Seth Brunell is a hitchhiker accused of murdering Fern Feather, a transgender woman in Vermont.
In March, Feather wrote on Facebook, “Time to tell the world I’m a hot trans woman in a currently male hot body suit!! Damn, it sure took long enough, didn’t it?! Please share this to free our other beauties!”
According to Vermont Public Radio, Feather’s death has upset and upset the community. Feather was stabbed.
Here’s what you need to know:
Brunell, who was receiving psychiatric treatment, claimed he turned down a sexual advance by Feather
According to VT Digger, Feather, 29, picked up Brunell while he was hitchhiking and they began spending time together.
Feather described Brunell to a friend as a “good guy” and “a special friend,” but around 8 a.m. on April 12, 2022, the Lamoille North Supervisory Union reported that a car “had been parked in their parking lot for a while and that there was.” someone inside is smoking a cigarette.” Brunell told authorities he was “recently discharged from Vermont State Psychiatric Care Hospital in Berlin and previously received a subpoena from Vermont State Police for theft of a vehicle,” VTDigger reported.
They found Brunell and Feather claiming they wanted to walk their dogs. A few hours later, Brunell is accused of confessing to Feather’s girlfriend that he killed her and saying that Feather “turned on me and went insane,” according to police reports obtained by VT Digger.
Police found Feather’s body and “a bloody 12-inch knife.”
According to VTDigger, citing a police affidavit, Brunell claimed Feather made a sexual advance, claiming “I was only defending myself,” but authorities found no injuries or signs of an “argument.”
Brunell told police Feather “attacked” him and said he turned down the advance because “I wasn’t gay,” adding, “I was just protecting myself.”
Feather has been described as “bringing joy to so many”.
The Pride Center of Vermont wrote in a statement on Facebook, “We are heartbroken at the loss of one of our community members, Fern Feather. Fern has brought such joy to so many who were honored to know her and we mourn the loss of her light in this world… The Pride Center plans to host a place for the community to come together and mourn. “
According to the Advocate, Vermont does not allow “gay panic” or “transpanic” crime defenses. The law specifically addresses “circumstances in which the victim made an unforced, non-criminal romantic or sexual advance towards the defendant,” the attorney said.
Feather has filled her Facebook page with nature photos
Feather wrote on Facebook that she “worked at the Salt Cafe” and “went to Lake Region Unified High School District 24.” Feather lived in San Marcos La Laguna, was single, and was from Montpelier, Vermont.
On Facebook, Feather filled her Facebook page mostly with images of nature, plants, and insects.
“I am so sorry that humanity has missed your path,” wrote a friend.
Nina Shoenthal, a friend of Federn, told Vermont Public Radio that Feather once stole an exotic turtle “to save it.”
“Fern was one of the most brilliant, colorful, loving, special, very special people you would ever meet,” Shoenthal told VPR. “The kind of person everyone loved. Everyone wanted to be close.”
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