- Associated Press - Monday, May 5, 2014

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) - A man who fatally shot his foster mother to death in 2000 in their West Burke home and served more than a decade in prison says he is now focused on being a contributing member of the community.

Scott Favreau was released from prison in April 2013 and is now living in Brattleboro on furlough from prison.

“What I did was horrible, but I’m not that person anymore. I’ve done a lot of things to change that,” said Favreau, now 31. “I made a mistake. I’ll move forward and do the best I can.”

Favreau works at a local business and recently moved in with his girlfriend and her 7-year-old son.

Favreau pleaded guilty in 2001 to second-degree murder in the shooting of Vicki Campbell-Beer, a Lyndon teacher. He was 17 at the time and had been taken in by her as a foster child.

He was sentenced to 17-years-to-life in prison. He is out of prison on furlough, which means if he violates the conditions of his release he can be returned to prison with few formalities.

“It’s up to him to continue to take responsibility and really attempt to make amends for his actions now that he is in the community,” Favreau’s probation and parole officer Melissa Barton tells the Brattleboro Reformer (https://bit.ly/1bI41RH ).

Then-14-year-old Tashia Beer, the teacher’s stepdaughter was also charged with persuading Favreau to kill Campbell-Beer. She has served prison time.

Campbell Beer’s family declined to comment to the Reformer when approached via victim services.


Information from: Brattleboro Reformer, https://www.reformer.com/

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