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Charge Upgraded for Teen Accused in Deadly Fair Assault

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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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