BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Police say they've obtained murder arrest warrants for four people in the death of a transgender man beaten last month at a Vermont homeless encampment.
The two men and two women charged Thursday in the death of Amos Beede (BEE'-dee) were last known to be in Roswell, New Mexico. One of the men was arrested there on May 31 on charges he assaulted one of the women but later was released.
Beede was attacked on May 23 at a homeless encampment in Burlington. He died on May 28.
The suspects in his killing are identified as Erik Averill, Jordon Paul, Myia Barber and Allison Gee, who are fugitives. Police say the four are "wanted for murder."
Police initially said they were investigating whether Beede's gender identity contributed to his death, but there was no mention of that Thursday.