(CNN) Two days after clearing his name, the accused became the accuser. Jack Daniel McCullough filed a wrongful conviction lawsuit Friday in federal court in Rockford, Illinois, accusing police and prosecutors of engaging in "pervasive misconduct" to frame him for an infamous cold case murder. He alleges they fabricated evidence, manipulated witnesses and conspired to win his conviction at any cost. He also alleges they deliberately buried evidence that pointed to his innocence.
(CNN) Jack McCullough is innocent of the 1957 kidnapping and murder of a little girl and never should have been convicted, a judge ruled Wednesday. By granting the 77-year-old military veteran a certificate of innocence, Judge William Brady cleared McCullough's name for good. The decision also returned the killing of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph in Sycamore, Illinois -- the coldest murder case ever tried -- to the unsolved case files.
Sycamore, Illinois (CNN) A man wrongfully convicted of the 1957 murder of a little girl returns to a courtroom in his childhood hometown Thursday to ask a judge to clear his name for good. When Jack Daniel McCullough was found guilty in 2012, prosecutors believed they'd solved the coldest case ever successfully tried. But Judge William Brady overturned the conviction a year ago and ordered McCullough released from prison after a new prosecutor said he couldn't have done it.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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