Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
Biros execution canceled
The U.S. Supreme Court has called off today’s scheduled execution of convicted killer Kenneth Biros.
Prisons officials had prepared him for the execution scheduled at ten this morning. Six hours after that, the high court declined to hear the state’s appeal of an order from a Cincinnati-based federal appeals court to delay the execution.
The wait was tough on relatives of the victim who traveled to the prison in Lucasville in southern Ohio.
Biros has acknowledged he killed 22-year-old Tami Engstrom in 1991. Her body was cut up and the parts scattered across eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania.
The court delay is to allow him to argue with other inmates in a lawsuit saying Ohio’s method of execution by lethal injection is cruel and unusual punishment.