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Family of convicted killer hope attention brings new trial, Jan 11 2012

 

Barton McNeil

Two family members of Barton McNeil attend the pre-trial hearing of Misook Wang Chuck Nicholson (left) and Grace Schlafter (right) attend the pre-trial hearing of Misook Wang wearing ribbons with the picture of 3 year-old Christina McNeil. (Stephanie Pawlowski/WJBC)

Family of convicted killer hope attention brings new trial

By Stephanie Pawlowski 4 weeks ago

BLOOMINGTON - Attorneys asked for more time in the Misook Wang case Monday to exchange evidence.

Wang, 46 from Bloomington, is accused of killing her mother-in-law Wenlan Tyda last year. But, the family of Barton McNeil is hoping to use this new murder case as fuel to get a possible retrial in his murder conviction.

McNeil was convicted of murdering his three-year-old daughter Christina McNeil 13 years ago. Family member Chuck Nicholson said McNeil has always maintained his innocence and claimed Wang was the real murdered. He said they are talking to Bloomington Police about the old case in light of Wang's recent murder charges.

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misook wang barton mcneil Barton McNeil, left, was convicted of killing his 3-year-old daughter in 1998. He has long said Misook Wang, right, his ex-girlfriend, was responsible for the girl's death. (Photos courtesy of Illinois Department of Corrections, McLean County Sheriff's Department)

Police take second look at woman in 1998 homicide

By Ryan Denham October 28, 2011

BLOOMINGTON – A 46-year-old woman charged with killing her mother-in-law may be connected to a 1998 Bloomington murder.

Barton McNeil was convicted of smothering his 3-year-old daughter, Christina. He’s now serving a life sentence in prison but has long maintained that his then-estranged girlfriend, Misook Nowlin, broke into his Bloomington apartment and killed Christina while he slept.

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misook wang barton mcneil Barton McNeil, left, was convicted of killing his 3-year-old daughter in 1998. He has long said Misook Wang, right, his ex-girlfriend, was responsible for the girl's death. (Photos courtesy of Illinois Department of Corrections, McLean County Sheriff's Department)

Convicted murderer says he has new hope after ex’s murder arrest [AUDIO]

By Beth Whisman October 21, 2011

A McLean County man convicted of the 1998 murder of his 3-year-old daughter called the WJBC midday show on Friday.

Barton McNeil is serving a 100 year prison sentence at the Menard Correctional Center in Illinois, but he told host Beth Whisman he believes there is reason to hope for the first time since his conviction.

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