After “48 Hours” uncovered evidence that casts doubt on the verdict that sent a teacher to prison for the death of a 16-month-old boy, the Lake County Coroner was calling for authorities to reopen the case.
Police video shows suspect Melissa Calusinski being grilled by Lake Count detectives. Seventy-nine times, over the course of several hours, she denies any involvement in the death of of the toddler. Finally, after some nine hours, she changes her story.
Four months after Hadiya Pendleton’s murder, her parents continue to work toward making Chicago’s streets safer.
Chicago’s street violence will be getting more national attention this weekend.
Fifty-four years after the crime, 72-year-old Jack McCullough was arrested for the murder of Maria Ridulph. He talks with “48 Hours.”