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.
Ohio Parole Board: No Mercy for Condemned Inmate
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The Ohio Parole Board is recommending against mercy for a condemned Ohio inmate who claims he’s innocent in a killing that sent him to death row.
The board voted 6-0 Wednesday opposing clemency for Mark Brown, scheduled to die Feb. 4 for killing a Youngstown convenience store owner in 1994.
Thirty-seven-year-old Brown received the death sentence for fatally shooting Isam Salman, owner of Midway Market in Youngstown. Brown also received a life sentence for the fatal shooting of store clerk Hayder Al-Turk the same night.
The death sentence involved killing two or more people during the same crime. Brown admits shooting Salman but says he’s innocent of killing Al-Turk.
The board’s recommendation goes now to Gov. Ted Strickland. (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)