The Oldest Cold Case Ever “Solved” is Now Still Unsolved. Jack McCullough’s Conviction Overturned.

We have reported on the case of Jack McCullough here before.  Please see:  https://wrongfulconvictionsblog.org/2016/03/25/illinois-prosecutor-says-man-convicted-in-oldest-cold-case-is-innocent/

An Illinois judge has recently overturned Jack’s conviction in the 1957 abduction and murder of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph in Sycamore, IL.

See the CNN story here.

 

5 responses to “The Oldest Cold Case Ever “Solved” is Now Still Unsolved. Jack McCullough’s Conviction Overturned.

  1. Phil, Great post and article!

  2. There is a Lifetime documentary — “Footsteps in the Snow” — on that case that goes to the heartfelt emotions of it. That is what I remember most about the doc, and that is the problem. Wanting justice for a child and getting justice are two different problems. The first does not require proof beyond a reasonable doubt. The second does.

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