Local officials are asking for calm
Frederick, Md.(DG) – Local officials are asking for calm as two teenage brothers accused of attacking a man at the Great Frederick Fair are appearing in court this week.
On Sunday Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner and Frederick City Mayor Michael O’Connor issued a joint statement ahead of this week’s hearing:
“In anticipation of this week’s court hearings on the incident at the Frederick Fair, we urge all our residents to be united and stand firm in our shared American values of fairness and justice for all.
We share in our community’s compassion and concern for John Weed’s family and for their incredible loss. We also recognize that the families of the two defendants involved are grieving and fearful.
Our judicial system was created to ensure that justice is served with fairness and dignity. As the court proceedings move forward this week, we urge all our residents to be a model for truth, kindness, peace and goodwill.”
Last month the brothers, 15 and 16 years old were taken into custody for attacking 59-year-old John Weed at the fair. The next day Weed died from his injuries.
The boys are currently charged as juveniles. The 15-year-old faces a manslaughter charge, and his 16-year-old brother is facing a second degree assault charge.
During a hearing in September a Frederick County judge ordered the teens to remain in custody.