Judge overturns 1957 cold case murder conviction


Judge overturns 1957 cold case murder convictionJudge overturns 1957 cold case murder conviction

The man convicted in the oldest cold case ever brought to court broke into a wide grin as a judge ordered him released from prison Friday and granted him a new trial.


Jack McCullough, 75, was serving a life sentence for the 1957 murder of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph. Judge William P. Bradley threw out the conviction after a prosecutor found “clear and convincing evidence” that McCullough was wrongly found guilty.

He was freed shortly after the hearing and was whisked away in a car driven by a family member.
After the judge’s ruling, McCullough turned toward his stepdaughter, Janey O’Connor, and flashed her a private signal that she says means “I love you.” She was seated behind him and broke into tears but managed a big smile back.

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Possible Wilson

Mehn its really an old case…

Anthony Dugbo
Anthony Dugbo

Wasted years gosh! That’s quite a long time!