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.
A man who was freed after being wrongfully convicted died Monday afternoon. It was this time last year Timothy Howard stood and cheered when he heard the verdict that mirrored what he had said all along: he was innocent. Howard suffered a massive heart attack almost one year to the day of his court victory.
Six members of the eight person jury in the Timothy Howard wrongful imprisonment case voted in his favor and declared him innocent.
After a week of testimony a jury is deciding if a man wrongfully convicted of bank robbery and murder should be compensated for his time in prison. Timothy Howard spent 26 years in prison for a crime he says he did not commit. But state law requires Howard to prove his innocence. WOSU’s Mandie Trimble reports