- Associated Press - Thursday, May 19, 2016

SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) - The brother of a Sycamore girl killed in 1957 has added to his request for a special prosecutor in the dismissed murder case against Jack McCullough.

McCullough was sentenced to life in prison in 2012 in Maria Ridulph’s killing. But the successor to the state’s attorney who prosecuted the case says a review found flaws in the investigation and prosecution. McCullough was released April 15.

Charles Ridulph has asked for a special prosecutor against DeKalb County State’s Attorney Richard Schmack. The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/1OCzLqu ) Ridulph says in a DeKalb County Court filing this week that during his 2012 campaign Schmack allegedly promised to drop murder charges against McCullough.

Schmack has previously denied any conflict.

He says his office is preparing a response to be filed by June 3.

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


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