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.
Business Insider Emails & Alerts
Site highlights each day to your inbox.