An attorney for one of the suspects accused in Amos Beede’s death wants Beede’s medical records.
Police say the transgender man was beaten and left for dead at a Burlington homeless camp in May.
22 year old Myia Barber has pleaded not guilty to second degree murder in connection to Beede’s death.
Her attorney David Sleigh served a subpoena to the state hospital to obtain Beede’s medical and psychiatric records.
Under HIPPA rules a judge has to sign off on that. A judge has ordered the defense to explain how the records are relevant to their case, says Defense Attorney, David Sleigh.
“Keeping your cards close to you is a huge advantage in the defense, so we are faced with this conundrum about having to establish why the records are relevant, at the same time not try to reveal our defense strategy.”
The defense has until October 1st to file a more explicit request for Beede’s records.
There are 4 others charged in connection with Beede’s death.