2014 August 1 News Article – McNeil Defense Pushes For New DNA Testing

McNeil Defense Pushes For New DNA Testing 08/01/2014 10:25 PM BLOOMINGTON – About 15 years ago, Bloomington resident Barton McNeil was convicted of murdering his three-year-old daughter in June of 1998, but all along he’s maintained his innocence. A defense asked a judge to consider some new evidence that they believe could make McNeil a … Read more

2014 August News Article – Inmate argues for DNA tests to clear murder charges

August 02, 2014 7:00 am • Edith Brady-Lunny eblunny@pantagraph.com Bart McNeil waves to family and friends as he attends a hearing to answer his request for DNA testing of evidence collected from the scene of his daughter Christina’s murder in 1999. BLOOMINGTON — Lawyers for a man serving life in prison for the 1998 death … Read more

2012 February 6 News Article – Innocence Project Reviewing 1998 Bloomington Murder

By: Jacob Long, WMBD/WYZZ-TV BLOOMINGTON – As we were first to report today, the Downstate Innocence Project is reviewing a 1998 Bloomington murder case.The case surrounds Barton McNeil, who was convicted in 1999 of murdering his young daughter, but has always said the real killer is his ex-girlfriend Misook Wang.Wang is now in jail, charged … Read more

2012 February 14 News Article – McNeil claims woman charged in different slaying killed his daughter

Illinois Springfield in the News McNeil claims woman charged in different slaying killed his daughter A man convicted in 1999 of murdering his 3-year-old daughter says the person responsible for the murder is now behind bars facing murder charges in an unrelated case, but prosecutors say they reviewed and rejected the suspect he proposes.Barton McNeil, … Read more

2012 March News Article – Illinois Innocence Project Takes 1998 Barton McNeil Murder Case

By: Ryan Denham  |  Yesterday Barton McNeil, left, and Misook Wang. (Photos courtesy of the Illinois Department of Corrections and McLean County sheriff’s department) SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Innocence Project is taking on a 1998 Bloomington homicide, hoping to exonerate convicted murderer Barton McNeil and expecting to get some help from new DNA evidence testing. … Read more

2012 April 6 News Article – Supporters Rally around His Innocence, Ex-Girlfriend Court Date Set

By: Kim Behrens Updated: April 6, 2012 BLOOMINGTON–Supporters of convicted murderer Barton McNeil say he’s one step closer to proving his innocence. McNeil is convicted of smothering his three year old daughter to death in 1998 and is now serving a life sentence in prison. But he says the killer is his ex-girlfriend Misook Wang. … Read more

2011 September 15 News Article – Prosecutors say woman lured mother-in-law to her death

Prosecutors say woman lured mother-in-law to her death Bloomington woman details scheme to police September 15, 2011|By Andy Grimm, Tribune reporter Prosecutors say a Bloomington woman carefully plotted the murder of her 70-year-old mother-in-law, luring the Crest Hill woman to a predawn meeting, killing her and hiding the body in a Will County nature preserve. … Read more

2012 March News Article – Bloomington Detectives Make Prison Visit

  Detectives make prison visit in 1998 murder case By: Ryan Denham | March, 2012 BLOOMINGTON – Two Bloomington detectives recently visited convicted murderer Barton McNeil in state prison, but there’s no new evidence that anyone else killed his daughter in 1998, police said Tuesday. McNeil was convicted of smothering his 3-year-old daughter, Christina. He’s … Read more