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Two Held Without Bond After Tattoo Attack

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HEBRON, Md. (AP) — A Maryland judge has ordered two men held without bond on charges of attacking a housemate and trying to forcibly remove a tattoo from his arm.

Meanwhile, Wicomico County sheriff Mike Lewis said Wednesday that the 31-year-old victim of Monday’s attack had his right arm amputated below the elbow and remains in critical condition.

Investigators say 33-year-old Paul Martin Hurst of Hebron and 35-year-old Carey Lee Edwards of Williamsburg, Virginia, savagely beat the victim, then tried to carve and burn a tattoo from his arm.

Lewis says all three men are affiliated with the Juggalos, a cult fan base of the rap-metal duo Insane Clown Posse that the FBI has described as ganglike.

Lewis says the suspects thought the victim disrespected the Posse and didn’t deserve to wear the tattoo.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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