2022 October 24 NBC (Week-25) – Bloomington man’s fight for innocence can move forward, not the way he hoped

McNeil has been behind bars for the death of his daughter since 1998. By Jenise Rebholz Published: Oct. 24, 2022 at 7:25 PM PDT Mclean County (25 News Now) – After several months of delay, another step forward for a Bloomington man’s fight for innocence, but not the way his legal team had hoped. Barton McNeil has been … Read more

2022 October 24 News Article – WGLT NPR News – Judge allows hearing on confession claim in Bart McNeil’s murder case appeal

Click HERE to view article on WGLT on-line website WGLT | By Edith Brady-Lunny Published October 24, 2022 at 12:56 PM CDT Bart McNeil is entitled to a hearing on one piece of potential new evidence in his effort to be exonerated on murder charges, a judge said in a ruling that dismissed the bulk of McNeil’s … Read more

2022 October 25 News Article – The Pantagraph Newspaper – Judge allows hearing in 1998 Bloomington murder case appeal

By Mateusz Janik   |  October 25, 2022 BLOOMINGTON — A hearing can be scheduled on one piece of Barton McNeil’s potential evidence as he seeks exoneration on murder charges, a McLean County judge has ruled, but most of McNeil’s arguments supporting a new trial were dismissed. McNeil is currently serving a 100-year prison sentence on murder … Read more

2022 October 25 News Article – WMBD CBS/Fox News – Judge tosses out al but one piece of evidence in McNeil appeal

by: Austin Schick | Posted: Oct 25, 2022 | Updated: Oct 25, 2022 / 05:48 PM CDT URL to following article: https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/judge-tosses-out-all-but-one-piece-of-evidence-in-mcneil-appeal/ BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — A Bloomington man convicted in 1999 for the 1998 murder of his daughter has a slim chance of being exonerated for the crime. A judge ruled Barton McNeil will receive a hearing … Read more

2022 September 29 News Article – NBC Week-25 News – McLean County group asking for review of possible wrongful conviction cases

By Lizzie Seils | Published: Sep. 29, 2022 PEORIA (25 News Now) – Steps away from the McLean County Law and Justice Center, family members, and advocates are asking for a review of cases they believe to be wrongful convictions. With the newly sworn-in McLean County State’s Attorney Erika Reynolds, they’re hoping it will breathe new life into … Read more

2022 September 29 News Article – The Pantagraph – Dozens protest McLean County convictions

https://pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/dozens-protest-mclean-county-convictions/article_a607547e-4032-11ed-a502-8b7c066dcc2d.html BLOOMINGTON — Around two dozen supporters gathered in front of the courthouse in downtown Bloomington on Thursday to protest what they maintain were wrongful convictions that led to the imprisonment of innocent men.  Organizer Tammy Alexander, of East Tennessee, said she’s a co-host of a podcast called “Snow Files.” It covers the case of … Read more

2022 September 29 News Article – WGLT NPR – Supporters seek exonerations in 2 McLean County murder cases

WGLT | By Edith Brady-Lunny Published September 29, 2022 at 7:28 PM CDT Edith began her career as a reporter with The DeWitt County Observer, a weekly newspaper in Clinton. From 2007 to June 2019, Edith covered crime and legal issues for The Pantagraph, a daily newspaper in Bloomington, Illinois. She previously worked as a correspondent for … Read more

2022 September 29 News Article – WMBD CBS/Fox News – Group protests McLean County murder convictions

by: Austin Schick | Posted: Sep 29, 2022 Updated: Sep 29, 2022 / 06:49 PM CDT MCLEAN COUNTY, Ill. (WMBD) — A group of activists is asking: Does Innocence Matter? The question emblazoned their posters as protesters held a peaceful rally, calling attention to what they believe are wrongful convictions in McLean County from 1987 to 2001. The … Read more

2022 September 29 News Article – Illinois Times + 60 other Illinois newspapers – Exonerating the Innocent. Opinion piece by Scott Reeder, former host of WGLT NPR podcast “Suspect Convictions”

Exonerating the innocent Every once in a while, you meet someone who changes the trajectory of your life. For me, that person was Darrel Parker, a gentle, kind man who worked in the Moline Parks Department. Back in the early 1990s, I just had begun covering Moline City Hall and a friend told me that … Read more

2022 May 12 News Article – WMBD CBS News – Barton McNeil’s team provides ‘proof of innocence’ in court Thursday

by: Austin Schick, Mike Smith Posted: May 12, 2022 / 04:17 PM CDT https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/mcneils-team-provides-proof-of-innocence-in-court-wednesday/ BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — A Bloomington man convicted of murder in 1999 is awaiting a judge’s decision pertaining to newly found evidence. Barton McNeil appeared in court for the first time in years Thursday afternoon and will wait 60 days to see if new … Read more