Who was Vicki Lynne Hoskinson, victim of Arizona inmate Frank Atwood?

Arizona’s second execution up to now this year is scheduled for Wednesday. 

Frank Jarvis Atwood was sentenced to dying in 1987 for the kidnapping and homicide of Vicki Lynne Hoskinson. His scheduled execution on Wednesday takes place lower than a month after the May execution of Clarence Dixon —  the state’s first since 2014. 

Here’s a take a look at Vicki’s story:

Who was Vicki Lynne Hoskinson?

At 8 years previous, Vicki was solely starting to find herself.

She stood about 4 ft tall and her lengthy, auburn hair had simply been minimize brief a number of weeks earlier than she disappeared within the fall of 1984, her mother, Debbie Carlson, mentioned at a clemency listening to for Atwood in March.

Deborah Carlson, mother of murder victim Vicki Lynn Hoskinson, at the 1985 funeral with daughters Stephanie Hoskinson and Carrie Carlson along with Vicki Lynne's father, Rodney Hoskinson (far right).

Her household lived within the Flowing Wells space of northern Tucson the place almost every other home had a Neighborhood Watch sign in its entrance window. She had additionally simply begun third grade a few mile away at Homer Davis Elementary School. 

Vicki preferred taking part in with Barbies and using her pink bike, Carlson mentioned. 

Her favourite meals had been Spaghetti O’s and french fries, however she may additionally “put away six or seven tacos in a heartbeat,” Carlson mentioned on the listening to. 

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