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 To Require Independent Review Of Executions
The state of Ohio will require an independent review of lethal injections as part of an update to its execution policy.
Prisons department spokesman Carlo LoParo said a “comprehensive rewriting” of the policy was filed Friday with U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Frost. The judge had halted the July 19 execution of Kenneth Wayne Smith, citing “haphazard application” of certain death penalty protocols in the state.
The ruling led Gov. John Kasich to postpone an August execution to give the state time to address Frost’s concerns.
LoParo said the reviews are intended to ensure policy is followed and provide recommendations for improvement. He said changes also bolster required documentation and clarify instructions. The policy is to go into effect Sept. 18, two days before the state’s next scheduled execution.