Update: Frederick Fair Assault

Frederick – This morning, the Honorable Judge Julie Stevenson Solt ordered two juvenile defendants to remain held pending their next court appearance. The State filed waiver petitions to move the cases to adult court, thus canceling the hearing set for October 22nd.   The juvenile defendants, ages 15 and 16, are brothers. The 15-year-old has now been charged with manslaughter, 1st degree assault, and two counts of 2nd degree assault, and the 16-year-old defendant has been charged with two counts of 2nd degree assault. Judge Solt set a waiver hearing date for November 19th for both defendants.

On Friday, September 20th at approximately 5:36 p.m., Frederick County Sheriff’s Office deputies assigned to the Great Frederick Fair were notified of an assault near the midway area of the fairgrounds. A short time later, deputies located the victim, a 59 year old male, lying unconscious on the ground. EMS responded and the victim was flown out by Trooper 3 to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for further treatment. That victim, John Marvin Weed of Mount Airy, later died of his injuries. It is alleged that the 15-year-old juvenile male asked the victim for a dollar. At that point, the victim said no, and a verbal altercation occurred. The victim walked away, but the defendants are accused of punching him in the head while following him. Several minutes later, the 15-year-old juvenile male punched Mr. Weed in the head causing him to fall to the ground. As the victim laid on the ground, the 16-year-old brother spat on the victim.