Two Maryland Women Copped To Using A Dead Animal To Scare An African Family

dead racoonNot the hanged raccoon.

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Two Maryland women pleaded guilty Tuesday to hanging a dead raccoon on an African family’s porch.The women admitted to taking part in a racially motivated conspiracy to violate the family’s housing rights, according to a press release from the Department of Justice.

In April 2010, Dena and Brittany Whedbee conspired with three others to hang the dead raccoon from a noose to scare the family.

The women could go to prison for as long as 10 years and be forced to pay a $250,000 fine, prosecutors said.

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