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.
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