- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) - A DeKalb judge has scheduled a hearing for next month to determine if a prosecutor made statements that compromised his objectivity in the case of a 7-year-old girl’s killing in 1957.

The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/29H9YDD ) Judge William Brady on Tuesday set a hearing for Aug. 5 in connection with the slaying of Maria Ridulph. Jack McCullough was sentenced to life in prison in 2012 in the girl’s death. But DeKalb County State’s Attorney Richard Schmack said a review found flaws and determined McCullough’s alibi was solid, resulting in his conviction being overturned and his release.

Maria Ridulph’s brother, Charles Ridulph, claims Schmack promised during the 2012 campaign that he would drop murder charges against McCullough. Schmack has said he acted only within the obligation of his role as prosecutor.

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Information from: The Daily Chronicle, https://www.daily-chronicle.com

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