- A special prosecutor was appointed to look into a perjury claim in a 1957 cold case
- Jack McCullough was wrongfully convicted of 1957 murder of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph
- Brian Towne was appointed to determine if police lied about interrogation tape
- CNN learns there's an outstanding request for a special prosecutor to look into Towne
(CNN)The Illinois special prosecutor investigating whether authorities manipulated evidence to convict an innocent man of a 1957 child murder soon may be answering to a special prosecutor himself.
Maria Ridulph's murder went unsolved for half a century. Then detectives pursued a tip, and a man was brought to trial and convicted in the 1957 murder of the 7-year-old in Sycamore, Illinois. Now that man is free. Ann O'Neill's 2013 series on the case, "Taken," raised questions about whether the trial was unfairly one-sided.