia Barber, of North Ferrisburgh, was sentenced Tuesday to 10 to 15 years in prison. Barber had previously pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of 38-year-old Amos Beede, who died several days after the attack in May 2016.

    Police say Beede was attacked as a result of a feud between two homeless camps in Burlington.

    Barber apologized to Beede's family.

    Cases are pending for three other co-defendants who have all pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder. A fifth person pleaded guilty to aggravated assault earlier this year and is serving a five-year sentence.

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