Episode 1: Take a Bath

On the morning of August 17, 1984, Darlene Hulse was at home in rural Argos, Indiana with her three young daughters when a stranger came to the door and forced himself on her. The two oldest girls ran for help while the man continued to attack Darlene on the floor of her living room, using a fireplace poker from Darlene’s own woodburning stove. The attack was so brutal that Darlene’s 1-year-old, who was in a diaper on the floor nearby, was splattered with her mother’s blood. In episode one of The Deck Investigates, which features interviews from Darlene’s daughters, who are the only eyewitnesses to her murder, we walk you through the horrific crime minute by minute.