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.
Court: Reconsider Ohio Inmate’s DNA Test Request
The Ohio Supreme Court said a judge should reconsider an inmate’s request for new DNA testing on a cigarette butt from the scene of a double murder that led to the prisoner’s death sentence.
The 5-2 ruling Thursday clarifies the handling of requests for retesting DNA after convictions in Ohio. It said a lower court wrongly denied Tyrone Noling’s second request for new testing without considering updated requirements in state law.
Earlier testing showed Noling hadn’t smoked the cigarette. He contends technological advances make it possible to identify the smoker and determine whether that person was among previously undisclosed suspects.
The court said re-testing is allowed under certain conditions, including disclosing new information that an earlier test couldn’t.
Noling was convicted of killing a Portage County couple in 1990.