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Two months after a Maryland father was fatally beaten on camera, the suspect was finally apprehended.

Police announced Wednesday that an arrest has been made in the violent, on-camera death of a loving father from Maryland who was protecting his son from bullies at school.

The 43-year-old Christopher Wright was killed in May, and Trevor Taylor, 26, of Glen Burnie, was arrested in connection with the crime. He is currently being jailed on charges of manslaughter, assault, and disorderly conduct.

Chris Wright / Facebook


After three teens and two adults barged into Wright's Brooklyn Park house on May 19 to confront his son Trenton, 14, he sustained fatal brain damage.

According to sources at the time who spoke to The Post, Trenton had a fight at school over $30 with a different student who was later named in court documents as Taylor's nephew.

The nephew, two of his buddies, and another adult then accompanied Taylor as they arrived to Wright's house. The two lads were ordered to fight outside the house, and Taylor threatened to attack Wright if they didn't.

Wright then assaulted Taylor before hiding behind a car out of fear that the group would break into his house. After striking Wright in the face, Taylor lifted him off the ground and slammed him to the concrete, as shown in the graphic security video film.

Taylor resumed the assault as Wright's head hit the ground. A medical examiner's report states that his death the next day was ultimately caused by that injury. Cops aren't looking into any more potential suspects in the case.

According to court records, Taylor has a history of legal issues, including a 2015 accusation of forceful enter, a marijuana possession conviction, and driving infractions.

Another of Wright's children could be heard yelling "Daddy!" as the attackers ran away, leaving their father bleeding on the ground.

"That little kid's scream is a scream that you'll never forget," a neighbor remarked to The Post. His cry was audible in every direction. It was terrible.

In late May, sources told The Post that warrants had been issued in the case; at the time, Wright's upset wife Tracy Karopchinsky questioned why there hadn't been any arrests.

Authorities needed more time, according to sources, to piece together the details of the incident because Wright initiated the first blow as the altercation grew more heated.

Locals praised Wright for being a caring and loving father who watched over his children while Karopchinsky worked many jobs.

He looked after the children while she worked two double shifts five days a week. For them to be able to pay the mortgage, he was a Mr. Mom. Who will help with her kids now that her world has been flipped upside down, the neighbor asked.

Weeks before his passing, which occurred right in front of his family's new home, Wright sent a happy message on Facebook to celebrate it.

Wright recently shared something on social media on May 5 and it was a text image with the message, "No matter how good or bad your life is, wake up each day and be thankful you still have one."

Wright Facebook post

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