Appeal denied for man convicted of kidnapping, killing Tucson gi - Tucson News Now

BREAKING

Appeal denied for man convicted of kidnapping, killing Tucson girl in 1984

Frank Jarvis Atwood (Source: Arizona Department of Corrections) Frank Jarvis Atwood (Source: Arizona Department of Corrections)
Vicki Lynne Hoskinson (Source: Wikimedia Commons) Vicki Lynne Hoskinson (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

An appeal has again been denied for the man convicted of kidnapping and killing a young Tucson girl more than 30 years ago.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently rejected four arguments by Frank Jarvis Atwood. Read the decision HERE.

Atwood, who was sentenced to death on a first-degree murder charge and life in prison on a kidnapping charge, has been filing appeals and requesting new sentencing since his conviction in 1987.

The 60-year-old Atwood was found guilty of kidnapping and killing 8-year-old Vicki Lynne Hoskinson in Tucson in September 1984.

Months before Vicki's death, Atwood had been released from a California prison for kidnapping and molesting a young boy there.

According to investigators, Vicki was riding her pink bike to mail a birthday card to her aunt when she was abducted by Atwood.

Atwood killed the young girl and dumped her body in a desert area off Ina Road, authorities said.

Atwood fled to Texas, but was arrested days later.

He was initially was charged with kidnapping. The murder charge was added in 1985 when Vicki's remains were found by a hiker.

Investigators said they were able to connect Atwood to the disappearance after they discovered pink paint from her bike on the car Atwood was driving. They also said they found nickle plating from Atwood's car on Vicki's bike.

Copyright 2017 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Boy beaten with hammer while protecting sister dies

    Boy beaten with hammer while protecting sister dies

    Sunday, September 24 2017 2:13 AM EDT2017-09-24 06:13:24 GMT
    Sunday, September 24 2017 2:13 AM EDT2017-09-24 06:13:24 GMT

    The suspect in the beatings faces charges of murder, attempted murder, and lewd acts with a child under 14.

    The suspect in the beatings faces charges of murder, attempted murder, and lewd acts with a child under 14.

  • Don't talk about mom: NFL players angry over Trump's insult

    Don't talk about mom: NFL players angry over Trump's insult

    Monday, September 25 2017 2:17 AM EDT2017-09-25 06:17:27 GMT
    Monday, September 25 2017 11:04 AM EDT2017-09-25 15:04:32 GMT

    Players, owners and commissioners past and present chastised the president for his divisive remarks, but the angriest responses came from players upset that he'd insulted their mothers.

    Players, owners and commissioners past and present chastised the president for his divisive remarks, but the angriest responses came from players upset that he'd insulted their mothers.

  • Tennessee church shooting suspect charged with murder

    Tennessee church shooting suspect charged with murder

    Monday, September 25 2017 3:27 AM EDT2017-09-25 07:27:49 GMT
    Monday, September 25 2017 11:05 AM EDT2017-09-25 15:05:22 GMT

    Police charged the suspected gunman, who killed one and shot six at a Tennessee church Sunday, with one count of murder and said multiple charges were pending.

    Police charged the suspected gunman, who killed one and shot six at a Tennessee church Sunday, with one count of murder and said multiple charges were pending.

Powered by Frankly