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1957 Murder Case being Re-Evaluated

A murder case that belonged to the 1957 era is being re-evaluated. The man who is being convicted says that the evidence trumped up against him is flimsy and insubstantial.

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He is well into his old age. Jack Daniel McCullough stands convicted of a crime that he probably never committed. The year 1957 stands out as a time when a brutal murder took place. A neighbor’s daughter was kidnapped and stabbed to death by a man whom many say is none other than McCullough. Of course, he was a mere teenager way back then. 

And his statement, spoken in a fit of nostalgia, that the girl looked like a Barbie doll, didn’t help in his case either. He has now written a tediously lengthy appeal to the law enforcement authorities saying that he deserves to restate his case. 

According to McCullough, the charges brought against him are absolutely false and based on insubstantial evidence. The clues were gathered due to emotional reasons and there is not a shred of evidence that he was the killer. 

The seven year old girl that got killed so many years ago was named Maria Ridulph. The manner in which the innocent little girl was killed in cold blood was so shocking that it came to the notice of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. 

Among the evidence, there are scraps of memories brought forth from the subconscious by various people including relatives. The evidence included "personal memories of what occurred 55 years ago; a photo identification made 53 years after the incident; testimony from jailhouse informants; innocuous statements from the defendant; and an improperly admitted and inconclusive statement from the defendant's mother while on morphine and Haldol just before her death."

There is no forensic evidence to back up the claim that he, McCullough, was indeed the homicidal egomaniac who had attacked the unfortunate girl some 60 odd years ago. 

"The evidence against Jack McCullough," the appeal contended, "was so unreasonable, so improbable, and so unsatisfactory as to create a reasonable doubt that he was responsible for a 1957 murder, kidnapping, and abduction of an infant."

This particular situation happens to be the oldest cold case in the history of the United States. McCullough is in his 70s by now. He has appeared on several occasions before the media to prove his innocence. But the law as they say is an ass! It does not mete out true justice and has allowed all his pleas to go in one ear and out the other.  

Source: CNN

 

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