- Associated Press - Thursday, September 14, 2017

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A woman charged in a fatal assault at a Vermont homeless encampment has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Twenty-four-year-old Myia Barber of North Ferrisburgh is one of five suspects accused in the death of 38-year-old Amos Beede, who died several days after the attack in May 2016.

She had previously pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder charges. Thursday’s plea deal calls for a prison sentence of 10 to 15 years on the involuntary manslaughter charge.


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Police say Beede was attacked as a result of a feud between two homeless camps in Burlington.

Cases are pending for three other co-defendants who have all pleaded not guilty. A fifth person pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and is required to testify against her co-defendants.



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