He crashed his single prop plane 3 miles short of the runway. Which could very well be an accident. Lots of experienced pilots make errors that cost them their lives. Its a tragic time of year to lose your life.
Of course if you are set to testify against your former bosses in a trial concerning a giant pile of felonies including vote tampering, your sudden and unusual death needs to be looked at more closely. Mr. Connell was claiming, and the state prosecution was taking him at his word, that Karl Rove (acting on orders from the GOP higher ups and El Presidente) instructed him to rig the election results in Ohio for the GOP.
Oh my! Votes being tampered with in a key state? Who knew?
At any rate the government of Ohio thought he was important enough to warrant Federal witness protection, though I guess Mukasey does not have to worry about that now.
Marine MP's to be used by the California Highway Patrol to man DUI checkpoints. Active Duty Marines. Isn't that a felony?
Hey, I am all for keeping drunks off the highway. However this sort of thing is illegal. Has been since the end of the Civil War. I'm just saying...
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Just a short update for now. Rest in peace Mr. Connell, you join a long tradition of witnesses against the government who died mysteriously in plane crashes shortly before testifing.