By Radio.com Staff
Two Juggalos in Maryland have been charged with attempted murder for trying to kill their housemate who they feel “disrespected” the Insane Clown Posse.
According to CBS Washington, D.C., a 31-year-old man was savagely beaten by 33-year-old Paul Martin Hurst and 35-year-old Cary Lee Edwards on Monday morning (Aug. 4) in his home near Hebron, Maryland.
Court documents state that the man suffered from fractures to his nasal area and face, brain bleeding, swelling around his eyes, 11 broken ribs and a liver laceration.
It was also reported that the two men tried to unsuccessfully carve a tattoo from the victim’s arm before dousing his arm with a flammable liquid and setting fire to it. “This burning was in an attempt to remove a tattoo that Edwards did not believe that Swanson earned,” police documents state. No word if the tattoo is Insane Clown Posse related.
The victim’s arm had to be amputated below the elbow. He is now in critical condition at a Baltimore burn center.
The two assailants say the attack stemmed from the victim’s treatment of his girlfriend. But as Delaware Online reports, the cops are also looking into the “strong possibility” of the two mens’ affiliation with the Juggalos, who are classified as a “gang,” by the FBI.
A police detective told Delaware Online that the suspects “felt the victim disrespected the Insane Clown Posse.”
“To them, he had to pay the consequences,” the detective said.
Hurst and Edwards, who are each facing various charges including first-degree attempted murder, remain held without bond.