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.
Parole Board Rejects Clemency Request From Mansfield Man
The Ohio Parole Board has recommended against mercy for a condemned killer who says he intended to rape his girlfriend’s 6-month-old daughter but not to kill her.
Attorneys for death row inmate Steven Smith say evidence shows the baby died because Smith was too drunk to realize his sexual assault was killing the child.
The Ohio Parole Board on Wednesday turned down Smith’s request for clemency, which included the argument that a death sentence must involve an intent to kill.
Prosecutors call the 1998 death of Autumn Carter the purposeful murder of a helpless baby girl.
Gov. John Kasich gets the final word on the fate of the 46-year-old Smith, who is scheduled to die May 1.