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Sioux City Journal siouxcityjournal.com 25 Jan, 2023 22:15 am

Iowa man who killed stepson, abused wife dies in prison

Iowa man who killed stepson, abused wife dies in prison
An 84-year-old Iowa man who was sentenced to life in prison last year for killing his stepson has died in prison. The Iowa Department of Corrections announced this week that

Thomas Knapp was also convicted of willful injury and two counts of domestic abuse assault for beating his now ex-wife, Darlene Knapp.People are also reading… Darlene Knapp testified that Thomas Knapp beat her in their bedroom the day of the shooting.After Juzek collapsed, Knapp shot him a second time while Darlene Knapp watched, she said.' Thomas Knapp, 84, died Thursday of natural causes after a chronic illness while in hospice at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center, the Iowa Department of Corrections announced.

She said Knapp shot Juzek through the bedroom door.Knapp was convicted in September of first-degree murder and willful injury in the May 11, 2020, death of 51-year-old Kevin Juzek in their rural Merrill home, The Sioux City Journal reported.

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