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.
Louisiana Inmates Who Killed Sunbury Man Plead Guilty
The Louisiana inmates who killed a Sunbury man two years ago pleaded guilty to kidnapping charges Monday in a Mississippi court.
Darian Pierce and Ricky Wedgeworth pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Jackson, Mississippi to one count each of kidnapping resulting in death.
Following an escape from a work detail in Louisiana in March 2011, Pierce and Wedgeworth traveled to Vicksburg, Mississippi where they assaulted and kidnapped David Cupps from a hotel for his rental car. Cupps, from Sunbury, was there on a business trip.
Cupps was killed. His body was found a few days later in Alabama.
Federal public defender George Lucas, who represents Wedgeworth, said the escaped inmates did not intend to kill anyone.
“Clearly they set out to commit a crime,” Lucas said. “But it’s very unfortunate Mr. Cupps lost his life and that his family lost Mr. Cupps.”
Pierce and Wedgeworth each face life in prison. Their sentencing is set for May 30.