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 Board Recommends No Mercy For Girl’s Killer
The Ohio Parole Board has recommended against mercy for a condemned killer facing execution next month under the state’s new, untested lethal injection process.
The board’s unanimous decision Thursday moves death row inmate Ronald Phillips one step closer to being executed for the 1993 rape and killing of his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter in Akron. The governor has the final say.
Ohio has until Nov. 1 to announce whether it’s using a non-FDA-regulated dose of pentobarbital mixed by a specialty pharmacy for the Nov. 14 execution. The alternative is proceeding with intravenous doses of two other drugs.
The state’s supply of regular pentobarbital expired last month after the manufacturer put it off-limits for executions.
Phillips’ attorneys argue he was the victim of childhood rape. The state says Phillips long denied that.