2018 Oct 17 News Article – Challenging wrongful convictions can take decades

Edith Brady-Lunny |  Oct 17, 2018  BLOOMINGTON — When Bart McNeil insisted police return to his home following the death of his 4-year-old daughter in June 1999, he believed the information he wanted to share could help authorities find his child’s killer. McNeil’s theory that someone may have crawled through his daughter’s bedroom window and … Read more

2017 July 30 News Article – With new legal team convicted killer no longer wants “death by prison”

Edith Brady-Lunny | Jul 30, 2017 Edith Brady-Lunny 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, … Read more

2014 August 28 News Article – McNeil Family Celebrates Small Victory With DNA Approval

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD BLOOMINGTON – A team, working to free a Bloomington man serving a long prison sentence for the alleged murder of his daughter is celebrating a small victory. Earlier this month, the Illinois Innocence Project held a hearing in McLean County to bring new evidence into play for Barton McNeil. At the hearing, … Read more

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 2 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

2014 July 31 News Article – Convicted Child Killer Maintains Innocence

Convicted child killer maintains innocence, says new evidence could prove ex-girlfriend guilty By WEEK Reporter July 31, 2014 Updated Aug 1, 2014 at 10:49 AM CDT MENARD, Ill. –June of 1999 Bloomington man Barton McNeil was convicted of killing his 3-year-old daughter Christina McNeil. For years McNeil firmly believed his ex-girlfriend Misook Nowlin committed the … Read more

2014 February 26 News Article – State agrees to some DNA testing in 1998 murder case

February 26, 2014 4:45 pm  • Edith Brady-Lunny BLOOMINGTON — Lawyers for a Bloomington man convicted in 1999 of killing his daughter said Wednesday they will expand their request for DNA testing of evidence they believe will point to the child’s real killer: a woman serving 55 years for killing her mother-in-law in 2012. Barton McNeil is serving 100 years for … 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 January 11 News Article – Family of convicted killer hope attention brings new trial

 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. … Read more