It’s taken over a half-century for some closure, but family of a 7-year-old girl murdered in 1954 may get just that with the sentencing of 73-year-old Jack McCullough today.
McCullough was found guilty in the 1957 killing of Maria Ridulph of Sycamore. He was 17 at the time and known under a different name.
McCullough was arrested in Seattle last year after his half-sister convinced police to reopen the case.
Sentencing was originally scheduled for November 30th, but McCullough’s lawyers asked for the delay to prepare for the hearing.
He could get a life sentence.