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Episode 1: The Devil You Know: The John Hoskins Murders

In 1919, Irene Hoskins burst into her neighbors house, bleeding profusely. The story she told them would change their lives forever. What horrible event took place at the Hoskins’ rural Iowa farm?

 

Sources

Triple Murder Near Prescott.” Adams County Free Press, 1/15/1919

Bad Murder at Prescott.” Adams County Free Press, 1/18/1919

Hoskins is Indicted.” Adams County Free Press, 1/23/1919

Jurors are Drawn.” Adams County Free Press, 2/12/1919

His Attorney Here.” Adams County Free Press, 2/13/1919

J.R. Hoskins Pleads Guilty.” Adams County Free Press, 2/22/1919

Hoskins Pleads Guilty.” Adams County Free Press, 2/26/1919

Hoskins Case Testimony.” Adams County Free Press, 3/1/1919

Iowa, Consecutive Registers of Convicts, 1867 – 1970

U.S. Census Records

State of Iowa Marriage Records

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