Judge On Friday Could Decide Verdict In ’57 Murder Case

SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) — The defense has rested its case on behalf of a Seattle man accused of killing a 7-year-old northern Illinois girl in 1957.

Attorneys for 72-year-old Jack McCullough rested their case after calling just a few witnesses over a few hours on Thursday. The judge recessed shortly after the defense finished and suggested he could rule Friday after closing arguments.

McCullough has pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and killing Maria Ridulph in Sycamore on Dec. 3, 1957.

McCullough was arrested in 2011 after his former girlfriend talked to investigators.

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