Saturday, August 30, 2014

Barton McNeil: Limited DNA testing allowed; Found guilty of murdering his daughter in 1998; WJBC;

STORY: "New DNA testing allow(ed) in McNeil murder case," by Adam Studzinski, published by WJBC on August 26, 2014.

SUB-HEADING: "Barton McNeil was found guilty in 1998 of murdering his daughter."

GIST: "A McLean County judge has ruled DNA testing on several pieces of evidence in the case of a man convicted of murdering his daughter in 1998 will be allowed. Barton McNeil is currently in prison for the death of his daughter, Christina McNeil. Judge Scott Drezewski ruled on Tuesday DNA testing will be allowed on stains found on the victims bed sheets, a latent finger print found at the murder scene and a window screen found at the scene.........McNeil has also claimed he did not murder his daughter. He has said his girlfriend at the time, Misook Wang, might be the true murderer. Wang was convicted in 2012 of killing her mother-in-law. McNeil and his defense attorneys believe this new DNA testing might show the presence of someone else the night of Christina's death."

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See Innocence Project page:  "The realization that Misook is in fact capable of murder under extremely similar circumstances, coupled with the incomplete forensic evidence presented at Bart’s original trial, has prompted the Illinois Innocence Project to review Bart’s case and assist him in his pursuit of proving his innocence.  The Project seeks to have the above items of evidence tested via the latest DNA technology, including “Touch DNA” procedures."


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