2021 November 12 News Article – The Pantagraph – Watch now: Post-Conviction process in 1998 Bloomington murder case could be expedited

November 13, 2021 by Kade Heather CLICK HERE TO VIEW CHRIS ROSS INTERVIEW WITH THE PRESS IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE HEARING BLOOMINGTON — Barton McNeil’s quest for exoneration and a new trial for his 3-year-old daughter’s 1998 death could be fast-tracked to an evidentiary hearing which would include testimony about his petition for post-conviction relief filed on his … Read more

2021 November 12 News Article – WGLT (National Public Radio) McNeil’s post-conviction case could get fast-tracked to hearing on new evidence

WGLT | By Edith Brady-Lunny Click HERE to view the article on WGLT website Published November 12, 2021 at 4:10 PM CST

2021 October 4 News Article – CBS WMBD: Convicted murderer’s 23-year-old case received national attention ahead of November court date

Click HERE to view the article and accompanying video. BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — A decades-old murder case in Bloomington garnered national attention from a cable television true-crime network. Barton McNeil was found guilty of murdering his then three-year-old daughter in the summer of 1998 but has since maintained his innocence of the crime. The case … Read more

2021 September 24 News Article – A look back on the case of Christina McNeil by Illinois Wesleyan University

Click HERE to see article as published on Illinois Wesleyan University website The American judicial system is founded on supposed pillars of justice and fairness, hundreds have been wrongfully convicted. With advancements in technology and DNA testing, many of these cases have been overturned. Exoneration is the hope, too, of Bloomington native Barton McNeil. McNeil … Read more

2021 September 24 News Article – NBC Week-25: Decades-old McLean County murder case to be featured on true crime series

September 24, 2021 6:34 pm   Harry Croton BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL NEWS, TOP STORIES CLICK BELOW LINK TO BE DIRECTED TO ORIGINAL ARTICLE ON WEEK.COM AND BE ABLE TO PLAY THE VIDEO.   MCLEAN COUNTY (WEEK) — A decades-old McLean County murder case is now receiving national attention as it is set to premier on a true crime television series. In … Read more

2021 September 24 News Article – Watch Now: Oxygen Network to air program on Bloomington murder case (Pantagraph Newspaper)

Click HERE to link to the published article as featured in The Pantagraph newspaper. Additional photographs accompanying the article are shown at the end. September 24, 2021 by Kade Heather BLOOMINGTON – The winding story of a Bloomington man seeking exoneration while serving a 100-year sentence for being convicted of murdering his 3-year-old daughter in 1998 is … Read more

2021 August 27 News Article – Judge Allows Bart McNeil to Take Next Step in Quest For New Murder Trial

WGLT | By Edith Brady-Lunny Published August 27, 2021 at 1:14 PM CDT Click here to listen to a 6-minute interview with the writer of this story, Edith Brady-Lunny, that aired on NPR’s WGLT, concerning the similarities between three wrongful conviction related cases all of whom were prosecuted by former McLean County State’s Attorney Charles Reynard. Audio … Read more