11:03, November 30 244 0

2017-11-30 11:03:05


Woman sentenced for brutal murder of a homeless transgender man

Amos Beede was killed in a camp for homeless people last year and the instigator of the vicious attack was sentenced in court yesterday for her part in the crime. Three other suspects have yet to go to trial for their roles in the slaying.

Myia Barber pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter as part of a deal struck with the prosecution. She was sentenced to a minimum of ten years in state prison.

“Everyday I cry. I cry because they just tore my heart — they tore a piece of my heart away,” Beede’s sister told the court.

The altercation started as an argument over someone throwing urine and feces at others in the camp. Police say Barber led others to Beede’s tent and joining herself. Beede was left with several broken bones, skull fractures and severe head trauma.

“It’s horrific. It’s heinous. It’s probably one of the worst attacks and homicides that I’ve ever seen,” Vermont Superior Court Judge Nancy Waples said from the bench according to the local CBS station.

Barber offered an apology to the court and the victim’s family, saying, “I just want to say how truly sorry I am that I let any of this happen.”

Beede’s sister rejected the gesture, saying, “There’s no apology for something like this.”

Random movies

  • Funkytown (2011)  

    Funkytown (2011)

    Set in Montreal during the disco phenomenon some 35 years ago, Funkytown follows the life of a group of colorful characters. We follow their lives and tribulations as everyone converges on a regular basis at Montreal's hot disco spot: Starlight. Along the way, several events take place that change these characters' lives. As these characters' lives unfold, the Parti Québécois takes power changing the cultural landscape in Quebec while the disco craze slowly fades. While we keep up with these...