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.
Lawyer: Ohio Inmate Didn’t Know Of Late Appeal
A lawyer in Ohio says a death row inmate who apparently hanged himself over the weekend didn’t know his legal team had just received new information about his case that could have delayed his execution.
Billy Slagle was pronounced dead Sunday after he was found in his cell at the Chillicothe Correctional Institution. A coroner says preliminary autopsy results are consistent with suicide.
Slagle’s attorneys found out late Friday that prosecutors had offered their client a plea deal before his 1988 trial but that Slagle’s former attorneys didn’t tell him about the offer. The Columbus Dispatch first reported their discovery.
Slagle’s attorneys say they were planning to ask the Ohio Supreme Court on Monday to stop the execution. It had been scheduled for Wednesday.