A decision on whether a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision created a possibility for longtime death-row inmate Frank Jarvis Atwood to get a new sentencing hearing has been delayed by yet another Supreme Court case.
Deborah Carlson, 32, shows a picture of her daughter, Vicki Lynne Hoskinson. Lawyers for Vicki's killer will try to persuade a judge to reconsider a decision that kept them from arguing Atwood's original attorney was inadequate at his sentencing hearing.
Vicki disappeared on Sept. 17, 1984. Her skeletal remains were found seven months later.
A California man on death row nearly 26 years for kidnapping and murdering 8-year-old Vicki Lynne Hoskinson will be back in court today.
In case you haven't heard, Frank Jarvis Atwood, one of Arizona's longest residents on death row, is suing the state because he's not getting to visit his priest as often as he would like.
The Tucson man convicted in the 1984 kidnapping and killing of Vicki Lynne Hoskinson, 8, has filed a lawsuit against state prison officials over his religious freedoms.
A U.S. District Court judge has denied a motion that would’ve granted child-killer Frank Jarvis Atwood a hearing where his attorneys could argue detectives planted evidence that landed him on Arizona’s death row.
In case you are wondering, a federal judge still hasn't made a decision as to whether convicted killer Frank Jarvis Atwood's attorneys can present evidence they say proves the cops framed him in Vicki Lynne Hoskinson's 1984 death.
A federal judge is considering whether convicted child killer Frank Jarvis Atwood's attorneys should be allowed to present evidence they believe will prove detectives planted evidence.
In May I interviewed my second death row inmate in 22-years as a journalist.
Bobbie Farrell, 42, remembers Sept. 17, 1984 as though it were yesterday.
When she first heard Frank Jarvis Atwood was claiming authorities framed him for the murder of her 8-year-old daughter, Vicki Lynne Hoskinson, Debbie Carlson's reaction was, "Oh, give me a break."
It's been 25 years since Frank Jarvis Atwood ended up on death row for kidnapping and killing Vicki Lynne Hoskinson.