Assistant State’s Attorney Stephanie Wong Aids Misook Nowlin Wang Resulting in Linda Tyda Murder 13 Years Later

MEMORY LOSS TO MURDER – A CHILD KILLING GETAWAY By Barton McNeil Recently I was told how a local Bloomington, Illinois, reporter happened upon now-defense attorney Stephanie Wong, who back in the 1990s was a prosecutor during the tenure of McLean County State’s Attorney Charles Reynard. Because Stephanie Wong co-prosecuted me alongside McLean County First … 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

2002 July 19 News Article – Child Killer’s new jail term 100 years

WEBSITE AUTHOR NOTES: As referenced in Barton’s lifetime sentencing article dated August 12, 1999, due to sentencing guidelines, Barton had to face the same judge who had sentenced him. Barton only received notice of this “resentencing hearing” a week before it was to take place with Barton being visited by his former attorney Tracy Smith. … Read more

1999 July 3 News Article – Pathologist: McNeil girl was molested

The autopsy showed possible signed of sexual abuse. Despite there being absolutely no physical evidence to show Barton had perpetrated such heinous and immoral acts against his very own daughter, prosecutors used this against him. With no charges ever being leveled against Barton relative to this kind of criminal misconduct. So great was this accusation … Read more

1998 August 22 News Article – Father accused of murder shows girl’s photo to court

WEBSITE AUTHOR’S COMMENT: Thank you for your interest such that you have made it to this page. This is the first printed news article we have as Barton’s plight begins. By now you should know that Barton is the one who summoned police to return. Barton immediately identified Misook as the likely murderess of his … Read more