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.
Defense To Seek New Trial For Ohio Serial Killer
A document filed in a Cleveland court shows attorneys for a serial killer sentenced to death last week plan to request a new trial, alleging juror misconduct.
A motion filed Friday said the jury forewoman was prejudiced against 51-year-old Anthony Sowell. He was convicted of killing 11 women whose remains were found in his Cleveland home in 2009.
Defense attorney Rufus Sims said the motion was filed prematurely and that the defense is working on a replacement. He said the defense has to wait until 14 days after the sentencing before they can request a new trial.
The attorneys cite comments made by the forewoman after the trial, including her statement that Sowell winked at her at one point.