Man pleads guilty to hanging dead raccoon from noose

March 06, 2012|By Peter Hermann

From The Sun's John Fritze:

An Essex man pleaded guilty to federal civil rights charges for hanging a dead raccoon on the porch of a black family in Middle River two years ago, according to a plea agreement released by the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday.

Joshua Wall, 20, hanged the raccoon by a noose on the family's porch in April 2010 after a fight between a child who lived with Wall and the son of the victims' family, according to the agreement.

The Sun's Justin Fenton first wrote about the indictment last month. Here are more details from the plea agreement filed in federal court:

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