Arrests made in transgender man's beating at homeless camp

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BURLINGTON, VT. >> Four people wanted in the fatal beating of a transgender man at a Vermont homeless encampment were arrested in San Diego following a nationwide manhunt.

San Diego police Sgt. Michael Tansey tells The Burlington Free Press (http://bfpne.ws/20W60Hy ) that the four suspects wanted on suspicion of second-degree murder in the May 23 attack on Amos Beede were apprehended late Thursday.

Burlington police publicly identified the suspects as Erik Averill, Myia Barber, Allison Gee and Jordan Paul on Thursday afternoon.

Tansey says the group will be held until authorities in Burlington bring charges against them and seek their extradition from California. They have yet to be assigned attorneys who could comment.

Tips provided by Burlington police led San Diego detectives to the suspects, who were found at a park in the city.

Information from: The Burlington Free Press, http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com


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