Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Another Death

Sadly another trans person is murdered; this time it is a trans man in Vermont.
Transgender Man Assaulted in Vermont Homeless Encampment Dies of Injuries, Police SayABC News
By Michael Edison Hayden
May 30, 2016

A transgender man has died of wounds suffered from an alleged assault in a Vermont homeless encampment, according to police.

Amos Beede of Milton died Sunday at the University of Vermont Medical Center of injuries that included head trauma, facial fractures and broken ribs, Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo said in a statement.

Beede, 38, succumbed to his injuries one week after falling victim to an alleged aggravated assault, according to a police statement.
Police have not said if they have a suspect in the case nor the motive. At this time we do not know if it was a hate crime or if the murder was because he was trans.

The Burlington Free Press had this to said about him…
Young [the coordinator for the Howard Center's Street Outreach Team] said Beede was a talented artist and would create drawings, posters, T-shirts and other artwork for members of the Street Outreach Team. Beede, who was known as Amy before transitioning to a male, frequented Church Street in Burlington and became a close friend to many people in that area.
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"We have a community drop-in space, which has free coffee and internet and computers, so we really try to set it up so people can just come on in and feel comfortable," Fountain said. "He'd come in and spend time in that space. It's just a good place to be if you're sort of out and about."

Fountain said she did not know Beede as well as other staff members did, but those who knew Beede have told her that he was happiest after beginning his transition from female to male about 18 months ago.
I hope that the murder will get caught and punished, and that if it was a hate crime that they will charge the murderer with a hate crime.

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