BALTIMORE (AP) — An Essex man has pleaded guilty to hanging a dead raccoon from a noose on the porch of a black family in Middle River.

Joshua Wall, 20, pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to deprive a person of civil rights. He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine at sentencing Aug. 17.

According to a statement of facts, an acquaintance of Wall’s had an argument with the son of a black family in April 2010. Wall and four conspirators hatched a plan to scare the family, and two drove around to find a dead raccoon.

According to court documents, Wall and two conspirators made a noose and hung the raccoon on the family’s porch in the middle of the night.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (5)
  1. really says:


  2. NickNackPaddyWack says:

    pff racism is bigger in black then in whites.

  3. Patrick says:

    This occurred at my parents’ house. They’re glad and relieved now that they know who did it and why they did it. They live in a very diverse and friendly neighborhood; you can’t start judging the entire community because of the actions of some teenage thugs.

  4. joshua wall says:

    this is the defendent im deeply sorry for wat i did to the family i wasnt on my meds so i wasnt think for my self im not races it was about me sticking up for my ex girlfriends family becuz the son of the family jump my ex girls brother pease dont judge me for my sins god does that im the only one who told the truth and again im sorry

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