Podcast Series 6 Misook


Contact Barton McNeil

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Barton Monroe McNeil K-75924

PO Box 1000

Menard Correctional Facility

Menard IL 62259


TV Show “Deadly Women” OXYGEN, Snapped Sept 15

The true crime saga of Misook Nowlin, former girlfriend of Barton McNeil, will be airing on Oxygen channel Sept 15. There is no mention of this case tying into the McNeil murder case ( (Facebook/freebart) but when it becomes public knowledge and Bart is exonerated or retried this will become explosive. We are convinced of her guilt in the murder of Bart's daughter 16 years ago. This episode is the third production detailing the Misook Nowlin murder of Linda Tyda. Alas no mention of Barton's tie-in to the case tsk tsk. They did use a person that portrayed Misook who does seem to look like her though. And another actress to play Linda Tyda. Larry Tyda is featured, as is Edith Lunny and Assistant State's Prosecutor Kevin Sandborn who helped prosecute the case. As I have a TV cable subscription, I was able to log in and watch the following show for free.
Regrettably my Direct TV is in Mexico with no account that allows me to watch this.


Comments on “Death by Prison article

Pantagraph article

With new legal team, convicted killer

 no longer wants 'death by prison'

Edith Brady-Lunny

Jul 30, 2017

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BLOOMINGTON — A dozen years into a 100-year sentence for killing his daughter, Bart McNeil had lost contact with the world and given up any hope that his conviction would be reversed, despite his repeated claims that police ignored evidence pointing to another suspect — his former girlfriend, Misook Nowlin, who was later convicted of murdering her mother-in-law.(Read article for complete information)

Comment by Jeanne Ross:  In all likelihood McNeil’s estranged girlfriend, Misook Nowlin/Misook Wang is an outright serial killer. Photos accompanying the article, however, are misleading.  Barton McNeil is seen hunched over and in handcuffs.  Under protest, Barton had to wear a waist chain to which his hands were cuffed, severely limiting his movement,

Typically restraints are used only on inmates housed in the disciplinary segregation unit.  Instead, Barton resides in a low-aggression cell house in the prison’s general population.  Barton has had no disciplinary “tickets” in over eight years, nor has he ever had a violence-related “ticket” in his near two decades behind bars.  Moreover, Barton’s official IDOC aggression-level classification has always been at the lowest it can possibly be given the length of his sentence.

Wholly unwarranted for other reasons, the restraints worn by Bart were due solely to an on-going prison-wide lockdown during the course of the filmed interview, at a time when ALL inmates would’ve been restrained as such.

The above article’s optics is in stark conflict with Bart’s character, his prison record, and his genuine innocence.  As one closely associated to Bart and his exoneration efforts, I can assure the reader of these facts.




Barton McNeil Interview Pantagraph Jul 2017


In September Oxygen "Snapped" series will be repeating the case of Misook Nolan Wang. When this murder ocurred, Misook murdering her mother-in-law in a fit of revenge, anger, and monetary greed, it was evident to us that she had also something to do with the earlier murder of her ex-boyfriend's three year old daughter twenty years prior.
You can watch this on Amazon I think.


Audio of Gwen Jordan, Innocence Project

The Illinois Innocence Project is part of a nationwide network of attorneys who work to exonerate convicted felons who have been wrongly accused and incarcerated. Two attorneys from the Innocence Project will speak tonight at the McLean County League of Women Voters annual dinner, along with a former prisoner who is still working to have his murder conviction expunged. WGLT's Judy Valente has this report. - See more at:


Appeal to Aphrodite Jonees TV Show on Crime

Dear Aphrodite Jones and Producers of the Aphrodite Jones Television Show,

Recently I saw the program on Tyrone Hood (Menard Prison IL) who served twenty years behind bars for a crime he did not commit, based on the flimsiest of circumstantial evidence. I was struck by the similarity of another inmate at Menard, my nephew Barton McNeil, who is serving life without parole (now at sixteen years) for purportedly killing his three year old daughter, Christina McNeil. The Illinois Innocent Project is now working on his behalf, based on hasty and erroneous judgments by investigators, lost crime scene videos, assumptions, and failing to look for another perpetrator responsible for the crime. They are now firmly convinced of his innocence.
Bart’s case is unique in that he always maintained that his ex-girlfriend Misook Kim (Nowlin) (Wang) killed his child one night, after a violent break up, by entering a bedroom window and asphyxiating his daughter. DNA left behind (blood, two different urine stains, hair) was never tested, nor was a finger print lifted from the broken screen window, or a key piece of new evidence--- investigating the web re-building habits of a spider. At the DNA hearing, Arachnid experts from the Smithsonian Institute, testified that spiders do rebuild cobwebs after twenty minutes of destruction, and unknowledgable police investigators decided the next day that the presence of a spider-web could only mean no one entered through the window.
It was never proven that Bart was a sex offender, collected pornography, or treated his child inappropriately. Yet perverted conduct was, none-the-less, heavily suggested by the prosecutors. Nor did computer forensics find damming evidence of sexual interest of young children. Bart was convicted by a bench trial (no jury) advised by his incompetent lawyers who did nothing to contest a ‘Limine’ judgement excluding an alternative killer theory. Without a second person theory, Bart was hopelessly undefended. The legal system was adamant in their conviction that no one else could have entered his room.
The pivotal point in the case occurred in 2011, after sixteen years in prison with no further appeals, a huge break in his case opened. His Korean ex-girlfriend, Misook Kim, murdered again, avenging her husband, Don Wang, who wanted a divorce. In a premeditative manner, similar to the first murder, she asphyxiated. Linda Tyda Wang, in Crest Hill IL, for the same avenging motives. Misook Wang is now in prison, but refuses to admit other crimes.
Misook failed the polygraph, and her alibi in the 1998 homicide (McNeil) for that evening relied heavily on two testimonies: (1) Her new boyfriend at the time, Don Wang, whom she later married, and (2) Her brother Dongson Wang, visiting in Korea at the time. Records showed that he lived in more than four U.S. residences with Misook. The two second call to Korea was based on suggested time of death (around midnight), yet toxicologists now say that the stomach contents could be off by several hours.

The full story on Barton McNeil can be read on FreeBart.Org which includes audio tapes, investigative reports, interviews, newspaper articles, and timelines. I hope you will consider this story for your program.

Jeanne Ross