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’s Execution Drug Supply Expires In One Year
Records show that Ohio has enough of its execution drug to complete seven of its 10 scheduled lethal injections.
The expiration of the supply of pentobarbital in September 2013 will force the state to either find a different version of pentobarbital or switch to another drug altogether.
The drug’s manufacturer prohibits its use for executions.
Prisons agency spokeswoman JoEllen Smith said the department will be working with state pharmacists and the attorney general’s office to address the issue.
Prisons director Gary Mohr testified in federal court in March that an altered version of pentobarbital or a supply imported from overseas would not necessarily violate the prison’s execution policies.
Other states are also facing possible shortages of pentobarbital, and Missouri switched to another drug altogether earlier this year.