Black Teen Now Charged With Manslaugher In Frederick County Fair Incident

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Maryland teen accused in a deadly altercation at an agricultural fair has been charged with manslaughter.
News outlets report the 15-year-old and his 16-year-old brother have also been charged with assault. On Monday, Circuit Judge Julie Stevenson Solt ordered the brothers to remain in juvenile detention.
Prosecutors say the brothers attacked 59-year-old John Weed at The Great Frederick Fair last month.
Frederick County State’s Attorney Charlie Smith says Weed said no when one of the teens asked him for a dollar . Smith says the 15-year-old punched Weed in the head causing him to fall to the ground. Weed later died.
A hearing Nov. 19 could determine whether their cases will be moved to adult court.

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