Bloomington Police Detectives remove victim’s window screen with the screen falling out of its frame due to gravity itself

Most, if not all, of Detective and Prosecutor’s belief in Barton’s guilt was due to their witnessing old cobwebs in the corners of the screen in which Barton claimed Misook Nowlin must have entered the bedroom in order to murder his daughter Christina.  Detectives even went so far as to testify under oath during Barton’s … Read more

Episode 4 of Suspect Convictions – “True Crime with Aphrodite Jones” weighs in on the case

Aphrodite Jones is a best-selling true crime author and journalist who soon after participating in Suspect Convictions launched her own podcast. Her reality crime TV series, “True Crime with Aphrodite Jones,” aired on Investigation Discovery for six seasons. Also featured on this episode is Bob Ruff who is the host of the Truth & Justice podcast, which investigates … Read more

2021 Feb 23 News Article – Bloomington dad serving 100 years in death of daughter seeks new trial (Pantagraph Newspaper)

BLOOMINGTON — Lawyers for the father of a 3-year-old Bloomington girl serving a 100-year sentence for suffocating her in 1998, have filed a petition asking for a new trial based on new evidence. With the assistance of The Exoneration Project and the Illinois Innocence Project, Bart McNeil suggests new evidence, that had it been available at … Read more

Scott Reeder’s Award Winning “Suspect Convictions” PodCast series on McNeil case

GLT is partnering with the popular true crime podcast Suspect Convictions to explore the 1998 murder of 3-year-old Bloomington girl Christina McNeil. Her father, Barton McNeil, was convicted of the crime but says his ex-girlfriend was the real killer—the same woman who 13 years later was convicted in a second McLean County murder. Suspect Convictions is produced … Read more

2020 April 2 News Article – Internet Opens Door To Wrongful Conviction Cases

WGLT | By Edith Brady-LunnyPublished April 2, 2020 at 1:33 PM CDT Defendants exonerated of crimes they did not commit serve an average of 13 years before their release from prison. In many cases, the stretch between conviction and exoneration lasts decades. Years of sparsely attended court proceedings go largely unnoticed until a judge’s final order allowing … Read more

Suspect Convictions host Scott Reeder receives a rare letter from Misook regarding Bart’s case

What is fascinating about this letter is that Misook purports that the time in which she had a “supposed” alibi (meaning supported by one of her best Korean born best friends Susi Kaiser, last reported living in Las Vegas) was between 10 pm and 11 pm.  A time that Barton has long maintained his daughter … Read more

Misook Nowlin featured on “Snapped” and “Deadly Women” on Oxygen Network

The true crime saga of Misook Nowlin, former girlfriend of Barton McNeil, has aired on several television shows.  A new show series called “Behind Bars” will be airing a new piece on Misook Nowlin now serving her 55-year sentence during the 2nd Quarter of 2021.  Misook has agreed to be interviewed on camera for this … Read more

2012 June 27th News Article – Illinois Innocence Project takes 1998 Murder Case

THE CHARLES SMITH BLOG WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012 Barton McNeil: Illinois Innocence Project takes 1998 murder case. New DNA testing could offer hope of exoneration. WJBC; STORY: “Illinois Innocence Project takes 1998 murder case,” by reporter Ryan Denham, published by WJBC on May 4, 2012. (This case only recently came to my attention. HL); GIST: … 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

2012 March 14th – Detectives Revisit Convicted Murder’s Case

Source:  CiProud News By: Kim Behrens Updated: March 14, 2012 BLOOMINGTON–Despite a recent attempt by Bloomington police detectives to revisit the case of convicted murderer Barton McNeil, there’s no new evidence that would support his innocence. McNeil is convicted of smothering his three year old daughter in 1998. He’s now serving a life sentence in … Read more