Dad Beaten To Death By Mob While Protecting Kids After Schoolyard Fight

  • A Maryland father died Saturday after sustaining life-ending injuries while defending his children after a schoolyard fight took a dark turn.
  • Christopher Michael Wright, 43, met two adults and three teens who approached his home on May 19 around 5 p.m. and assaulted him when Wright refused to let them speak with his fiancée’s son.
  • The boy, 14, had gotten in a fight at Brooklyn Park Middle School with another teen, and they wanted to continue the fight after school, but Wright told them he was not going to let them fight with the boy.
  • His fiancée, Tracy Karopchinsky, told 11 News that the suspects had then turned their attention on Wright, telling him that if the boy would not fight, they would fight with him instead.
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