Judge overturns 1957 cold case murder conviction

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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.

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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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Mehn its really an old case…

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