On June 24, 2009, football coach and town hero Ed Thomas was brutally killed by former player Mark Becker in front of 20 witnesses. The murder sent the people of Parkersburg, Iowa, reeling, but the motive would prove to be the most baffling aspect of the case.
A Minnesota State University football coach accused of producing child porn has made his first public statements since his August arrest. During a hearing Wednesday, Todd Hoffner told a judge that the videos showing his three young children in the nude are nothing more than recordings of the kids goofing around. “There was nothing inappropriate about any of these videos,” he said.