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Stanley Barton Hoss, Jr
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Birth: Mar. 1, 1943
Death: Dec. 6, 1978

Criminal. Stanley Hoss was rated as one of the most feared inmates in Western Pennitentary, where he was serving a life sentence for the murders of police officer, Joseph P. Zanella, Western Pennitentary Captain Walter L. Peterson, and possibly Linda and Lori Peugeot. His crime spree began when he was convicted for raping a 17-year-old girl, and escaped from the Allegheny County Workhouse while awaiting sentencing. A B.O.L.O. (be on the look out) was issued for Hoss last seen in a stolen yellow Corvette. On September 19,1969, Officer Zanella had just stepped out of the police station to go on routine patrol when he saw Stanley Hoss in the stolen yellow Corvette. Officer Zanella got in his police car and notified authorities that he was following Stanley Hoss, and that he was going to pull him over. He turned his lights on and pulled Hoss over in Oakmont, PA, at Allegheny River Boulevard and Plum Street. As Officer Zanella was walking up to the driver's seat window, Hoss fired two .25 caliber shots at him. The first shot missed and hit a concrete wall behind him, but the second shot struck Officer Zanella in the chest, piercing his heart. He immediately fell to the ground and tried to crawl to his patrol car to contact athorities. However, while crawling to his patrol car, he died. Hoss drove off and turned onto 6th street almost striking a female pedestrian. He drove to a garbage dump on Barkers Run Rd. in Plum, PA, just outside of Oakmont, PA, and abandoned the car. He then hitchhiked with a few employees of the garbage dump who were just getting off work. They dropped Hoss off at a parking lot where he stole a car and drove to LeVale, Maryland. There, on September 21, 1969, he kidnapped a young mother, Linda M. Peugeot and her two-year-old daughter, Lori. He told the mother to drive him to Canada. The next day while on the way to Canada, he murdered them both. Almost three weeks later, Hoss was captured in Iowa in a phone booth with the help of his girlfriend who cooperated with police in doing phone taps on him. A twelve-year-old boy that was at his dad's car shop witnessed the shooting death of Officer Joseph Zanella, and later testified at the trial. Hoss told the police that he left the bodies of the mother and daughter in Ohio and Kansas, but they were never found. Four years after those murders, Hoss, along with Daniel Delker and George Butler, would strike again on December 10, 1973, killing a Western Penitentiary officer, Captain Walter L. Peterson, with a chair. Captain Peterson had been promoted to Captain just three hours before the incident. Guards say that prior to the incident, Hoss did hundreds of pushups a day and was rated as one of the most feared inmates in Western Pennitentary. On December 6, 1978, Hoss was found dead hanging from a rope in his own cell.
 
 
Burial:
Lakewood Memorial Gardens
Dorseyville
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Always with Love
Record added: May 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37568202
Stanley Barton Hoss, Jr
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