FORT DODGE, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Corrections says a prisoner, 44-year old Eric Hall has nowbeen charged with murder in the death of another inmate, 59-year old Thomas Andrew Daleske at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility.
On June 14th, Daleske was found deceased in his cell at approximately 5:15 PM. He had been serving a 45-year sentence for multiple charges related to Sexual Abuse and Lascivious Acts with a Child from Warren County and has been incarcerated since October 31, 2000.
The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation assisted the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility and Webster County Medical Examiner with the death investigation and determined Hall had been inside Daleske's cell shortly before the body was discovered. Hall was interviewed and admitted to killing Daleske. The Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy, and determined the cause of Daleske’s death to be strangulation with blunt force injuries to the head and, ruling the death a homicide.
On June 23, 2020, Hall was charged with First-Degree Murder in Webster County and remains in custody at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility.