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1957 Murder: Jack McCullough Appeals Murder Sentence

It was one of the oldest unsolved crimes in history to go to trial, and now there is an appeal. In 2012, Jack McCullough was sentenced to life in prison for the 1957 abduction and slaying of Maria Ridulph, a seven-year-old schoolgirl. McCullough allegedly abducted Ridulph from a northern Illinois street, then choked her and stabbed her to death. But …

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1957 Murder Cold Case Appealed by Lifer

In 2012, former police officer Jack McCullough was convicted of the 1957 kidnapping and murder of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph, a case that ran cold for almost 60 years. Now an Illinois court is considering an appeal filed by McCullough, whose lawyers claim that an eye-witness to 1957 events was having a “romantic notion.” A key witness of the crime was …

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