Mayor Miro Weinberger Statement in Response to Arrest of Suspects of Amos Beede Homicide


June 3, 2016
Contact:  Katie Vane


Mayor Miro Weinberger Statement in Response to Arrest of Suspects of Amos Beede Homicide


“I want to thank and congratulate the Burlington Police Department, in particular the detective unit, for their success in apprehending the four suspects in the murder of Amos Beede, and for bringing a measure of closure to the community after this terrible incident.

Amos was by all accounts a kind, caring, and loving individual. I extend my condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time.  I also would like to thank the Pride Center of Vermont for planning a memorial service for Amos on Wednesday, June 8 at 6:00 pm at Perkins Pier and giving the community the opportunity to remember and honor Amos’s life.

While the current evidence suggests that the attack of Amos may not have been a bias incident, the tragedy and the arc of Amos’s life remind us that transgender individuals face unique challenges and vulnerabilities that we must continue to work to address.”



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