Judge overturns 1957 cold case murder conviction; Jack McCullough goes free
Sycamore, Illinois (CNN) – 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.
Judge Vacates Conviction of Man Accused of 1957 Killing of Illinois Girl
New York Times,
CHICAGO — A 76-year-old man who a prosecutor says was wrongly convicted in the 1957 killing of an Illinois schoolgirl was released from prison Friday shortly after a judge vacated his conviction, meaning one of the oldest cold cases tried in the nation’s history has officially gone cold again.
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Judge orders McCullough released from custody, vacates his conviction
SYCAMORE – Jack McCullough walked free Friday for the first time since his 2011 arrest after a DeKalb County judge vacated his murder conviction, and he could be less than a week away from vindication.
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