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Pep the murderer

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"Pep, The Cat-Murdering Dog" was a black Labrador Retriever admitted to Eastern State Penitentiary on August 12, 1924. Prison folklore tells us that Pennsylvania Governor Gifford Pinchot used his executive powers to sentence Pep to Life Without Parole for killing his wife's cherished cat. Prison records support this story: Pep's inmate number (C-2559) is skipped in prison intake logs and inmate records.
 
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OH :eek:

But in early 1924 he began to develop a bad of chewing on the cushions of the front porch sofa.
Pinchot decided that the unruly dog had to go and a trip to a penitentiary in Maine had given him the perfect solution.
Pep was sent to Eastern State Penitentiary, but not as a prisoner.

So the naughty dog was packed off to prison as a pet where he became a favourite among the inmates.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...lling-Pennsylvania-governors-beloved-cat.html
 
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