October 1, 2019

USA: 59-Year-Old Man Died From Being Sucker Punched In The Head Several Times. The Man Was The Victim Of A Completely Unprovoked Attack By The TEENS WHO LIED He Racially Provoked Them.

Look at the tweet above from the Church of Ogun. They haven't bothered deleting this lie. This tweet has over 1,000 retweets and over 2,000 likes. Their tweet reads, "A white supremacist tried to racially antagonize a group of Black kids at the Frederick Fair in MD. He started calling them the N-word, and one of the kids, fearing for his life, punched the racist man. The white supremacist later died and two innocent Black victims were charged." (emphasis mine)
KTLA5 News, Los Angeles local
written by CNN Newswire
Monday September 23, 2019

Two teenagers have been charged in connection with the death of a man found injured at the Great Frederick Fair in Maryland.

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an assault Friday near the midway area of the fairgrounds and found the 59-year-old victim unconscious, a news release from the agency said.

The man was flown to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for further treatment; he died Saturday, the release said. He was identified on Monday as John Marvin Weed, of Mount Airy, Maryland.

Witnesses told investigators the man was the victim of an unprovoked attack, and two juvenile suspects were identified and located by deputies, the sheriff’s office said.

No weapons were used in the attack, the news release said.

The teens, a 15-year-old male and a 16-year old male, are in the custody of the Department of Juvenile Services awaiting a hearing.

They have both been charged, with the 15-year-old facing charges of reckless endangerment and first- and second-degree assault. The 16-year-old was charged with one count of second-degree assault, the news release said. They have not been identified.

The sheriff’s office said it is working with prosecutors on possible additional charges.

The victim’s body has been sent to the state medical examiner’s office for an autopsy and the sheriff’s office is consulting with the state attorney’s office to determine whether the teens will face additional charges, the sheriff’s office said.

WJZ published Sept 23, 2019: Teen Brothers Charged In Fatal Assault Of 59-Year-Old Man At Frederick Fair. Police have identified the man who was killed in an attack allegedly by two teens at the Great Frederick Fair this weekend.

ABC7 News, WJLA local
written by Kevin Lewis
Saturday September 21, 2019

The Frederick County Sheriff's Office has charged two teens for the random, unprovoked physical attack of a man at the Great Frederick Fair.

The victim was found near the midway area of the fairgrounds around 5:36 p.m. Friday, lying unconscious. Police interviewed multiple witnesses who told them the victim had been minding his own business.

On Monday, the Frederick County Sheriff's identified the victim as 59-year-old John Marvin Weed of Mt. Airy, Maryland.
Maryland State Police airlifted the victim to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore where he died from his injuries Saturday. An autopsy is now scheduled at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine an exact cause of death.

According to law enforcement sources, the two teenage suspects, ages 15 and 16, may have been playing the so-called "knockout game" at the time of the wanton attack. A spokesperson for the Frederick County Sheriff's Office would not confirm that notion but stated it would "certainly be looked at."

Authorities have charged the 15-year-old with first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment. The 16-year-old is charged with second-degree assault. Prosecutors may very well tack on additional counts — such as manslaughter or murder — in light of the victim's death. Both teens are currently in the custody of the Department of Juvenile Services pending a hearing in Frederick County Circuit Court.

No weapons are thought to have been used in the assault.

Sources tell ABC7 that two Snapchat videos captured the attack as it unfolded in vivid detail. That video helped identify the teenage suspects involved, sources further shared.

Photos obtained by ABC7 show more than 20 uniformed officers at the fairgrounds and one of the suspects being led away in handcuffs.

"The Great Frederick Fair’s number one priority is the safety and security of our guests," officials stated in a post on the fair's Facebook Page. "To dispel rumors of the events of last night, while there was an assault, there was NO shooting and NO stabbing. The team of security and law enforcement was able to respond rapidly to control and contain the incident. The investigation into this incident remains active and any further information regarding the assault will be released from the Sheriff’s Office."

Anyone with information related to this fatal assault is asked to contact Frederick County Detective Jen Skelley at 301-600-1046, or through the tip line at 301-600-4131.


Both teenage suspects live in an apartment building along Taney Avenue in Frederick. On Sunday afternoon, people inside of that unit could be heard discussing the criminal case.

"He was only trying to protect his brother," a man stated. "This is ridiculous."

ABC7's knocks at the front door went unanswered.


Dispatcher: "We have reports of a cardiac arrest. It originally came in across the street from the fairgrounds: 502 East Patrick. Now they’re saying that the phone is hitting in the area of the area of the Ferris wheel."

Deputy: "Sheriff's department was just notified of an assault in progress by the Ferris wheel as well."

Dispatcher: "We're trying to determine if they're related."

Dispatcher: "Units responding to 502 East Patrick, it's now reported to be inside the fairground."

Dispatcher: "Based on the four different callers that we currently have, it seems that the cardiac arrest and the assault in progress are one in the same."

Deputy: "We're getting reports these were [Governor Thomas Johnson High School] students who sucker punched somebody and they were out cold."

Deputy: “Do you want to start aviation for that?"

Deputy: "Yeah that’s probably a good idea to get aviation started. They could probably just meet them at the hanger.”

Deputy: "We're trying to make our way through this crowd first."

Dispatcher: "And they have contacted Trooper 2 with a 28-minute ETA to the hanger."

Deputy: "I've got one suspect in custody."

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