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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 04:37 PM
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Was Alferd Packer the original freeper?
Alferd Packer was the last man in America to be sentenced to hang for cannibalism. Legend says Judge Melville Gerry read his sentence this way...

"Stand up yah voracious man-eatin' sonofabitch and receive yir sitince. When yah came to Hinsdale County, there was siven dimmycrats. But you, yah et five of 'em, goddam yah. I sintince yah t' be hanged by th' neck ontil yer dead, dead, dead, as a warnin' ag'in reducin' th' Dimmycratic populayshun of this county. Packer, you Republican cannibal, I would sintince ya ta hell but the statutes forbid it."
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