Frederick Teen Involved In Fatal Assault At The Fair To Be Placed In Behavioral Modification Program

The judge called it a ‘flat out horrible case.’



Frederick, Md (KM) A 15-year-old boy who assaulted a man at the Great Frederick Fair last year will be placed in a long term behavioral modification program. This decision on Friday by Circuit Court Judge Bill Nicklas follows  recommendations from the State’s Attorney’s Office. The teenager pleaded guilty last month to involuntary manslaughter.

The judge called it a “flat out horrible case,” stating that the victim, John Weed of Mount Airy, did nothing to deserve being hit by the 15-year-old . Weed was flown to Shock Trauma for treatment of his injuries and died the next day.

The 15-year-old and his 16-year-old brother had asked Weed for money, but he refused. They continued to follow Weed even though his family members told them to leave him alone.

The youth will remain in the custody of the Department of Juvenile Services pending placement in the program.

The teenager’s 16-year-old brother is charged with two counts of 2nd-degree assault and is awaiting  trial.


By Kevin McManus