Convicted murderer drops appeal

A Wisconsin man convicted of murdering a fellow inmate at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility in June 2020 has dropped his appeal of the conviction.

Eric T. Hall, 46, was charged and convicted of killing fellow FDCF inmate Thomas Daleske on June 14, 2020. Daleske, 59, was found unresponsive in his cell in the Grove Unit of the prison around 5:15 p.m. on that date.

Hall was convicted by a Webster County jury of first-degree murder in May 2021. On July 30, he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. A week later, Hall’s trial defense attorney, Paul Rounds, filed a notice of appeal.

On Jan. 18, Hall filed a voluntary dismissal of the appeal, ending the appeals process.

Hall is serving his life sentence at the Iowa State Penitentiary at Fort Madison.


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