MOUNT AIRY, Md. - The grieving family of a Maryland man who died after an attack at the Frederick Fair that police described as unprovoked last weekend has offered a public statement.
Two teenagers are charged with assault in connection with the death of 59-year-old John Weed.
According to the Frederick County sheriff, Weed was attending the Fair with his family when he was attacked.
Investigators believe the incident erupted when the suspects asked for a dollar.
Statement in full:
"Our lives have been changed forever do to the unprovoked vicious attack these individuals inflicted on my brother John Weed. He was my rock. We moved our parents, my daughter and my two young grandchildren to Frederick county a year ago, with the dream of living together and helping care for my aging parents. John immediately took on so many projects and all the day-to-day responsibilities of caring for us. He gave so much love to his young niece and nephew, 4-wheeler rides, playing in the pool, reading bedtime stories and so much more. After school each day his five-year-old nephew would come in the door and ask where Uncle Jay was. He would run downstairs to see what project he could help him with. Jay would always have a project for him be it painting, drywall work, building a fire pit or making furniture. He was Jay's little helper. My brother was the happiest I've ever seen him. Until September 20th. We just wanted to spend time together as a family at the fair, but due to this horrible act of unprovoked violence my brother is now dead. There is no excuse for what these individuals have done. If there are any other witnesses to this horrible act please contact the Frederick County Sheriff's Department. "
The family has also set up a GoFundMe page to deal with the unexpected costs that occurred in the wake of Weed’s untimely death.