Sunday, March 30, 2014

Bulletin: James Snow: Barton McNeil; Illinois; The Pantagraph reports a rally urging the State's Attorney to move forward with DNA testing in two "old" cases;

STORY: "Rally urges DNA testing in old cases," by reporter David Proeber, published by the Pantagraph, on March 15, 2014.

 GIST: "Advocates for defendants who have challenged their convictions rallied in front of the McLean County Law and Justice Center Friday, asking the state's attorney to move forward with DNA testing in two cases.Supporters of Jamie Snow, convicted in 2001 of killing gas station attendant Billy Little, urged prosecutor Jason Chambers to approve ballistics testing on evidence.........Also attending was James Kluppelberg, exonerated of arson after serving 25 years. Mills urged DNA testing in the Snow and Barton McNeil cases. McNeil was convicted in 1998 of killing his daughter. He has maintained his innocence and argued his former girlfriend Misook Nowlin, convicted of murder in an unrelated case last year, is a solid suspect........."The state's attorney is the only one with control over who goes into prison. The time is right, the movement is coming, so let's do it," (Chicago lawyer Alan)  Mills said of the testing."

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